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Georgia Tech enjoying defensive turnaround

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By CHARLES ODUM
AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech is earning respect for more than its strong running game.

Suddenly the Yellow Jackets' defense is on the rise.

One year after Georgia Tech almost routinely gave up more than 40 points in games, the defense is enjoying an upswing under first-year coordinator Ted Roof.

Coach Paul Johnson says his defense has come a long way from last season, when it seemed the Yellow Jackets could only win high-scoring shootouts. Georgia Tech, which plays Pittsburgh on Saturday, has two shutouts for the first time in 28 years.

Johnson says such seniors as defensive ends Jeremiah Attaochu and Emmanuel Dieke and safety Jemea Thomas have led the defensive upswing which has included shutouts of Elon and Syracuse.

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