Saturday 7:30 ET
Line: GT -5.5 (open -4.5)
Georgia Tech travels to Starkville on a Saturday night for an ACC versus SEC clash against Mississippi State. Last year, Ga Tech crushed Miss State in Atlanta 38-7 behind 500 yards of total offense and their back up QB Jaybo Shaw. Miss State has not beaten a non conference BCS opponent since 2000. But with renewed confidence do the Bulldogs have revenge on their mind?
As mentioned, GT defeated MSU handily, but out gained them only by 91 yards. The Bulldogs had four turnovers to aid the Yellow Jackets who gained 438 yards on the ground; their second highest total of the season. Miss State passed for 299 yards their highest total of the season.
The Bulldogs are coming off a near win over a top ten LSU team. Miss State was stopped on four straight plays at the Tigers' goal line in a 30-26 loss. They out gained LSU 374-263 and got nine more first downs.
Georgia Tech is coming off a dominating performance too but turned it into a 24-7 win over previously ranked and unbeaten North Carolina. The Yellow Jackets out gained UNC 406-154 including 317-17 on the ground. Ga Tech had 24 first downs to the Tar Heels eight while holding the ball for nearly 42 minutes.
Five Key Areas For Victory
Slight Edge Georgia Tech
5. Intangibles/Special Teams
Edge Miss State