Georgia Tech vs. Georgia fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, November 24
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA
Network: SEC Network
Georgia Tech (7-4) vs. Georgia (10-1) Game Preview
One Reason Why Georgia Tech Will Win
The option attack has been able to come up with clutch plays, it’s consistent, and even the passing game is working just enough to make teams pay for cheating up. Georgia was able to handle the thing last year, but it couldn’t at home two years ago in the 28-27 loss.
Best of all, the Yellow Jackets can play loose.
They’re on a roll winning four straight and six of their last seven, they have a bowl spot reserved, and now they can go out, do what they do, and have no pressure on as they try to screw up the Georgia season.
Apples and oranges offensive styles, but the one time this season Georgia allowed over 200 yards, it got rocked by LSU. Georgia has rushed for more than 200 against everyone but Clemson.
Getting into the backfield isn’t necessarily a must when it comes to holding down the option, but it certainly helps. Georgia doesn’t have much of a pass rush – the Yellow Jackets will have time to run the attack and actually have options to work with.
That’s going to be a problem. But …
One Reason Why Georgia Will Win
Georgia Tech doesn’t have much of a pass rush, either.
To be fair, the stats are sort of skewed. Technically, the Yellow Jackets don’t come up with a ton of sacks or plays behind the line because the defense isn’t on the field all that often – the raw numbers aren’t there.
Give Jake Fromm time to throw, and it’s uh-oh time.
He continues to be fantastic for this team. He’s not making big mistakes – not throwing a pick in five of the last seven games – and he hit all five of his passes against UMass.
The Georgia Tech secondary hasn’t been awful, but it can be picked apart. Virginia QB Bryce Perkins is excellent, but if he’s hitting 79% of his throws like he did in last week’s overtime loss to the Yellow Jackets, Fromm shouldn’t have an issue.
Worse yet for Georgia Tech, over the last three games, Georgia has rushed for more yards than the No. 1 rushing team in college football.
What’s Going To Happen
Georgia Tech is going to be really, really annoying.
Georgia will score without too much of an issue when it has the ball, but it just won’t have enough opportunities.
The Yellow Jacket option will keep this close for three quarters, but the cool, calm Dawg offense will break through in the second half, come up with two strong scoring drives to put it away.
And it’ll be on to Atlanta with the SEC and College Football Playoff there for the taking.
Fearless Prediction & Line
Georgia 38, Georgia Tech 17
Line: Georgia -17, o/u: 59.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1
Must See Rating: 4
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