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Breaking down Snoddy's 65-yard run (or catch)

Georgia Tech A-back Broderick Snoddy is the fastest player on the Yellow Jackets' roster. As such, opportunities to give him the ball in the open field can be big plays waiting to happen. It happened Saturday in Tech's 38-19 win over Wofford, when Snoddy took a pitch from quarterback Justin Thomas and dashed 65 yards down the sideline, setting up the Jackets' final touchdown. You can find a clip of it here. An examination of how it happened:












The play was nearly foiled by Perkins' block. With Snoddy out of position to take a pitch, Thomas might have been wise to just eat the ball to avoid a potential turnover, but attempted the pitch.

Griffin threw a huge block to seal off any penetration and also create a logjam to deter pursuit from behind the play as the option played out.

Aided by a too-shallow pursuit angle, Snoddy's speed turned the play from a mere first-down run (technically pass) into a 65-yarder.

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Ken Sugiura covers Georgia Tech sports for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.