Where: Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA
When: Saturday, November 16, 3:30 PM. ET.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will be trying to snap their two-game losing streak when they take on the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday afternoon.
Hokies Trying To Become Bowl EligibleThe Hokies looked like a team that would struggle this season after splitting their first four games. Since then, they have won four of their last five games and now find themselves one win away from extending the longest bowl streak in the country. Even though they are the better team on paper, the Hokies have struggled against the Yellow Jackets in the past and will have to be at their best to avoid an embarrassing loss on Saturday.
Virginia Tech has played well offensively, averaging 29.6 points per game. The team has also managed to re-establish its running tradition and is averaging 172.2 rushing yards per game, which is 53rd in the country. They should be able to move the ball on the ground against the Yellow Jackets, who are giving up 210.7 rushing yards per game.
Hendon Hooker has played well since taking over the starting quarterback job from Ryan Willis, completing 59.5 percent of his passes for 822 yards, seven touchdowns, and no interceptions. He also has 225 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Deshawn McClease leads the ground game with 566 yards and five touchdowns.
The Hokies haven’t been consistent on the defensive end and are giving up 27.2 points per game. They managed to hold Wake Forest to 17 points in their last game and will need another solid defensive effort to get the win.
Yellow Jackets Going For Fourth Consecutive Win Over HokiesThe Yellow Jackets have dominated the Hokies in recent years and have won the last three contests between the two teams. Even though they only have two wins this season, they will try to win their fourth consecutive game against the Hokies when they play on Saturday.
Georgia Tech has struggled offensively this season, averaging 18.3 points per game. The team’s ground game, which has been its calling card, hasn’t been very effective this season with the team picking up 156.8 yards per game on the ground, which is 75th in the country.
Jordan Mason leads the way for the Yellow Jackets with 716 rushing yards and seven touchdowns.
The Yellow Jackets have also struggled on the defensive end, giving up 29.6 points per game. They gave up 33 points in their last game and will need a better performance if they want to pick up their fourth consecutive win over the Hokies.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Covers.com, are: Virginia Tech is:
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win.
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Covers.com, are: Georgia Tech is:
- 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games.
- 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- 1-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.