Overwhelmed by work and laziness this week, today I present to you the teaser version of your weekend viewing guide. Rest assured, it will be updated for this weekend, which incidentally offers a very nice slate of games.
(14) Georgia Tech vs. (20) Miami
Chris Fowler, Craig James, Jesse Palmer, Erin Andrews
Thursday night college football used to be the exclusive province of also-ran leagues like the WAC and MWC. You could still make that argument now, as it is relatively dominated by the ACC. The league will have six Thursday night games this season if you count N.C. State’s season opener.
Tonight’s game features two of the league’s “best” teams and the winner will have a leg up in the Coastal Division race. Each team has played a tough game, although GT was probably not expecting such a stern test from Clemson, so you would expect each squad to have worked some kinks out.
The weird thing for Miami is that they have not played a game in 10 days and could oddly be rusty only two weeks into the season. In fact, after tonight, these teams will have only played one out of five of their collective games on Saturday.
The oddsmakers like the Hurricanes tonight at home, and if they can get off to a fast start tonight, you have to like their chances as Tech QB, Josh Nesbitt, is having a horrific passing season—9-for-25 for 224 yards and two interceptions.
It is hard to imagine that the Yellow Jackets could come from behind. Roddy Jones has to get more than five touches tonight if GT is going to win.