Georgia Tech vs. Pitt Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the Georgia Tech vs. Pitt fearless prediction and game preview.
Georgia Tech (1-1) vs. Pitt (1-2) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, Sept. 23rd
Game Time: 12:20 pm ET
Venue: Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA
Network: ACC Network
It’s time for Pitt’s season to get started, while Georgia Tech needs to shake the rust off and be ready to go on a roll.
While Yellow Jacket head coach Paul Johnson might not have been too happy with the time off, missing the last two weeks – helped by hurricane cancellations – has given the team time to rest up a bit after a crazy start. Now, with the way things are set up, Georgia Tech leaves Georgia just once until late October.
Getting by Pitt isn’t a must, but if the Yellow Jackets have any thoughts of being good enough to challenge in the ACC race, this is a game they have to take down without a problem.
Pitt’s been awful, but that’s partly because it faced Penn State and Oklahoma State over the last two weeks.
The defense continues to be a rumor, there’s a quarterback issue, and now the team has to avoid a 1-3 start with a good performance.
With Rice and Syracuse up next, there’s a chance to turn this all around fast.
One Reason Why Pitt Will Win
Finally, the beleaguered Panther secondary catches a break.
Ripped apart by the Nittany Lions and the Cowboys, the Panther defense that refuses to change things up enough to help out the corners on an island won’t have to deal with a high-octane passing attack this week.
The only big plus about getting hit so hard by the high-octane offenses has been the steady nature of the Panther attack – it’s able to control the tempo and the clock.
Georgia Tech kills teams on time of possession, but the Panthers have held the ball for almost 35 minutes per game.
One Reason Why Georgia Tech Will Win
Pitt has a quarterback issue.
Max Browne wasn’t all that bad against Oklahoma State, but the former USC transfer hasn’t provided a spark so far.
He hit 7-of-10 passes for 60 yards, but that didn’t help when OSU cranked up 49 points in the first half. Ben DiNucci only hit 13-of-25 passes and threw two picks, but he’s a more mobile option.
It’s Game Three, and Pitt is still trying to figure it all out.
Offensively for Georgia Tech, the two weeks off means QB TaQuon Marshall has had time off to heal up and be fresh. Look out.
What’s Going To Happen
No, Georgia Tech won’t wing the ball around the yard, but Marshall will connect on a few key throws to open it up a bit.
Pitt will all of a sudden look stronger now that it doesn’t have to face Penn State or Oklahoma State, but the offense will still be too inconsistent. Georgia Tech will play well – the option will rumble.
Georgia Tech vs. Pitt Prediction
Georgia Tech 34, Pitt 20
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