Miami vs. Georgia Tech fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, November 10
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA
Miami (5-4) vs. Georgia Tech (5-4) Game Preview
One Reason Why Miami Will Win
The run defense hasn’t been a brick wall, it gave up 223 yards to Boston College – but it’s not getting ripped up, and even with all of the problems, it’s amazing at getting behind the line.
It’s not always about getting into the backfield to stop the Georgia Tech option attack – it’s more about staying in lanes and the back seven getting to a spot – but the most the line can generate pressure and not let the wizards who run the thing to get comfortable.
How did this group to last year against the option? Good enough – it allowed 226 yards and a score in the 25-24 win. It didn’t get gouged.
There’s enough experience, talent, and athleticism to keep the thing from blowing up. It takes smart, good, veteran linebackers to hold up, and Miami has that.
One Reason Why Georgia Tech Will Win
The machine really is humming.
Clemson is a whole other level right now – it was able to keep the Yellow Jackets in check – and Duke was able to keep it from going off, but everyone else has been hit for at least 300 yards or more with Virginia Tech and North Carolina getting destroyed for a combined 926 yards and 11 scores over the last two weeks.
The precision has been frightening.
Tobias Oliver stepped in for a banged up TaQuon Marshall and ran 68 times for 335 yards and five scores in the last two games, but Marshall is there to be a part of this, freshman RB Jordan Mason has gone off, and the team has been able to maintain total control of the clock and the tempo.
What’s Going To Happen
For Georgia Tech to win, the running game has to really, really, really, really work.
How insanely skewed are the stats? Georgia Tech is 6-1 when it runs for 370 yards or more, and 0-3 when it can’t hit the mark. There’s no passing game, and the defense isn’t good enough to hold up if the offense isn’t in control of the clock for close to 40 minutes.
The last time Miami gave up more than 300 rushing yards was to Georgia Tech in 2015. The Canes won. The last time Miami gave up more than 370 rushing yards was in that same year to Clemson in a blowout loss.
Miami is struggling, but the defense is about to save the day for an offense that can’t seem to find anything that consistently works. It’ll be ugly, but for now, the Canes will take it.
Fearless Prediction & Line
Miami 23, Georgia Tech 17
Line: Georgia Tech -3, o/u: 55
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5
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