The Yellow Jackets ranked first in the ACC in seven offensive categories and averaged 422.1 yards a game in 2009. Johnson’s triple-option offense ranked second in the nation in rushing offense (295.4 yards a game). Tech also ranked first in the nation in third down-conversion percentage (52.26 percent).
Much of that could be credited to Dwyer, who ranked 24th in the nation in yards a game (99.64). With Dwyer gone, the Yellow Jackets have two juniors ( Marcus Wright and Roddy Jones) and a senior ( Anthony Allen) at their running back positions, with quarterback Joshua Nesbitt back for his senior year. Nesbitt, by the way, is a threat unto himself: He ranks 10th on the Georgia Tech career rushing list with 2,089 yards and 25 touchdowns.