Clemson vs Georgia Tech early preseason fearless prediction and game preview.
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We’ll be diving in a whole lot deeper when we do this for real just before the season. But for now …
Clemson vs Georgia Tech Broadcast
Date: Saturday, September 3
Game Time: COMING
Venue: Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA
Clemson vs Georgia Tech Game Preview: Preseason Version
Why Clemson Will Win
So you know all those Clemson Tigers who got picked over NFL Draft weekend? What, there didn’t seem like there were that many from a national championship-caliber program? That’s because a whole lot of them came back.
Four of the top five tacklers might be gone, but the defensive line returns most of the parts, enough of the top receivers are back, and the backfield tandem of QB Trevor Lawrence and RB Travis Etienne is still hanging around.
Georgia Tech might be returning enough experience to be better, but it still has to figure out how to move the ball. It’s not like the team suddenly figured it out late last season. Stop the run, stop the Yellow Jackets.
Why Georgia Tech Will Win
There’s a whole lot returning.
It might still be a little while longer to make the full transition from the Paul Johnson option attack days to what head man Geoff Collins is trying to do, but at least there’s experience.
A few Power Five-sized offensive linemen are transferring in, 20 of the top 21 tacklers from last year are expected to be back, QB James Graham returns along with most of the top rushers, and the top three pass catchers are there.
What’s Going To Happen
Is all the Georgia Tech experience enough to actually beat the big dog in the season opener? No, but it might be just enough to keep it relatively close …
For a while.
Clemson is pretty good at the whole make-a-statement thing. Including last year’s win over Georgia Tech, it has won its last three openers by a combined score of 156 to 24.
The Tigers pull away big after a competitive first quarter.
Clemson vs Georgia Tech Prediction, Line: Preseason Version
Clemson 48, Georgia Tech 16
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Money Line: Clemson -5000, Georgia Tech +1400
ATS Preseason Confidence out of 5: 3
Must See Rating: 2.5
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