Georgia Tech vs. The Citadel Fearless Prediction, Game Preview
Georgia Tech vs. The Citadel Broadcast
Date: Saturday, September 14
Game Time: 12:30 ET
Venue: Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA
Network: ACC Network X
Georgia Tech (1-1) vs. The Citadel (0-2) Game Preview
Why The Citadel Will Win
Remember when Georgia Tech used to run the ball with its old school option attack? Can The Citadel give the Yellow Jackets a tase of their old medicine?
The Bulldogs do what teams who run this attack are great at doing – they dominate the time of possession, they own third downs, and they have a strong enough punting game to dominate the field position battle for stretches.
Meanwhile, Georgia Tech’s offense just isn’t able to get going quite yet. Not doing much against Clemson is one thing, but struggling against USF is another.
The offense stalled way too often, the passing attack really isn’t there yet, and …
Why Georgia Tech Will Win
The run defense stepped it up against the Bulls last week, stuffing the ground game for absolutely nothing outside of one massive run from USF QB Blake Barnett.
The Citadel offense has been okay, but it hasn’t been able to get over the hump in the last two weeks in two close losses to Towson and Elon. And why? The Bulldogs can’t come up with enough third down stops and they’re not scoring enough off of their solid drives.
Georgia Tech might not be controlling the clock like it used to, but it’s taking the ball away, it’s not getting penalized, and the ground game is producing just enough to get by. But mostly …
What’s Going To Happen
It might be a new coaching staff with a new style and a new look, but the roots of the Georgia Tech program are still in the option. The defensive players now how to slow it down – and few teams are better equipped to simulate it in practice.
This won’t be the week the Yellow Jacket offense busts out, but it’ll finally start to score. The D will take care fo the rest.
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Georgia Tech vs. The Citadel Prediction, Line
Georgia Tech 42, The Citadel 14
Line: No Line, o/u: No Line
Must See Rating: 2
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