The public has spoken. No this isn’t about election night. Its about Georgia Tech’s chances of beating Virginia Tech and they aren’t good.
The Jackets are 13 point underdog in Blacksburg in a game that could decide the Coastal Division. Upsetting the Hokies would be quite a task, but Tech has had some big upsets before. Lets look back at the Yellow Jackets top five upsets over the past five seasons.
5. Georgia Tech (+6) at Boston College Sept 6, 2008
Tech was only a six point underdog in Chesnut Hill, but being Paul Johnson’s first ACC game and a road one at the defending Atlantic Division champions there was certainly apprehension about whether the spread option could really work in the ACC. The Jackets had three fumbles in the first half but their defense (yes, the defense) kept them close. In the 4th quarter, Jonathan Dwyer ripped off a 43 yard run on a freeze option play to give Tech the go ahead score. The win gave the team and fans confidence this offense could win in the ACC.
4. Georgia Tech (+10) at Virginia Tech Sept 30, 2006
Read more of my article about Tech's biggest upsets at ChuckOliver.net