Georgia Tech heads down to Orlando this week in search of its second win of the season. After a devastating shutout to the Lane Train, many among the Tech faithful are not hopeful as the come into the Bounce House.
John Rhys Plumlee has started off the season on a strong note for the Knights at quarterback. He is completing more than 60 percent of his passes and has a 5-to-2 TD-to-INT ratio. In addition to the passing number, Plumlee also leads the Knights in rushing with 337 yards.
On defense, Jason Johnson has become somewhat of a stalwart as the team’s leader in tackles with 24. As a unit, the defense is holding opponents to about 15 points per game. The defense has been particularly impressive against the pass, allowing an average per pass attempt under 5 yards.
The Knights enter the game at 2-1 with wins over South Carolina State and Florida Atlantic. The team’s lone loss comes from Louisville.
How to watch Georgia Tech vs. UCF
Game Time: 4:00 p.m. ET
Betting Odds: Georgia Tech is a 20.5-point underdog to UCF.
Get ready for the game!
Annotated News & Notes:
As was the case for most of what we published on FTRS last week, Sammy wrote about the unfortunate state of the program. Things are not great right now, but how will the team respond to adversity?
Robert’s Advanced Stats Preview was as far from optimistic as an article can be. Georgia Tech has been extraordinarily bad this season, and there are very few numbers in support of the Yellow Jackets.
Logan takes a bit of a different focus with his travel blog this week. With everything going on, sometimes it’s nice to just take a break from it all and go to a theme park like Disney.
This article looks at the the weekly press conferences from the week. There’s some good stuff in there from Head Coach Gus Malzahn, so I’d recommend checking it out.
Black & Gold Banneret’s weekly podcast previews UCF’s match-up against Georgia Tech. The podcast hosts didn’t have many nice things to say about Georgia Tech, which is fair.
In this last article, the B&GB staff go around the horn with a few different questions. They share their thoughts on the state of UCF, Geoff Collins’ status as head coach, and more!