Today, in To Hell With Georgia Tech

I like Dan, but he’s got this wrong.  I’m not saying I don’t respect Tech’s chances to pull off an upset, but scared I’m not.

Sagarin has Tech ranked 32nd, which makes the Jackets his top five-win team in the country.  That appears to be premised on their respectable strength-of-schedule and wins over (#18) Virginia Tech and (#24) Wake Forest.  But Georgia can counter with wins over (#10) Notre Dame and (#15) Mississippi State.

Georgia also has a 41-0 win over (#83) Tennessee.  Tech, not so much.

If you skip past the rivalry aspect as well as the novelty of defending the triple option, I’ve already shown Georgia matches up quite favorably against Tech in a number of statistical measurements.  Barring the kind of turnover margin meltdown that did in Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl, there’s a good likelihood that Georgia is going to play the kind of game it likes to play and grind the Jackets down steadily over the course of the afternoon.

I like the intangibles today, too.  Tech is playing for a chance to salvage a disappointing season, and while, as someone who still smiles over the memory of the 2009 game, I don’t discount that as motivation, the Dawgs have a lot more to play for.  I have the feeling that leaving Tech with a losing record is even more abhorrent to Nick, Sony and the rest of the seniors than it is to me, and that, more than anything else, is why I think Georgia prevails comfortably today.

And with that, I’m off.  Game day comment away, folks.  One thing, though — better make it quick.  With the way these two teams like to emphasize the run, this may very well turn out to be one of the shortest games of the season, time-wise.

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78 responses to “Today, in To Hell With Georgia Tech

  1. Spike

    Just win, baby!

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  2. gastr1

    Seems as though Ted Roof’s style plays right into Chaney’s hands, as well. So beyond statistics there’s a stylistic advantage. We’re likely to see some long runs by Sony and Chubb today.

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  3. 3rdandGrantham

    As mentioned earlier in the week, my main concern is injuries, given GT’s offense consists of their lineman diving at the legs or our D.

    If we can escape with just a few bruises I’ll be very happy.

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  4. Ellis

    I would love to see Georgia have 5 running backs go over 100 yards in a total beatdown where Georgia controls the clock. This game should be right in Chaney’s wheelhouse. GATA

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  5. In the words of youth coaching legend Marecus Goodloe we just need to “beat thay ass”.

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  6. atlasshrugged55

    Our tendency to fail to show for big games lingers in my mind. It’s going to take some time & strong performances for me to get over my Munson-esque mindset.

    Go Dawgs!

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  7. Athens Dog

    My worry is that they cut block us so much, we don’t have any offensive lineman.

    I am not afraid. Dogs roll the nerds

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  8. Bright Idea

    Lots of red already here.

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  9. Greg

    Comparative scores and stats don’t work in this game. The biggest advantage I see, is the loss last year…..and that may not be an advantage at all, Tech would like nothing better than to knock UGA off. I look for a tight one…..maybe a one score game. Honestly don’t care, as long as we win and make them hurt.

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  10. Cojones

    It may be a short game if not for the fact that Tech keeps the ball in play to win the TOP in their games. They slow it down to keep it out of our poor ole scorin’ hands.

    I just want to see the game for the GO-FH thumpin’ !

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    • Uglydawg

      Tech’s offense is really a problem. I hate GT and hate having to give them even that one little thing. But no matter how you view Fish Fry, (I don’t care for him) he does present a problem with that crap. Even AM as much as admitted it in his little video…And the fact that CKS was just explaining how UGA practices for it every week of the season (Mondays, I think he said) lends credence to the fact that PJ gives us a challenge. And that is lost time that could be used preparing for the next opponent. For GT..it works…but it is a live by / die by proposition for them. Hoping they “die by” it this afternoon…and that the Dawgs bury their asses under the stinking dirt of Mark Richt Field.
      If Wake can beat the shit out of them, so can Nick and Sony and company.

