I know you can’t expect much in less than two minutes of analyzing seven games, but does the only reason Heather Dinich can come up with as to why she believes Georgia Tech wins in Athens – “Georgia Tech has Joshua Nesbitt while the Bulldogs are breaking in a new starter…” – have to be that shallow?
I’m not saying the Jackets can’t win the game, but… that’s it? Quarterback?
First off, barring injury, that’ll be Aaron Murray’s twelfth start of the season. By then, while he may not be completing passes at a 65% clip (of course, neither will Nesbitt), he’ll at least have gotten significant experience playing against several defenses likely to be better than Tech’s. He won’t be green and he won’t be playing in front of a hostile crowd.
But more importantly, Joe Cox won in Atlanta last year with this stat line: 8-14, 76 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT. If that’s all it takes to win, Dinich might want to look in another direction to justify her gut feeling about the game.