Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech fearless prediction and game preview.
Virginia Tech (7-2) vs. Georgia Tech (4-4) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, November 11th
Game Time: 12:20 pm ET
Venue: Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA
Network: ACC Network
The ACC season might be over for Virginia Tech – only Virginia can potentially knock Miami out of the Coastal championship – but there’s still a chance to get a New Year’s Six bowl by winning out with Pitt and at Virginia to close after this.
Georgia Tech got knocked out of the race after losing to Clemson and Virginia on the road, and now there’s a problem.
Not helped by not getting to play UCF, the Yellow Jackets have to win two of their last three games to go bowling. That might be a wee bit of a problem with Georgia to close out the regular season.
One Reason Why Virginia Tech Will Win
Miami came up with 210 rushing yards against the Hokies last week, but that’s been about it against the run defense.
It was the second time this year Virginia Tech allowed 200 rushing yards, and just the second time it gave up a rushing score.
Of course, the Hokies haven’t seen anything like the Georgia Tech ground game, but the front seven is good enough to make the Yellow Jackets even more one-dimensional than it already is.
There are a few other options, but the game will be all about Tech QB TaQuon Marshall. He’s not going to do anything with the passing game, so as long as the Hokies linebacking corps can keep Marshall from blowing up on the ground, they’ll be fine.
A defense this good can stop one guy, but …
One Reason Why Georgia Tech Will Win
That one guy really is good enough to take the game over by himself.
The defense might have melted down last week against Virginia, but the Georgia Tech offense was fine with Marshall running 29 times for 143 yards and two scores.
But even if the Hokies keep him under wraps – like Miami and Clemson were able to do – KirVonte Benson is probing to be a good second option. When he gets into a groove, the Yellow Jacket offense rolls – but Marshall needs to take over the game early on.
So what went wrong against Virginia? The two turnovers were a problem – both on Marshall interceptions – but the run defense was fantastic. As long as the Yellow Jacket front seven can keep the Hokies to around 150 yards on the ground, this will be close late.
Virginia Tech hasn’t averaged more than four yards per carry in any of the five ACC games.
What’s Going To Happen
Georgia Tech might really, really need this, but the Virginia Tech defensive front will hold up.
Still leading the ACC in total D, there will be just enough pressure into the backfield to slow down the Yellow Jacket machine – Marshall will struggle too much to hit the deep play to overcome the occasionally stalled ground game.
Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech Prediction
Virginia Tech 23, Georgia Tech 16
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