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  11. Scorpio Jones, III

    بیٹ ٹیک

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  12. Macallanlover

    I would never rule out an upset, we see the improbable every week, but I think our offense is just too much for what they have shown defensively. The only reason it may not be a blowout, 3 TDs or more, is because our defensively front has looked soft the last few games. Don’t know why, but we are the stout front 7 we showed early on, seem less aggressive to me. That. and Carter not trailing deeply enough, makes us vulnerable to reverses and mis-direction we are certain to give up a couple/few runs that burn us.

    I think something like 34-20ish is about what we will get, not totally satisfying, but comfortable enough we will just watch the clock tick down with no major stress. Just hoping mostly for an inspired effort and no injuries to get us ready for next week, which is THE game that matters.

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  13. Uglydawg

    Distinguished Senator..you got trolled by Wolken. He ain’t worth a bite.

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  14. 92 grad

    Yeah, dan is trying too hard. There’s no pucker today. It’s been a refreshing change to our program to shed the “what if” or “I hope” and bring in the simple “we will probably win, we could lose, looking forward to watching it”. Even at auburn I didn’t pick up on the nervous anticipation thinking about how much it’s going to suck to look bad even though they did look pretty bad that game. It’s just different now and it’s been really fun.

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  15. JasonC

    Well, shit like Pitt beating you always can happen. We are a stronger team, we just need to show it.
    I’m oversees, but in weekly contact with 4 Tech grads and only 1 UGA grad (that doesn’t really follow football), so I want/need this win. GATA!

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  16. Uglydawg

    Off the subject..sorry…but it hurts me to the core of my being to have to pull for Michigan today. But I will be. My heart will not let me pull for Auburn, though. I know most Dawg fans want another shot at the Gus Bus but I just can’t stand them..almost as bad as I hate GT.
    And ‘Anchor Down” you hairy Commodores!

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  17. Dan has his “OMG, shouldn’t have fired Richt, lolz” article written already and is waiting for the opportunity to press Publish. He’s hoping today is it.

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  18. Russ

    Just hold the edge and watch the deep pass and we’ll be fine. Easy, right?

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  19. Go Dawgs from the beach!!!!!

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  20. Uglydawg

    What the crap? The Tech player bought the ball out of the endzone..how the hell is that a touchback? He didn’t down it in the endzone. He was on the one foot line…That one sucks. Great defense though..and runback by Mecole!

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    • JG Shellnutt

      Yeah, but if you call for a fair catch inside the endzone and then run it out to the one it’s still a Touchback. You just might get a delay-of-game penalty and instead of getting the ball on the 25 you get it on the 20.

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      • JG Shellnutt

        The question I would have, is does the ball rolling around bouncing on the ground nullify the fair catch signal. Isn’t it a live ball at Point? And is he been allowed to still get a free catch on picking the ball up off the ground, or is it still a free ball and should have been tackled where he got taken down.

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        • Uglydawg

          That’s what I think..fair catch is muffed…fair catch is off..Imagine had it been on the thirty..the catcher wouldn’t get the opportunity to still have exclusive access to the ball as it rolled downfield after he touched it. It was a bad..REAL bad call, wasn’t it?

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          • I thought the same thing. The player muffed the catch in the field of play. If he had dropped it in the end zone and recovered, it would have been a touchback. He attempted to field the ball outside the end zone. Once he went into the end zone, I would have thought the ball would have had to come back into the field of play.

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  21. Uglydawg

    Earlier this week I suggested the SEC refs would screw us. Just happened twice in the first few minutes. The fake “touchback’ and screwing Wims out of his Touchdown. We’ll see, but the ref on the TD was standing right there in perfect position to call it. Can’t figure out why we get this treatment.. Great drive by the Dawgs!

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  22. D as in Dawg

    Javon Wims for most cheated FBS player this season. There is no doubt under the frickin sun that that was a TD. Just like that superhuman sideline catch he was robbed on. WTF!!! Those morons should be fired!!!!

