I'll let others weigh in as well, but here's the long and short of Duke's disappointing loss: the offense couldn't do anything, and the defense employed an effective bend-but-don't-break approach in the first half that kept things close. Finally in the third quarter still trailing just 3-0, while Duke was in the midst of 4 straight three-and-out possessions, Georgia Tech got a questionable pass interference call on third and long from Duke's 25 that spurred their first touchdown, and from there the rout was on as Duke's defense was exhausted and getting no relief from the offense. Georgia Tech got a few long runs and an 88-yard pass play for the final touchdown.
I thought the overall team speed on defense was very good, and though they could've given up a few more scores in the first half, they held tough and gave the offense numerous chances to overcome the 3-0 deficit. But Thad had no magic on this Saturday.
Ramblin' Wrecked, we might've once said.