If you’re going to try to make a case for Tech winning this Saturday, then this Michael Cunningham piece that looks through advanced stats to see where potential areas of advantage for the Jackets may exist takes a more credible approach than Mark Bradley’s “hey, rain! — it could happen!” wankery.
Of the three items he cites, the first, which is grinding on offense and staying in third-and-short situations, is his strongest. (Plus, you know Johnson isn’t the kind of coach who punts on fourth-and-short.) The second, generating explosive plays, is the weakest. That’s the strength of Georgia’s defense this season and it’s hard to see why GT would succeed there.
The third is “create havoc”. It’s a good argument; Tech can’t let Georgia’s offense do its usual impose your will thing. The problem with blowing things up is that Tech’s been more lucky than good with turnovers this season and if Tech’s DC decides to create pressure through blitzing, that’s going to present Chaney with some opportunities to exploit.