Top 5 reasons why the Georgia-Georgia Tech game will be closer than you think

Garrett SpainContributor ISeptember 23, 2008

Here are the top 5 reasons I think the Georgia-Georgia Tech game will be closer than you think.

5. Speed

Georgia Tech has the speed to match Georgia's speed. Speed is an advantage Georgia typically has. Without that advantage Georgia will have a little tougher of a time trying to score and stop Georgia Tech.

4. Georgia Tech is hungry for a win a against Georgia.

Georgia Tech hasn't beaten Georgia in 7 years. Georgia Tech will be hungry for win and will be ready for Georgia. Georgia Tech will be a force to be reckoned with this year.

3. Georgia has an inexperienced Offensive Line.

Georgia has only one returning starter on their offensive line. They will have trouble with Georgia Tech's defensive line. Georgia Tech's defensive line will have a good game and make life hard for Knowshon Moreno, Matthew Stafford, and, overall, Georgia. The Tech D-Line will get at least one sack.

2. It is a rivalry game.

Rivalry games are mostly close. This is a rivalry game between two teams very close in proximity. The amount of fans are going to be relatively even for both sides. The hatred between both teams will make this a close game.

1. Georgia Tech's Triple Option.

Josh Nesbitt and Jonathan Dwyer run the triple option well. With a coach like Paul Johnson coaching a team that is built for the triple option it is going to be hard to stop Georgia Tech's option.

Also, when Georgia Tech runs a successful option play it might cause Georgia's safeties to creep up to stop the run and Georgia Tech could throw a pass right were the safety would have been.


Now, do I think Georgia Tech will win? No, but they will keep it close. The final score will be a Georgia win-24-21.