Random things that have bopped into my head over the past few days:
- It was lost in all the great things Georgia Tech accomplished last season, but Tevin Washington managed to end a lengthy streak by completing over 50% of his pass attempts. Luckily for us, Vad Lee is more of a traditionalist at the position. His completion percentage going into today’s game stands at a robust 47.1%.
- Speaking of Mr. Lee, if the Jackets have to put the game in the hands of their passing attack in the fourth quarter, you can go ahead and light your cigar.
- That being said, I have a funny feeling that the Georgia defender to keep an eye on today is Leonard Floyd. If Georgia can’t set the edge and hold it, Tech’s going to get its share of decent gains running the ball outside.
- I don’t think it takes any deep insight to recognize that Mason is the story on offense. How the coordinators handle deploying and defending him will be the chess match of the day. I expect lots of blitzing from Roof.
- One thing to be nervous about: Georgia Tech’s offense in the red zone.
- Another thing to be nervous about: Jeremiah Attaochu against Georgia’s offensive tackles.
- We know Georgia’s struggled on the turnover margin front, but Tech is no great shakes there either, at minus-2 on the year. If you take out the 1-AA opponents, the Jackets are minus-nine.
- One other thing about Murray’s absence, aside from the fact that he absolutely owned Georgia Tech, is that the offense was really making strides in adjusting to the absence of a true deep threat. I’m hoping the offense doesn’t miss a beat with Mason, but we’ll see.
- Does Miami’s win yesterday affect Tech from a motivational standpoint?
Georgia is more talented and the Dawgs have been the more motivated team under Richt. Ordinarily, that’s been enough, but 2013 has been a weird year, to say the least. So I’ll say Georgia wins but doesn’t cover. Which means I’m looking forward to another enjoyable walk out of BDS. I’ll be the guy dressed in red with a shit eating grin.
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