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This is a discussion on Shutouts within the Georgia Tech Football forums, part of the Georgia Tech Sports Message Boards category; We hear a lot about improved defense, swarming to the ball,etc. Do we have a defense and a schedule that ...

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    We hear a lot about improved defense, swarming to the ball,etc. Do we have a defense and a schedule that would allow for multiple shut-outs by our defense this year? Wofford and Tulane are prime suspects, but what about some others on the schedule like Pittsburgh, NC State, and Virginia. Can we get one goose egg, or dare to dream, two? And what are the chances that some team completely thwarts us and shuts our offense out? I think slim due to our improved kicker.


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    Last year was the first 2 shut-out year since 1985, and 1975 before that. Dodd's era was, of course, built on defense with 2 shutouts each year in 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1966.
    In 1961 we shut out Rice (ranked) Duke, Tulane and UF. In 1956, five goose eggs Tulane Duke, Alabama, Florida, and the Mutts. From 1955 to 1957 we had an amazing 13 shutouts in those 32 games. The 1955 year not only did we shutout LSU, FSU, Duke and Pitt in the bowl game, we held Bama to 2 points and Georgia to 3 points. Five points in six games. For the three seasons 55 to 57 we gave up an average of 5.1 points a game. Can you imagine being the opposing team and knowing you probably would not score a touchdown against us whenever we played? All sorts of rules changes since then makes this only ancient history, but it was somewhat of an accomplishment to have two shutouts last year after almost 30 years.
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    A lot of times we tank at the end of games, so maybe one shutout but not two. Second string comes in, guys lose focus, etc. All while the other team is still trying to put points on the board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukonwreck View Post
    We hear a lot about improved defense, swarming to the ball,etc. Do we have a defense and a schedule that would allow for multiple shut-outs by our defense this year? Wofford and Tulane are prime suspects, but what about some others on the schedule like Pittsburgh, NC State, and Virginia. Can we get one goose egg, or dare to dream, two? And what are the chances that some team completely thwarts us and shuts our offense out? I think slim due to our improved kicker.
    No shutouts against the meat of our schedule until we get bad asses at least two deep.
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