Through 1 Quarter
We’ve got an early Upset Alert brewing as the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have gotten out to a surprisingly quick start despite kicking off as a 6.5-point underdog. After one quarter neither team has the game in the bag, but the Yellow Jackets lead 13-7 over the Virginia Cavaliers. QB Jeff Sims has led the way so far for Georgia Tech, as he has passed for one TD and 129 yards on ten attempts in addition to picking up 29 yards on the ground.
Georgia Tech has yet to string together two consecutive wins, but this may be their chance. For now, all signs point to yes.
Georgia Tech @ Virginia
Current Records: Georgia Tech 3-3; Virginia 5-2
What to Know
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have had a week off and are no doubt ready to get back on the field. The Yellow Jackets and the Virginia Cavaliers will face off in an ACC battle at 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday at David A. Harrison III Field at Scott Stadium. Both teams come into the contest bolstered by wins in their previous games.
Even if it wasn’t a dominant performance, Georgia Tech beat the Duke Blue Devils 31-27 two weeks ago. It was another big night for Georgia Tech’s QB Jeff Sims, who passed for three TDs and 297 yards on 25 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 55 yards. Near the top of the highlight reel was Sims’ 77-yard TD bomb to RB Jahmyr Gibbs in the first quarter.
Meanwhile, Virginia got themselves on the board against Duke last week, but Duke never followed suit. The Cavaliers steamrolled past the Blue Devils 48 to nothing at home. The game was pretty much decided by the half, when the score had already reached 34 to nothing. QB Brennan Armstrong continued his habit of dropping crazy stat lines, passing for two TDs and 364 yards on 45 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 34 yards.
Virginia’s defense was a force to be reckoned with, as it collected two interceptions and three fumbles. The picks came courtesy of S Joey Blount and S De’Vante Cross.
The Yellow Jackets are expected to lose this next one by 6.5. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past two games, so buyers beware.
Georgia Tech is now 3-3 while Virginia sits at 5-2. A couple defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Georgia Tech is 197th worst in the nation in passing touchdowns allowed, with 11 on the season. The Cavaliers are completely their equal: they are stumbling into the matchup with the 197th most passing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up 11 on the season. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To WatchWhen: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ETWhere: David A. Harrison III Field at Scott Stadium — Charlottesville, VirginiaTV: ACC NetworkOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $17.50Odds
The Cavaliers are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Yellow Jackets, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 6.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Virginia have won three out of their last five games against Georgia Tech.
Nov 09, 2019 – Virginia 33 vs. Georgia Tech 28Nov 17, 2018 – Georgia Tech 30 vs. Virginia 27Nov 04, 2017 – Virginia 40 vs. Georgia Tech 36Nov 19, 2016 – Georgia Tech 31 vs. Virginia 17Oct 31, 2015 – Virginia 27 vs. Georgia Tech 21