Georgia Tech-LSU: Chick-fil-A One of the More Interesting Bowl Matchups

NC Nighthawk@NC Nighthawk (my Xbox gamertag)Analyst IDecember 30, 2008


One of the more interesting bowl games scheduled to take place this Wednesday is the Chick-fil-A Bowl, which has the LSU Tigers of the SEC taking on the No. 14-ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets of the ACC. Georgia Tech will attempt to improve on their 0-3 record in the Peach/Chick-fil-A Bowl, in their own backyard. They’ll be going up against last season’s National Champs, the LSU Tigers.

LSU’s offense is led by tailback Charles Scott. Scott runs downhill and isn’t afraid of contact. The third element of LSU comes with their special teams with Trindon Holliday. Holliday has legit 4.2 speed and has the ability to beat teams on returns alone.

LSU’s defense is very athletic, but not always fundamentally sound. Their front four can wreak havoc, but many good front fours have been eaten up by the spread option offense. LSU’s defense is similar to Georgia’s, and Tech ran through and around that defense.

My question is, will Tech’s defense hold up versus LSU? Against the Georgia Bulldogs, although they won, Tech’s defense had season-worst performances for points allowed (42), yards allowed (488), passing yards allowed (407), yards per play allowed (7.9), and most big plays (20 yards or more) allowed.

The scheme will be simplified for Wednesday’s Chick-fil-A Bowl game against LSU.  The extra practices help too.

Georgia Tech and LSU have two common opponents this season, Mississippi State and Georgia. Tech went 2-0 against the two teams, while LSU beat Mississippi State but lost to Georgia.

The Silver Fox Forecast: Georgia Tech 38, LSU 33

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