2. Paul Johnson didn't give defensive coordinator Ted Roof a ringing vote of confidence – but he didn't signal any intent to make a change, either. Asked about his confidence in Roof, Johnson said: "He's coached a long time. … We (meaning his offense) didn't exactly set the woods on fire the second half, and I've got confidence in myself." Johnson did, however, express a bit of disgust at Tech yielding a field goal after scoring a touchdown with 42 seconds left in the first half. "I ran (the clock) down as far as I could," he said.
3. If you wondered how Ricky Jeune wasn't covered on that touchdown pass … well, he was – up until he wasn't. "We call it a rub route," quarterback TaQuon Marshall said, "rub" being a euphemism for "pick." Teams run pick plays on the goal line because, duh, they work. (Clemson's winning touchdown pass from Deshaun Watson to Hunter Renfrow at 0:01 of the most recent national championship game involved, er, a rub.) The Bulldog assigned to cover Jeune bumped into another Tech receiver, leaving Jeune alone. "I was surprised he was that open," Marshall said. That would be Tech's second and last completion. Both were to Jeune. On the season, the Jackets completed 43 passes. Twenty-five were caught by Jeune.