Game Previews: Yellow Jackets vs North Carolina Tar Heels, September 21

Danny Karnik/Georgia Tech Athletics

Our Countdown to Kickoff rambles on today with a team that's perennially good, but whose number we've got.

Countdown to Kickoff: 16 Days...

Know Your Opponent:

University of North Carolina Tar Heels -- Chapel Hill, NC

2012 Record:

8-4 (5-3 ACC)

Points Scored/Allowed Per Game:

40.6/25.7

Passing/Rushing Offensive Yards & Ratio:

291.8/193.8 -- 1.506

Passing/Rushing Defensive Yards & Ratio:

246.9/142.7 -- 1.73

Outlook:

In my time at school, UNC has typically been picked to finish above us in the division, even though we've always beaten them. In 2009, we came home from a dreadful showing in Coral Gables to beat UNC convincingly. In 2010 we visited Chapel Hill after one of the worst losses I've ever seen (Kansas) and beat them 30-24. In 2011, we moved to 4-0 with a 35-28 victory at home. In 2012, we saw a battle of terrible defenses in a 68-50 win in Chapel Hill. All in all, we've beaten them in about every way possible. From looking at it, we have their number by definition. This year our fortunes will be the same as they have been the rest of my college career, but next year all bets are off as Larry Fedora steadily improves the program.

UNC Wins If:

Georgia Tech is not focused and is taking things for granted after wins against Elon and Duke, while the Tar Heels are making plays and not making mistakes.

Georgia Tech Wins If:

They come out and execute their game plan, and are focused in on what's going on. They must play a sharp game where they minimize mistakes.

Prediction:

Georgia Tech 31, UNC 24

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