Georgia Tech vs Duke Prediction, Game Preview

Georgia Tech vs Duke game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 6 game on Saturday, October 8

Georgia Tech vs Duke prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 6, Saturday, October 8


Georgia Tech vs Duke How To Watch

Date: Saturday, October 8
Game Time: 4:00 ET
Venue: Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA
How To Watch: ESPN3
Record: Georgia Tech (2-3), Duke (4-1)
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Georgia Tech vs Duke Game Preview

Why Duke Will Win

Kansas is hogging the surprise team spotlight, but Duke needs to be right there – even though it lost to the Jayhawks 35-27.

New head coach Mike Elko has instantly helped boost up an offense that’s balanced, doesn’t give the ball away, and is getting shocking great play out of the offensive front.

Get the ball out of the quarterback’s hands, get the backs in space, don’t allow plays in the backfield. That’s what the Blue Devils are doing, and if they can keep it up they negate Georgia Tech’s one big thing.

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Why Georgia Tech Will Win

The Yellow Jacket defense can get behind the line.

They didn’t do it too much in the shocking win over Pitt, but they’ve got the pieces to create negative plays and force turnovers.

Duke might be great at keeping defenses from being disruptive, but Georgia Tech has to hurry things up a little more.

Under interim head coach Brent Key, the plan has been to one up the offense more turn the stars loose, and see what happens. The result was a 232-yard rushing day against Pitt and a win – even if QB Jeff Sims struggled.

The same has to apply here. Get the ground game going right away against a Duke defense that got ripped on by Kansas – and has been a bit off here and there against others – and the defense has to …

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What’s Going To Happen

Force turnovers.

Georgia Tech was +3 in turnover margin against Pitt, and there’s the problem. Again, Duke doesn’t turn the ball over with just two lonely inconsequential interceptions on the season.

This is a more fun Yellow Jacket team now, but it won’t be able to hold down the Duke balance on offense and won’t get the mistakes needed to pull this off.

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Georgia Tech vs Duke Prediction, Line

Duke 26, Georgia Tech 17
Line: Duke -3.5, o/u: 55
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3.5
Georgia Tech vs Duke Must See Rating (out of 5): 2.5
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Georgia Tech vs Pitt Prediction, Game Preview

Georgia Tech vs Pitt game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 5 game on Saturday, October 1

Georgia Tech vs Pitt prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 5, Saturday, October 1


Georgia Tech vs Pitt How To Watch

Date: Saturday, October 1
Game Time: 8:00 ET
Venue: Acrisure Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA
How To Watch: ACC Network
Record: Georgia Tech (1-3), Pitt (3-1)
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Georgia Tech vs Pitt Game Preview

Why Georgia Tech Will Win

Welcome to the Brent Key era at Georgia Tech.

The pressure is off, there’s no more speculation about the future of Geoff Collins or whether or not the direction of the program is changing – it is – and no the players can go out and just play.

So is this team doing anything right? The coach got canned four games in, so not really, but there’s a good enough pass rush to bother Kedon Slovis to keep him from getting comfortable.

On the offensive side, the running game that only busted out against Western Carolina has decent enough parts to be dangerous.

Lost in the rough start is that Clemson is good. Ole Miss is good. Going to UCF  is tough. The Yellow Jacket schedule wasn’t easy to start, and now Jeff Sims and the offense get to go against a pass defense that struggled against West Virginia and Tennessee, and …

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Why Pitt Will Win

The coaching change isn’t going to make the Georgia Tech pass defense better.

Slovis should do just fine with a wee bit of time. The Yellow Jackets were able to hold down UCF’s passing game that doesn’t do a whole lot, but Clemson’s DJ Uiagalelei and Jaxson Dart from Ole Miss were able to put up yards, even if it wasn’t always pretty.

Pitt has a bad mix of things that could take away what the offense wants to do.

The team is great at controlling the clock – Pitt is first in the ACC in time of possession, and Georgia Tech is last – with a pass rush that should live in the backfield.

However …

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What’s Going To Happen

The Georgia Tech offense might be more dangerous.

The one thing the coaching change might do is get Sims on the move more with a faster pace to the attack. The O should open it up a bit, take more shots down the field, and …

The Pitt defense will generate too much pressure and ruin most of those plans before they can get going.

The cold and the rain expected on Saturday night won’t help.

Georgia Tech – just like in the other three losses – will have way too hard of a time scoring.

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Georgia Tech vs Pitt Prediction, Line

Pitt 34, Georgia Tech 17
Line: Pitt -22, o/u: 49
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5
Georgia Tech vs Pitt Must See Rating (out of 5): 2

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Notre Dame assistant named as Georgia Tech possibility

Who should Georgia Tech make their top priority?

Georgia Tech became the third team to fire their head coach since the 2022 college football season started when they fired Geoff Collins on Monday.  Some have stated that Deion Sanders deserve a long, hard look from Jackson State, but if it isn’t him, who might it be for the once-proud Yellow Jackets?

