Miami vs. Georgia Tech Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the Miami vs. Georgia Tech fearless prediction and game preview.
Miami (4-0) vs. Georgia Tech (3-1) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, October 14th
Game Time: 3:30 pm ET
Venue: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, FL
Miami doesn’t have a whole slew of big tests season – Virginia Tech and Notre Dame are the biggies – but getting by Florida State at Florida State is great no matter what.
And getting by Georgia Tech would be great, too.
The rested Yellow Jackets got a few weeks off after destroying North Carolina, and now, while everyone else is talking about Clemson, and NC State, and the Hurricanes, there’s a chance here to get get into the ACC title discussion.
It’s a tough run with three more road games after this – including dates at Clemson and Virginia Tech – but that shouldn’t matter if the offense is working like it’s supposed to.
But Miami beat FSU. It can’t come back and clunk.
One Reason Why Miami Will Win
The run defense might not be a rock, but it’s more than athletic enough and talented enough to handle the option.
The key? As always with Georgia Tech – get into the backfield. A lot.
Miami’s defensive front and linebacking corps are outstanding at flying behind the line, coming up with 36 tackles for loss so far in the four games.
Against FSU, Miami cranked up four sacks and nine tackles for loss. The D gave up yards, but also cranked up its share of big plays when it had to. That’s what has to happen against Georgia Tech.
There will be a few times when the option works, but Miami has to own third downs.
One Reason Why Georgia Tech Will Win
Does Miami have anyone left?
The Hurricanes might have beaten FSU, but the Noles did some damage.
Miami star RB Mark Walton is now out for the year with an ankle problem, and top receiver Ahmmon Richards is banged up with a hamstring injury. Two starters – Sheldrick Redwine and Dee Delany – are gone in the secondary, and the O line has some shuffling to do.
Beyond that, Miami will have to take advantage of its chances, because there won’t be a whole lot of them.
The Canes don’t go on too many long, grinding drives – they’re dead last in the ACC and 123rd in the nation in time of possession.
Georgia Tech is No. 1 in the country, keeping the ball for 36:39.
What’s Going To Happen
Georgia Tech’s going to be a problem for the banged up Canes.
This is a very good, very sound Yellow Jacket team that can play a little defense to go along with it’s terrific ground game.
Watch out for a lot of Georgia Tech disrespected attitude. The ground game will be effective enough for stretches, a few big pass plays will take advantage of the injuries in the secondary, and the Yellow Jackets will change up the ACC narrative with a terrific road win.
Miami vs. Georgia Tech Prediction
Georgia Tech 27, Miami 23
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