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Coach Paul Johnson has been the streak-breaker at Georgia Tech.
Whenever the Yellow Jackets needed to reverse a curse, Johnson helped get it done.
In 2009, Virginia held a formidable home winning streak against Georgia Tech, only to see it snapped in convincing fashion, 34-9.
So will the Yellow Jackets make a streak of their own?
Al Groh certainly hopes so.
The former Virginia coach and current defensive coordinator would love to pour salt into the wounds of Cavalier fans. He would also like to make amends for a Yellow Jacket defense that gave up nearly 26 points per game.
However, Georgia Tech's success will depend on how well coach Johnson can keep the offensive juggernaut running. When Josh Nesbitt went down in the first half of the Virginia Tech game, so did the record.
Georgia Tech lost three of its final four games, including a 14-7 debacle against Air Force.
All of this leads to one thing, Virginia's big upset of the season.
Georgia Tech is vulnerable and while they certainly have advantages, Virginia will have the stars align on Saturday. If Virginia improves its tackling in the middle, they can contain the triple option.
The Cavaliers had flashes of brilliance last season and the pieces will finally come together.
Well, at least for one week they will.
Prediction: UVA 28 GT 21