Pitt vs. Georgia Tech fearless prediction and game preview.
Pitt vs. Georgia Tech Broadcast
Date: Saturday, November 2nd
Game Time: 4:00 ET
Venue: Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA
Network: ACC Network X
Pitt (5-3) vs. Georgia Tech (2-5) Game Preview
Why Pitt Will Win
The Panthers have the ACC’s best run defense, and Georgia Tech can’t throw.
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Pitt is amazing getting into the backfield with a steady presence from all sides, and so far, the run D has yet to allow more than 167 yards – that came against Penn State – and have given up 85 yards or fewer five times.
Georgia Tech managed to beat Miami with a slew of key stops and by running for over 200 yards for the first time all season. So far, the passing game is completing a mere 47% of its passes with little happening down the field and without enough consistency to make the Panthers worry.
Miserable in the red zone, Georgia Tech doesn’t have a kicking game – hitting just two of four field goals – and just don’t score enough. The Panthers have to get up early, and they’ll have it.
Why Georgia Tech Will Win
Pitt’s not explosive enough to run away and hide with this. The offense is fine, but it doesn’t have enough of a downfield passing game to matter and it doesn’t put up points in bunches. This is the one team in the same neighborhood as the Yellow Jackets when it comes to scoring, averaging just 21 points per game.
Georgia Tech might be dead last in the ACC in scoring and total offense, but it at least has put up 22 points or more in four of the last five games.
Pitt’s offense is bad, the return game is worse, and the punting game is a disaster. Georgia Tech has to own the field position battle and keep the field tilted, however …
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What’s Going To Happen
The Yellow Jacket special teams are awful, and in a game like this, the inability to control the clock is going to be the biggest issue.
Pitt might not have an offense and it might not do anything flashy, but it least it finds ways to control games. This should be just close enough for a rested Georgia Tech team to have its chances to take over, but it won’t be able to do it.
The Panthers will make more big plays on its defensive line to get stall drive after drive.
Pitt vs. Georgia Tech Prediction, Line
Pitt 30, Georgia Tech 20
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