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Maryland and Georgia Tech haven't faced off since a 2007 error-filled debacle in College Park. It was one of the more frustrating games of the 2007 season, which ultimately led to the demise of Chan Gailey. The most important thing you need to know about Maryland is that the game has been historically close. Too close. Four of the last six games against the Terps have been decided by one possession.
The second most important thing you need to know about Maryland is that they are wearing a weird as Hell uniform
against us. Georgia Tech is notoriously bad in special uniforms (minus our Throwback Thursday white helmets) while Maryland has proven to be streaky in their freaky gear.
Defensively, the Terps were being led by safety-turned linebacker Kenny Tate
. However, he is doubtful for the game
. I take pregame injury reports in cfb with a grain of salt.
With regards to their team defense, the Terrapins have faced the triple option recently. They defeated Navy 17-14 in the 2010 season opener but still gave up 400+ yards on the ground. If not for two costly fumbles, the Midshipmen would've walked away with a W. I don't foresee this Terrapin defensive unit slowing down Georgia Tech. They are allowing 178 yards per game at, which is good enough for 11th in the ACC.
Offensively, the struggles of Danny O'Brien
are well documented this season. He will easily be the best passer Tech has faced in this young season so our secondary should be on orange alert. Despite a poor performance against Temple, the offense has ran the ball fairly successfully. I wouldn't be surprised if Maryland keeps the game close with a strong running game.
I see Tech pulling a win in closer fashion than last week's game. Tech 35, Maryland 28. Tech puts Maryland out of reach with 7 minutes to go in the 4th quarter.