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Saturday, Nov. 12, the Virginia Tech Hokies take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. The game, to be played at Lane Stadium in Virginia, is slated for a 3:30 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on ESPNU. Read on for our Georgia Tech vs. Virginia Tech preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Virginia Tech wins the matchup between the two teams 78.4% of the time. The spread, via Vegas Insider, has the Hokies favored as well.
Spread: Virginia Tech -15
Game Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Georgia Tech vs. Virginia Tech preview:
Georgia Tech (5-4) enters the contest coming off of a loss to North Carolina last Saturday 48-20. Virginia Tech (7-2) is winners of three straight after it knocked off Duke on the road last weekend by a score of 24-21.
Virginia Tech squeaked by Duke last week with the majority of its success coming on the ground. Jerod Evans rushed for 83 yards and a touchdown while Travon McMillian ran for 72 yards and a touchdown of his own as well. Evans also threw for 192 yards on 15-for-27 passing.
Georgia Tech gained 518 yards against North Carolina but gave up 636 yards to the Tar Heels, with 353 yards through the air and 283 yards on the ground. The Yellow Jackets rushed for 334 yards as running back Dedrick Mills ran for 132 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries to lead the way.
Virginia Tech knocked off Georgia Tech last year by a score of 23-21 in Atlanta.
Georgia Tech vs. Virginia Tech Prediction:
If you can stop the run effectively, you can beat Georgia Tech and the Hokies have shown they can do just that this season. The Hokies rank 27th in the nation allowing just 125.8 rushing yards per game.
Virginia Tech also has a strong rushing attack of its own led by Evans who is a very talented multi-threat quarterback who will be the difference maker in this one.
Virginia Tech 42, Georgia Tech 24