Check out the Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech fearless prediction and game preview.
Virginia Tech (7-2) vs. Georgia Tech (5-4) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Nov. 12
Game Time: 3:30 pm
Venue: Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, VA
Yeah, Virginia Tech is 14th in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, but that doesn’t matter – it’s in the hunt for a spot in the big four, just needing to win out.
If the Hokies can beat Georgia Tech, win at Notre Dame, and beat Virginia, they’ll be off to the ACC championship game. Beat Clemson, and if they’re not in the CFP, they’ll be really, really close.
But first, they need to try to get past the close calls, struggling to get by Pitt two weeks ago, and last week having to fight way too hard to beat Duke.
Give them credit for figuring out how to survive and advance, but this is the game for the run defense to rise up and come up with something special.
An injured Duke backfield did way too much last week against the Hokies, coming up with 227 yards and three scores against a Tech D that’s allowed seven rushing scores in the last two weeks. And now it has to face a humming Yellow Jacket ground attack, even with a hurt Justin Thomas trying to gut it out through a shoulder injury.
Georgia Tech followed up a 341-yard rushing day against Duke with 334 yards against North Carolina, rolling for 241 yards or more in each of the last five games and in seven of the last eight games.
But as shaky as the Hokie defensive front has been at times, it’s been terrific on third downs and even better at keeping the better at keeping the big pass plays to a minimum.
Virginia Tech is fourth in the nation defensively on third downs, while Georgia Tech is dead last in the nation, allowing offenses to convert 52% of their chances. The Hokies will capitalize on that to overcome a rocky day from the run D.
Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech Prediction
Virginia Tech 38, Georgia Tech 27
Virginia Tech -14, o/u: 55
ATS Confidence: 5: Cash in mattress – 1: All political pollsters … 3
Must See Rating: 5: Arrival* – 1: Any political show ever again … 3.5
*To be honest, it looks like yet another brutally dull sci-fi thing, but it’s 100%, so you’re supposed to see it or else.