Pete Thamel, ESPN’s college football version of Adrain Wojnarowski, listed 17 names of possible candidates to be the new Georgia Tech head coach and one of them is a Notre Dame assistant coach.

No, not that Notre Dame assistant.

Al Golden, the Temple coach from 2006-10 and Miami head man from 2011-2015, was among those named.  Golden went a combined 59-59 between those two stops before landing in the NFL as a defensive assistant.

Joining Golden on Thamel’s list were these 16 others, several of which you’ll notice are offensive assistants from right up the street:

  • Thomas Brown — Los Angeles Rams TE coach
  • Troy Calhoun — Air Force HC
  • Jamey Chadwell — Coastal Carolina HC
  • Bill Clark — Former UAB HC
  • George Godsey Baltimore Ravens TE coach
  • Alex Grinch — USC DC
  • Charles Huff — Marshall HC
  • Brent Key — Interim Georgia Tech HC
  • Sean Lewis — Kent State HC
  • Bryan McClendon — Georgia WR coach
  • Dell McGee — Georgia RB coach
  • Bronco Mendenhall — Former Virginia HC
  • Jeff Monken — Army HC
  • Todd Monken — Georgia OC
  • Bill O’Brien — Alabama OC
  • Kane Wommack — South Alabama HC

In case you are wondering, yes, George Godsey is the older brother of former Notre Dame quarterback-tight end [autotag]Gary Godsey[/autotag] who one did enough to help Notre Dame beat a [autotag]Drew Brees[/autotag]-led Purdue team.

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UGA assistant named as candidate for Georgia Tech coaching vacancy

A key Georgia football assistant has been named as a top candidate for the Georgia Tech head coaching job.

Georgia Bulldogs running back coach Dell McGee has been named as a top candidate for the Georgia Tech head coaching vacancy. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets fired head coach Geoff Collins.

Collins struggled to win games during his 38-game career as head coach. The Yellow Jackets went 10-28 during Collins’ tenure. Georgia Tech elected to move on from Collins after a loss to UCF on Sept. 24.

Now, Georgia Tech will begin the process of finding a new head coach. 247Sports’ Carl Reed named Jackson State head coach Deion Sanders, Coastal Carolina head coach Jamey Caldwell, FSU offensive coordinator Alex Atkins and McGee as potential candidates for the Yellow Jackets.

Georgia running backs coach Dell McGee has been on Kirby Smart’s staff since 2016. Joshua L. Jones-USA TODAY NETWORK

McGee would be a great hire for Georgia Tech. He knows the state of Georgia very well and is one of the best recruiters on Kirby Smart’s staff. Georgia certainly does not want McGee to leave. He plays a critical role for Smart and the program.

Additionally, McGee has experience as Georgia Southern’s interim coach back in 2015. McGee .

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Georgia Tech fires head coach Geoff Collins

Who should Georgia Tech hire to replace him?

Add another college football program to the list of those looking for a head coach as Georgia Tech fired Geoff Collins from the post on Monday.  The Yellow Jackets went just 10-28 overall and 7-19 during Collins’ tenure, never winning more than three games in a single season.

Georgia Tech was off to a truly woeful start this season as they were 1-3 following Saturday’s 27-10 loss at UCF.  In three games against FBS opponents this year they were outscored by a total of 110-20.

I get the expectations for Georgia Tech aren’t sky-high or to win ACC Championships on the regular, but this is a far cry from the program that earned a postseason bowl berth each year from 1997-2014.

Could Deion Sanders be the next head coach in Atlanta?  It would certainly be a move that would draw attention to the program, and likely improve the overall talent.

For the latest on all major college football coaching searches please check out our 2022-23 college football coaching tracker.

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Who else will join the list?

It’s safe to say we may never again see a college football off-season quite like we did following the 2021 season.  Heck, before the conference championship games were even played Lincoln Riley bolted Oklahoma for USC.  I started up a coaching tracker at Fighting Irish Wire shortly after, thinking there was no way Notre Dame would be added to the list but as sure as sure gets, Brian Kelly wound up ditching Notre Dame for LSU seemingly hours later.

Traditional powerhouses such as Florida, Miami, Oregon, and Washington would join the coaching party before in-full, 29 college football FBS programs made changes.

What will 2022 bring?  A couple of coaches who entered the year on very hot seats have already been relieved of their duties and a few more seem like they’re just a matter of time.

Keep up to date all season and off-season long with the 2022-23 college football coaching tracker:

Georgia Tech vs UCF Prediction, Game Preview

Georgia Tech vs UCF game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 4 game on Saturday, September 24

Georgia Tech vs UCF prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 4, Saturday, September 24


Georgia Tech vs UCF How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 24
Game Time: 4:00 ET
Venue: FBS Mortgage Stadium, Orlando, FL
How To Watch: ESPNU
Record: Georgia Tech (1-2), UCF (2-1)
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Georgia Tech vs UCF Game Preview

Why Georgia Tech Will Win

UCF is screwing up too much.

