Georgia Tech at USF fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, September 8
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
Georgia Tech (1-0) vs. USF (1-0) Game Preview
One Reason Why Georgia Tech Will Win
It was a light scrimmage against Alcorn State, but it’s what the team needed.
The rushing parts got their feet wet, averaging over eight yards per pop with TaQuon Marshall doing a wonderful job leading the way in the 41-0 win. The tune-up worked.
USF was able to roll past Elon without breathing hard, but the Phoenix ran well. There wasn’t any passing game to worry about, and the Bulls could just deal with Elon’s ground game – they still gave up 192 yards.
On the other side, the Georgia Tech run defense shouldn’t have a problem with the changed up Bull offense without the same ground game to worry about. There’s no more Quinton Flowers handling the offense, but …
One Reason Why USF Will Win
It’s just a win over Elon, but it was the perfect game to Blake Barnett going. He finally appears to have found a home, and now the former Alabama star recruit and Arizona State Sun Devil was fantastic, throwing for a sharp 305 yards and three scores.
The rushing element isn’t there, but Barnett ran for a score, too. This is his opportunity, and this is his chance to shine.
But can the USF linebackers and D handle the Georgia Tech offense?
There’s still no downfield passing game to worry about from the Yellow Jacket attack, and the secondary should be USF’s biggest defensive strength. Don’t worry about anything through the air, sell out against the run, and everything should be okay.
What’s Going To Happen
This will be one of the underappreciated games of the weekend. USF has the talent and skill to pull this off, but the defense is about to get hit very, very hard by the Georgia Tech offense.
The inability to stretch the field with an opportunistic passing game will be a problem for the Yellow Jackets, but they’ll hold on to the ball for close to 40 minutes, run for 300 yards, and get by with a win that should be a launching point for a big year.
Fearless Prediction & Line
Georgia Tech 30, USF 24
Line: Georgia Tech -3.5, o/u: 62.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Must See Rating: 3.5
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