Here’s everything you need to know about the ACC Coastal showdown between Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech, including how to bet and watch online.
Georgia Tech is looking for their first signature victory of the season and they have an opportunity to do that against Virginia Tech. While the Hokies are looking to run the table and have a shot to advance to Charlotte for the ACC championship.
Virginia Tech is in first place in the Coastal with a 4-2 record. Their offense is ranked 83rd in the country in total offense with an average of 456 yards per game. Quarterback Ryan Willis has filled in for the injured Justin Jackson and has completed 58 percent of his passes for1,075 yards with eight touchdowns.
Willis has a good group of receivers, led by Damon Hazelton’s 29 catches for 525 yards and five touchdowns.
The defense will be going up against an option offense and they are well in the run first department statistically as they give up 123 yards on the ground. They are also given up 24 points on the season.
Georgia Tech is having a disappointing season at 3-4 and 1-3 in conference play. The Yellow Jackets are the top rushing offense in the nation, as you’d expect out of their triple option attack and aversion to passing. Paul Johnson’s team is averaging 352 yards per game on the ground.
Quarterback Taquan Marshall leads the team in both passing and rushing with freshman Jordan Mason second on the team in rushing with 482 yards.
Defensively, they are giving up 28 points per game, they are tied 15th in the nation in interceptions with nine on the season. They are ranked 47th in total defense and give up 367 yards per game.
Virginia Tech’s defense will be put to the test as they are going up against the best rushing attack in the country. They haven’t faced a run-heavy team all year so their run stopping play and depth will have to come into effect for 60 minutes. Also, can the Yellow Jackets offense keep the ball away from Willis and the offense?
How to watch and bet on Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech
Date: Thursday, Oct 25
Start Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Stadium: Lane Stadium
TV Info: ESPN
Odds: VT -3
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Predictions: I think Virginia Tech will be overwhelmed by the Yellow Jackets rushing attack which will aim to keep the ball away from Virginia Tech and control the always-loud Lane Stadium crowd, especially on a Thursday night. I think the Hokies are on upset alert and Georgia Tech stings them.
Score: Georgia Tech 35, Virginia Tech 31