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Countdown to Kickoff: Bold Predictions for the 2020 Season

Let’s get bold!

North Carolina State v Georgia Tech Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

Benjamin Tankersley

  • Jordan Mason rushes for a cool 1,200 yards and goes on to get drafted.
  • Georgia Tech finishes with more than one All-ACC receiver.
  • The Tech defense as a whole has more sacks than any Tech team since 2009.
  • Tobias Oliver leads the defense in interceptions en route to an All-ACC nod for him as well.
  • Tech squeaks by Notre Dame on a last second field goal.
  • Tech kicks better than 75 percent throughout the whole season.

Chris Paschal

  • PHIII wins the Ray Guy Award
  • We see a new uniform combo that evenly divides the fanbase between loving and hating it
  • We don’t make it to November
  • Jeff Sims, QB1
  • Fans will no longer be able to attend at some point, likely the week before the season gets cancelled
  • Not only is AB All-ACC, he is first team
  • Geoff Collins describes the program as “attacking COVID-19 with GriT and UNMATCHED INTENSITY”
  • The defense forces 20 turnovers
  • There is a beer-being-sold-at-the-stadium related incident early in the season
  • A team will have a COVID-related turnover prop

Jake Grant

Tech beats Notre Dame while wearing blasphemous and not-Jake-approved black uniforms, so everyone thinks they’re great even though it’s an Athenian color. This win is the signature one coming against a team we have historically bad luck against in a year seemed destined to end football as we know it. And it is the start of something both nice and new.

Jake Patterson

One bold prediction is that Georgia Tech will be bowl-eligible this season. There might not be any bowls besides the CFP, but Tech will still get to six wins. There are enough winnable games on the schedule this year to get to that pinnacle in Geoff Collins’ second go-round as coach. Another bold prediction is that two members of the current quarterback competition will transfer once it’s clear they won’t get the job.

Jeff Cramer

  • The run game is going to break out like it’s 2009 all over again. Mason is a 1,000 yard rusher with Gibbs not far behind at 800. They combine for 25 touchdowns.
  • Ahmarean Brown isn’t the leading receiver in yards but continues to make his receptionscount with 10 touchdowns this season. Putting him in 4th place in receiving touchdowns among Tech players.
  • Whoever wins the quarterback job will be regarded as highly as Joe Hamilton and Justin Thomas by the end of their Tech career.
  • There will be multiple players drafted in the 2021 NFL draft; RB Jordan Mason, Punter Presley Harvin, DE Antonious Clayton, OL Ryan Johnson.

Robert Binion

  • Tucker Gleason starts the opener in Tallahassee and finishes the season as the starter at Quarterback. He is the first GT quarterback to complete 60% of his passes since George Godsey.
  • Juanyeh Thomas is first team All-ACC
  • Jordan Domineck leads the defense in sacks and has the most by any GT player since Pat Gamble had 7.5 in 2016.
  • Jahmyr Gibbs scores 8 or more touchdowns
  • 4 True Freshmen are starting by the end of the year (Gleason, Jordan Williams, Tyson Meiguez, and Jahmyr Gibbs)