In the first two games it was hit hard by penalties, flagged 21 times in the two. It chilled on that against Florida Atlantic, but it turned the ball over three times.

Between that, problems in the red zone, and a few special teams gaffes, Georgia Tech should get the mistakes it needs to get the O going.

The Yellow Jackets haven’t been great so far, but playing Clemson and Ole Miss had something to do with that. The run defense hasn’t been bad, and on their own side the penalties and turnovers have been kept to a minimum over the past few weeks.

But …

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Why UCF Will Win

The Georgia Tech offense is really, really struggling.

Jeff Sims is a nice quarterback, but he can’t do it all by himself. There’s no downfield passing game to scare the Knight secondary, there aren’t enough first downs, the running game isn’t doing enough, and it’s all behind a line that’s allowing way too many things happening in the backfield.

UCF hasn’t been perfect, but the ground game has been consistent, the passing attack got going again in the win over Florida Atlantic, and the defense should hold up fine against the Yellow Jacket ground game.

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What’s Going To Happen

Here’s the real test for Georgia Tech. Again, playing Clemson and Ole Miss is going to be a problem for anyone, but UCF is a team to beat on the road if things are on the right track.

Louisville was able to do it, and that’s at least the level the Yellow Jackets need to be at.

The offense isn’t doing enough, though, the UCF ground game will work too well, and it’ll be a tough loss. Georgia Tech needs the passing game to come through, and it won’t be able to do it.

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Georgia Tech vs UCF Prediction, Line

UCF 31, Georgia Tech 16
Line: UCF -20, o/u: 56.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
Georgia Tech vs UCF Must See Rating (out of 5): 2.5

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What the experts are predicting: Notre Dame at North Carolina

The experts appear to be split this week.

Notre Dame will attempt to get to .500 for the first time this season Saturday when it visits North Carolina. It’s all part of the quest to still make a respectable bowl game. We’ll see how far they’ve come in a week and whether that particular bowl goal remains a possibility.

Let’s look at what some college football experts, including fellow College Wire sites, are predicting for this game:

Notre Dame releases ACC schedule for 2022-23 season

Which game excites you the most?

We now have Notre Dame’s full schedule for the 2022-23 season. We’ve known about the nonconference schedule for a month now. Now, we get to talk about the games that really count. These really will determine whether the Irish return to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year.

The Irish will play two nonconsecutive ACC games in December before going to a full-time conference schedule right before New Year’s Day. They will have home-and-homes with six conference opponents and single games with the remaining eight. So it’s nothing atypical with how the ACC schedule works.

As this schedule has just come out, no times or TV networks are out for these games yet. Regardless of what they are, the Irish will be ready to play in their season-long quest to build on the successful 2021-22 season. If you’re planning to go to Purcell Pavilion or even check out another ACC venue, here’s what to mark on your calendar:

Ole Miss vs Georgia Tech Prediction, Game Preview

Ole Miss vs Georgia Tech game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 3 game on Saturday, September 17

Ole Miss vs Georgia Tech prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 3, Saturday, September 17


Ole Miss vs Georgia Tech How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 17
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA
How To Watch: ABC
Record: Ole Miss (2-0), Georgia Tech (1-1)
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Ole Miss vs Georgia Tech Game Preview

Why Ole Miss Will Win

It wasn’t smooth against Troy, but the offense found it against Central Arkansas with a good balance, fewer turnovers, and with a better performance from the defense.

USC transfer Jaxson Dart has been solid at pushing the offense down the field, the rushing combination of Zach Evans and Quinshon Judkins has been strong, and it should all work against a Georgia Tech team that has yet to show a ton of offensive pop.

QB Jeff Sims is a solid playmaker, but the passing game isn’t working. The Yellow Jacket O has to keep things moving to keep the Rebel attack off the field, and that’s not happening.

Georgia Tech is only converting 26% of its third down chances so far. Struggling against Clemson is one thing, but it was just okay against Western Carolina on third downs.

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Why Georgia Tech Will Win

The run defense has been great.

Clemson’s offense might be sputtering, but Georgia Tech was able to help by allowing just 119 rushing yards. It followed it up by once again allowing just 119 yards – it’s allowing under three yards per carry so far.

The Yellow Jackets will get after the backfield. They’ve come up with seven sacks and 15 tackles for loss in the first two games, they’re going to attack Dart and make him hurry, and if Sims can get into any sort of a groove the offense should be able start to click.

The one big problem is …

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What’s Going To Happen

Those third downs.

Ole Miss doesn’t care about controlling the clock, and you have to be able to take advantage of that by going on long marches to let the D rest and hold up against the quick pace.

Georgia Tech is too awful on third downs, and it’s one of the few teams in college football that keeps the ball for less time than Ole Miss. The Yellow Jacket defense will keep the team in the game, but the offense won’t be able to keep up.

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Ole Miss vs Georgia Tech Prediction, Line

Ole Miss 38, Georgia Tech 17
Line: Ole Miss -16.5, o/u: 65
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3.5
Ole Miss vs Georgia Tech Must See Rating (out of 5): 3

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