2. D.J. Shockley vs. the Tech pass rush: Shockley had a great deal of time on a number of crucial passing attempts in the second half. He had plenty of time to find Mario Raley and Bryan McClendon on the game's penultimate drive. One of Tech's three sacks came in the fourth quarter.
3. Keep emotions in check: Both teams appeared to behave themselves during the game. There were the normal outbursts towards the officials from coaches and players and the normal smack-talking that goes with a rendition of "Clean Old Fashioned Hate."