Georgia Tech vs. Louisville fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Friday, October 5th
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, KY
Georgia Tech (2-3) vs. Louisville (2-3) Game Preview
One Reason Why Georgia Tech Will Win
What happened to the Louisville offense? It used to be beautiful … this version is unrecognizable.
The passing game can’t complete anything down the field on a regular basis, there are too many picks, and the offense overall is dead last among all ACC teams averaging just 312 yards per game.
It’s not totally the fault of the offensive line, but it’s close. The line can’t keep defenses out of the backfield, and it’s killing the running game.
The Cardinal defensive front hasn’t been bad against the run, but that’s partly because it hasn’t faced too many teams with great ground games. Virginia didn’t have any problems, and Alabama was Alabama – Georgia Tech’s offense should go off against the UofL line that doesn’t apply enough pressure.
The big issue? Turnovers. Georgia Tech has come up with ten takeaways so far, and Louisville is among the worst teams in college football in turnover margin. The Yellow Jackets aren’t going to need much help.
One Reason Why Louisville Will Win
The Cardinal offensive line should get a bit of a break.
Georgia Tech’s D line came up with two sacks against Bowling Green last week, but overall the pass rush just isn’t there. For a UofL O that needs a whole lot of time to work, it’ll get it.
If the passing game was ever going to get going, this would be the time.
The lack of pressure has killed the Yellow Jacket secondary that’s allowed 197 yards or more against the FCS teams, getting hit hard by Bowling Green for 330 yards last week.
The talent is there for the Cardinal offense; it just hasn’t gotten going yet.
For an attack that’s sputtering, field position should play a big role. Punt returner Rodjay Burns has a touchdown, averaging over 16 yards per try so far. The Georgia Tech punt coverage has been spotty. UofL needs points any way possible.
What’s Going To Happen
Is this finally when Louisville can find the spark and get this season going?
It’s a home game on a Friday night, but Georgia Tech’s running game will be too strong – it’s gone for 320 yards or more against everyone but Clemson – and the Cardinals won’t have the ball long enough. Expect the Yellow Jackets to have its offense on the field for close to 40 minutes.
Fearless Prediction & Line
Georgia Tech 30, Louisville 24
Line: Georgia Tech -4, o/u: 57.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5
Must See Rating: 2.5
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