5 Bold Predictions For Georgia Tech vs. Georgia Football

By Jerry Landry

5 Bold Predictions For Georgia Tech vs. Georgia

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Running Back Charles Perkins
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Saturday marks the 109th meeting of the Clean, Old-fashioned Hate rivalry between Georgia and Georgia Tech. Georgia leads the all-time matchup 64-39-5 and has won the last five meetings. Both teams are rolling heading into Saturday with Georgia looking to write off the rumors of a weak SEC East. All that stands in their way is Tech’s physical triple-option attack.

5. Georgia Jumps Out To A 17-0 Lead

Georgia Bulldogs Receiver Jonathon Rumph
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5. Georgia Jumps Out To A 17-0 Lead

Georgia Bulldogs Receiver Jonathon Rumph
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Since losing to the Florida Gators on Nov. 1, the Bulldogs have been red hot, obliterating Kentucky on the road (63-31) and manhandling a strong Auburn team (34-7). With a Selection Committee bowl game still in their reach, look for Georgia to take full advantage early at home.

4. Georgia Tech Won’t Find Red Zone In First Quarter

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Coach Paul Johnson
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4. Georgia Tech Won’t Find Red Zone In First Quarter

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Coach Paul Johnson
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Look for Georgia to be tough on the defensive end too. The Bulldogs have held three offenses to seven points or less this year and have done this against two verifiably good teams (Auburn and Missouri). Georgia has proven they can stifle the run game in their dominant win over Auburn, and their defense is more than capable of shrinking the field on the Yellow Jackets.

3. Justin Thomas Won’t Be Georgia Tech’s Leading Rusher

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Quarterback Justin Thomas
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3. Justin Thomas Won’t Be Georgia Tech’s Leading Rusher

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Quarterback Justin Thomas
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Quarterback Justin Thomas leads the Yellow Jackets in both passing yards and rushing yards. Expect Georgia to disarm the Yellow Jackets by keying on Thomas and neutralizing his ability to carve into the next level.

2. Georgia Tech Shows Late Life

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Running Back Isiah Willis
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2. Georgia Tech Shows Late Life

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Running Back Isiah Willis
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Although Georgia will jump to an early lead that will appear contingent to a rout, Georgia Tech will respond. The Yellow Jackets will make adjustments at halftime and show that they’ve also been playing great football down the stretch. Look for two TDs from Tech in the third quarter to make this a game again.

1. Nick Chubb Seals Victory With 70+ Yard TD Run

Nick Chubb Georgia Bulldogs Running Back
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1. Nick Chubb Seals Victory With 70+ Yard TD Run

Nick Chubb Georgia Bulldogs Running Back
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Georgia has near-NFL talent with an NFL attitude: Next Man Up. This will be Nick Chubb as he stars in the wake of Todd Gurley. Just as Georgia Tech gets this game within two possessions, look for Chubb to break one open and put this rivalry game out of reach.

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