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  23. Bo

    Welp, there goes Trenton. First injury of the day that we can’t afford.

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  24. Uglydawg

    Same H ref just tried to screw us again..couldn’t possibly have missed that in completion…he knew.. Thank goodness for reviews..

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  25. Roquan Smith doing his best Roquan Smith against this offense. Thriving! And then we 3rd and Georgia…

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  26. Uglydawg

    Same H ref just ignored a foot out of bounds by Tech runner..overuled again.

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  27. Great drive after the stop

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  28. Bo

    Good coverage on that piece of shit.

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    • Uglydawg

      Third and 10 and we leave him uncovered? But at least we responded with a good drive for a FG…we get the ball to start 2nd half..hope we have a long slow drive with a score on the end.

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  29. Time for those 3rd quarter adjustments that have put everyone away this year

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  30. Thatguy

    These refs are something else. Whiffed on the ‘fair catch’, Wims’ 1st TD, missed the glaringly obvious shove in the back on the ‘out of bounds’ run…

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    • Uglydawg

      The running into the punter call was bullshit too. This is why we nee to quit playing their asses..the game means so much to them that even the refs are determined they deserve to win…

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  31. Uglydawg

    Good grief..Mecole!!! And the refs weren’t even going to throw the flag..great, great catch while giving a GT player a piggy back ride.

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  32. Uglydawg

    And the rout is ON!

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  33. Uglydawg

    Tech tackling like it’s flag football.

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  34. Raleighwood Dawg

    Rock on, Roquan!

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  35. The Truth

    Swift goes Herschel!

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  36. Uglydawg

    Best throw Fromm has ever made. Amazing and beautiful throw!

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  37. Uglydawg

    We need two more to hang 50 on ’em. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if they let Eason come in and throw for one…and Bryce come in and run for one…and if Mecole could break one for a score…and if Roquan would get a strip and take one to the house..and if T.T. could land on a GT fumble for a score…GTP?

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  38. Where’s all the whiny bitches crying about Chaney?

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  39. Where’s all the whiny bitches crying about Chaney?

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    • Ellis

      Playing a defense like Tech’s is perfect for Chaney. Let’s see how he does next week.

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      • You can whine better than that.

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        • Ellis

          17-40 against the only top tier defense we played this year. I am not whining, just pointing out that running the ball up the middle against Tech does not exactly take the play calling skills of a chimp. Let’s see if he has been saving some calls for next week.

          Don’t be so emotional about defending Chaney. We are 11-1 and he has been adequate to get where we are, especially with our youth. I don’t hate him, he will just need to show something different next week.

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  40. Channeling my inner Mr. College Football – this defense has been stifling today

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  41. Dawg Vegas

    So, who do we pull for in the Iron Bowl?

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  42. Uglydawg

    Last few minutes of Ohio St. Michigan game is going to be interesting. Herbie’s joy of life hanging in the balance.
    Never mind..Michigan had a first and ten with close to three minutes left to drive 70 yards or so for the win. Instead, JH decides to try to get it all on first down and throws the deep interception. Corch needs to buy JH a beer after this one

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  43. Bulldog Joe

    And just like that, Georgia Tech’s football season has ended.

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  44. Cojones

    I counted 6 RBs with double-digit yards. Three over 50?

    What I wouldn’t have given for the last 4th down to be a QB run for a TD.
    The Red Mob showed up today and cudgeled a baby Atlanta seal. All they could do is bleat and try to act chippy while being bludgeoned senseless by an opponent bent on making them look bad. Everything in red had a wonderful game and looked healthy at the end… …well, happy and healthy. All seemed to have fun and I can’t wait to see the stats.

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  45. Uglydawg

    I wonder if the H Ref was keying UGA cars on his way out.

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  46. Nashville West

    Is it just me or has Sony developed a nasty streak when he has the ball. He is just flat out making the bad guys look bad. Love it !!

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