Today, Georgia Tech travels to Coral Gables as they look to break a 4-game losing streak to the Miami Hurricanes. It'll take a major rebound after last Thursday's loss to Virginia Tech which saw the Jackets turn the ball over 3 times and rush for a measly 129 yards. They take on Miami, who comes in at 4-0, but hasn't necessarily been tested yet. Their best win was against Florida, whose defense is extremely stout, but whose offense really struggles a lot.
The key to this game will be how well Georgia Tech's offensive line and A-Backs can block on the perimeter, and how well the defense can bottle up Miami's stud RB Duke Johnson. The rushing defense has been extremely solid so far this year, and the Jackets find themselves tied for 8th in scoring defense with...yep, the Florida Gators. The lower-scoring this game is, the better chance the Jackets have to win.
Previews: Chas Plaisance took a look at this matchup, discussing what each team has done this year, as well as the events of recent matchups. Also, Joey got some questions answered by our friends at State of the U, while Matt Mills did an analytical preview of today's matchup. Don't forget to check out Joey's answers to SotU's questions!
Game Time: 3:30pm EST
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Radio: WYAY 106.7 FM || Sirius 93 || XM 193 || Georgia Tech Radio Network
Weather: High 80s, Partly Cloudy, 65% Humidity, 10mph winds
Odds & Wagers: Miami -5.5, Over/Under 55, FTRS Over/Unders
Drink of Choice of the Day: Ommegang Three Philosophers -- 9.8% Quadrupel (Yes, I intentionally picked a rather strong beer.)
Game on, Tech fans! GO JACKETS! BEAT THE CANES!!!