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Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech: What to expect

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A breakdown of Virginia Tech's upcoming game against Georgia Tech.

Scott Cunningham

Virginia Tech Hokies (2-1) vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-0)

Virginia Tech Offense vs. Georgia Tech Defense

  • Georgia Tech runs a 4-2-5 defensive scheme
  • Defensively, Georgia Tech ranks 72nd nationally in yards per game, allowing an average of 393.7. They have allowed 26 points per game, good for 71st in the country.
  • In rushing defense, the Yellow Jackets rank a low 108th nationally, allowing 216.67 ground yards per game. Through the air, Georgia Tech is allowing an 177 yards passing yards per game, 27th nationally.
  • The Yellow Jackets have struggled stopping teams on third down conversions, ranking 102nd in the statistic, allowing a 45.71% conversion rate.
  • Virginia Tech ranks 84th in the country in total offense, averaging 399 yards per game.
  • Through three games the Hokies are averaging 30 points per game, ranking 71st nationally.
  • The Hokies place 86th in rushing offense, averaging 144.67 yards on the ground.
  • Virginia Tech is sitting at 56th in the country in passing offense, throwing for 254.3 yards per game.

Virginia Tech Defense vs. Georgia Tech Offense

  • Georgia Tech runs a spread offensive scheme.
  • The Yellow Jackets ranks 47th in total offensive nationally, accumulating 467.7 yards per game. They are averaging 39.3 points per game, placing them 38th in the country.
  • In rushing offense, Georgia Tech is 13th nationally, with 306 ground yards per game.
  • The Yellow Jackets place near the bottom of the country in passing offense at 112th, averaging 161.7 yards through the air.
  • Virginia Tech is allowing 340.7 total yards on offense, which is good for 39th in the nation.
  • Through three games, the Hokies have surrendered 19.3 points per game, 35th nationally in the category.
  • A poor effort defending the pass against ECU dropped the Hokies to 84th nationally in the category, with a 254.3 yards against average.
  • On the ground, Virginia Tech has allowed 86.3 yards against this season, ranking 18th nationally.

Watch The Box Score

  • Virginia Tech total rushing yards
  • Georgia Tech total rushing yards
  • Virginia Tech 3rd down conversion rate
  • Time of possession
  • Turnovers

Georgia Tech Players To Watch

  • QB - Justin Thomas
  • RB - Zach Laskey
  • LB - Quayshawn Nealy
  • LB - Paul Davis

Virginia Tech Players To Watch

  • QB - Michael Brewer
  • RB - Shai McKenzie
  • RB - Marshawn Williams
  • LB - Chase Williams

Prediction

Virginia Tech 27-Georgia Tech 13
Neither school possesses a gunslinger quarterback, leaving the game to be decided on the ground. It will be a battle in the trenches, and the Hokies will eventually take advantage of the Yellow Jackets' trouble stopping the run and getting off the field defensively to pull out the victory.