The North Carolina defense has been practiced against cut blocks leading into its game on Saturday against Georgia Tech. ROBERT WILLETT
CHAPEL HILL — Georgia Tech’s spread option offense is based on reading defenses and maximizing opportunities to create favorable, exploitable matchups. It’s a fast, precise offense, and it can be confusing for a defense, which usually doesn’t know what to expect on any given play.
But there is one thing North Carolina can count on when it plays the Yellow Jackets on Saturday: The Tar Heels know they will be cut blocked – that is, blocked below the knees, with offensive players routinely lunging at the lower body to knock defenders down.
These are dangerous plays but also legal plays. And they’re part of the game when playing Georgia Tech.