The battle of the ranked Tech schools is coming to fruition this Thursday, and the excitement over the matchup between Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech should be amazing.
Not very often on Thursday nights do college football fans get to enjoy a matchup of two ranked teams, but that’s exactly what we get when No. 10 Virginia Tech travels to No. 21 Georgia Tech.
Where: Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
When: Thursday, November 10, 8:00 p.m. ET
Watch: ESPN and ESPN 3
Betting Line: Over/Under-49, Spread- Georgia Tech +1 (courtesy of covers.com)
For the over/under, I feel that 49 is too low for this matchup, and I would go over just on the fact that both teams can put up big points. While both teams have solid defenses, especially Virginia Tech, they will score over 49 points. Virginia Tech will win by more than one, so take them all the way.
Alonzo Tweedy, LB, Questionable
Jay Finch, OL, Questionable
Tyler Morgan, LS, Questionable
BCS/Top 25 Implications
With both teams ranked in the BCS top 25, they implications of this game a very obvious. If Virginia Tech knocks the Yellow Jackets off, they assert their dominance and can win out with their easy schedule. If Georgia Tech can shock the Hokies with a beat down, they would put their bid in as a serious BCS contender.
What They’re Saying
Hokie Nation is reporting on twitter about the feel surrounding this game:
The key matchup will be the sixth ranked Virginia Tech Hokies defense that is giving up just 15.4 points per game this season, and the nation's second best statistical run game made up of QB Tevin Washington and RB David Sims.
If Virginia Tech can force the Yellow Jackets to beat them through the air, they will have the upper hand and their offense will take the ball and run with it.
Prediction: Virginia Tech 33, Georgia Tech 31