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November 7, 2012

Georgia Tech using 2-man approach at quarterback



Johnson was encouraged by the urgency Georgia Tech showed in the first half at Maryland. The Yellow Jackets' offensive line consistently extended blocks and created space for the A-backs, B-backs and quarterbacks to run for a combined 370 yards and five touchdowns on 46 attempts.

Washington had one rushing touchdown. Lee had two. They combined for 90 yards rushing on 16 attempts.

But without the offensive line's work, the Yellow Jackets might have folded against a Maryland defense that ranks third in ACC average points allowed and second in average yards allowed.

"We keep a stat on defenders on the ground and we had more than we've had all year," Johnson said. "I mean not even close. It was guys getting after it. That's the way you have to play if you're going to have a chance to be any good. You can't go through the motions."

Washington missed practice Tuesday to get some rest. He wore a red jersey and watched as Lee took snaps with the first-team offense.

Because he didn't practice, Washington wasn't available to speak with reporters, per Johnson's policy, but Lee was grateful for the opportunity to get more snaps and feel more relaxed on the field.

"The more times you get reps in a live game, the more confidence comes with it and the more that I feel that I'm getting better," Lee said. "Things slow down a lot. Things have slowed down tremendously. I just feel like I can go execute and make plays and just play my game."

Johnson said Washington's 26 career starts and his scoring ability — his 34 career rushing touchdowns are one shy of tying former teammate Joshua Nesbitt's ACC record by a quarterback — are his primary attributes.

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