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2013 Virginia Tech Football: What To Watch Vs. Georgia Tech

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Virginia Tech Hokies (3-1) vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-0)

Virginia Tech Offense vs. Georgia Tech Defense

  • As I said in the Game Guide:
  • Defensively, the Yellow Jackets play out of the 4-3.
  • Defensively, the Jackets are giving up 275.3 yards per game, good for No. 11 nationally. They also are ranked No. 12 in the nation in scoring defense, giving up 11.3 points per game.
  • In rushing defense, Georgia Tech is No. 22 nationally, allowing only 107.3 yards per game. Through the air, they've allowed 168 yards per game, good for a No. 21 ranking in the nation.
  • After three games, the Hokies rank No. 102 in the nation in total offense with 341.8 yards per game
  • The Hokies rank No. 76 nationally in rushing with 161 yards on the ground per game.
  • Virginia Tech currently ranks No. 100 in the nation with 180.8 passing yards per game.
  • The Hokies rank tied for No.85 in the country in scoring offense with 24.8 points per game.

Virginia Tech Defense vs. Georgia Tech Offense

  • As I said in the Game Guide:
  • Georgia Tech runs the triple-option offense, primarily out of the Flexbone formation, and is almost exclusively a running team.
  • The Yellow Jackets rank No. 29 nationally in total offense with 484.7 yards per game. They are also scoring 45.3 points per game, which ranks No. 10 nationally.
  • Georgia Tech ranks No. 115 in passing offense with 139.3 yards per game through the air.
  • The Yellow Jackets rank No. 4 nationally with 345.3 yards per game on the ground.
  • Vad Lee has passed for 418 yards on 22-39 passing with 7 touchdowns and 1 interception so far this season. Lee also has 180 yards and 3 touchdowns on 52 carries.
  • Running back David Sims leads the team with 211 yards on the ground with 3 touchdowns.
  • The Yellow Jackets' passing game is too spread out and sporadic to analyze, but their leading receiver, DeAndre Smelter has 6 catches through 3 games for 100 yards.
  • The Hokies are ranked No. 15 in the nation in rushing defense, allowing 96.5 yards per game.
  • Virginia Tech ranks No. 6 in the nation in passing defense, allowing only 136.8 yards passing per game.
  • The Hokies rank No. 5 nationally in total defense, allowing 233.3 yards per game.
  • Virginia Tech is tied for No. 28 nationally in scoring defense, allowing 17.3 points per game (though 21 of those points were not allowed by the defense).

Watch the Box Score

  • Georgia Tech rushing yardage
  • Time of possession
  • Georgia Tech third/fourth down conversion percentage
  • Virginia Tech punts

Virginia Tech Players to Watch

Georgia Tech Players to Watch

  • 45 - Jeremiah Attaochu, Sr., DE
  • 70 - Shaq Mason, Jr., RG
  • 96 - Adam Gostis, So., DT
  • 15 - DeAndre Smelter, Jr., WR

Final Score

Georgia Tech 21, Virginia Tech 17