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#319 Georgia Tech 47 vs.
#320 Miami - FL -18
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 12:00pm EDT
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami
Written by Scott Reichel

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Week eight of college football continues as Georgia Tech travels to Hard Rock Stadium to take on Miami FL on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 12:00 P.M. This will be the 25th meeting between these two teams. The last meeting occurred last season when the Yellow Jackets beat the Hurricanes at home by a score of 27-21.

Georgia Tech Looks For Its First ACC Win

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are in the middle of a terrible season. After finishing last season with a bowl game appearance, the program is far away from qualifying for another bowl game this season as it will most likely finish with one of the worst records in the FBS. In addition to a poor overall record, Georgia Tech has also been abysmal in conference play as it is 0-3 in ACC games. Now, Georgia Tech is a massive road underdog in this conference game as it will look to win its first ACC game of the season in a shocking upset. Whether or not Georgia Tech is able to pull that upset off, however, remains to be seen.

Leading the Yellow Jackets offensively is sophomore running backJordan Mason who has been solid this season. Through six games, Mason already has 425 rushing yards along with five rushing touchdowns. However, he has made little to no impact in the passing game with just 43 receiving yards so he is a bit of a one-trick pony. If Georgia Tech plans on winning this game, Mason might need to contribute more in the passing game.

Georgia Tech's biggest threat on defense is junior linebacker David Curry who has been solid through the first five games. So far this season, he is leading the team with 50 total tackles. In addition, he also has one sack and one interception so he has the ability to make an impact on any given game in a variety of ways. Now, he will look to disrupt Miami's offensive gameplan on Saturday.

Miami Looks To Get Back Over .500

As a whole, the Miami Hurricanes have been pretty underwhelming up to this point. After entering the season with hopes of potentially competing for a conference title, Miami has already lost three games and has a .500 record. However, Miami did manage to beat a ranked Virginia team at home last week so it enters this specific game in solid form. Now, one has to wonder if that momentum will be able to carry over into the rest of the conference schedule. It is not too late for the Hurricanes to save their respective season but getting at least six wins by the end of the season will help the program avoid a complete failure.

Leading the Hurricanes offensively will be junior running backDeeJay Dallas who has been great so far this season. Specifically, he has 472 rushing yards along with six rushing touchdowns. In addition, he has also been extremely efficient as he is averaging 6.7 yards per carry. However, he was held in check by Virginia last week as he only rushed for 63 yards on 13 carries. Look for him to get back on track on Saturday.

Miami's biggest threat on defense is freshman defensive linemanGregory Rousseau who has been solid through the first six games of the season. Specifically, he has a team-high five sacks along with one fumble recovery. Last week, Rousseau was amazing once again as he had one sack and seven total tackles. He is the best defensive lineman on the active roster and he will look to play like it again on Saturday.

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Simply put, Georgia Tech is one of the worst teams in the FBS this season and Miami should come out motivated to get an easy victory at home. Miami potentially saved its season last week by upsetting a ranked team at home and now has the opportunity to get back to a winning record against a cupcake opponent so I expect this game to get ugly extremely quickly. Give me the home team as a result.

Prediction: Miami Hurricanes -18

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Based on how these two offenses have played this season, I have to take the under. Miami's offense has had issues generating big plays in the passing game this season which has explained why Miami has not scored more than 17 points in two of its last three games. Meanwhile, Georgia Tech is only averaging 16.5 points per game this season so its offense is always underwhelming. This game should end somewhere in the realm of 31-10 so I will take the under.

Prediction: Under 47.5
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Written By Scott Reichel

Scott Reichel is a University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate with an insane passion for sports. His commitment to endlessly researching statistics helps separate him from other handicappers with regard to MLB, NBA, NCAAB, NCAAF, NHL and NFL coverage. Scott also shares his passion for sports on StatSalt's YouTube page where he does a daily show called Scott's Selections.