Saturday, November 12, 2016
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets take on the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Lane Stadium. The opening line for this game has Virginia Tech as 14.5 point favorites. This season the Yellow Jackets are 3-4-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-2-1. The Hokies have an over/under record of 5-4-0 and they are 4-5-0 against the spread.
Justin Thomas finished with 184 yards through the air for Georgia Tech last week. He completed 5 passes out of 10 attempts for a 50% completion percentage. The Yellow Jackets were led in rushing by Dedrick Mills, who finished with 132 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Clinton Lynch was the team leader in receiving with a total of 83 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 42 yards per reception. As a team in that game Georgia Tech got a total of 24 first downs. Of those first downs, 19 came on the ground while 4 came through the air. They ran 68 total plays for 518 yards for the game. The Yellow Jackets ran for 334 yards on 58 attempts.
Jerod Evans finished with 192 yards passing for Virginia Tech last week. He went 15 for 27, resulting in a 56% completion percentage. The Hokies were led on the ground by Jerod Evans, who finished with 83 yards on 18 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Isaiah Ford led the team in receiving with 62 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. Virginia Tech had 23 first downs total. 13 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 79 total plays for 399 yards for the contest. The Hokies ran for 207 yards on 52 carries as a team.
Georgia Tech scores 27.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 72nd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 7.2 passes on 13.3 attempts for a 54.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 143.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 121st in college football. The Yellow Jackets run for an average of 257.2 yards per game on 47.6 attempts for an average of 5.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 12th in the nation. They also run 60.9 plays per contest and average 6.6 yards per play for an average of 401 yards per game, ranking their offense 70th overall this season. The Yellow Jackets average 19.1 first downs per game which ranks them 106th in the country. They accumulate 33 penalty yards per game via 3.8 penalties, which ranks 124th in the nation.
Georgia Tech allows 236.9 passing yards per game, ranking 74th in D-1, and they allow 26.2 points per contest on defense, which ranks 59th. They give up 19.8 completions on 31 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63.8. The Yellow Jackets allow 168.6 rushing yards per game on 35.6 carries for an average of 4.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 64th in the country. Georgia Tech allows 405.4 total yards per game including 6.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 64th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.6 penalties for 43.8 yards per game, ranking them 17th among D-1 teams.
Virginia Tech averages 34.9 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 34th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18.2 passes per game on 30.3 attempts for a 60.1 percent completion percentage. They throw for 251.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 47th in Division 1. The Hokies run for an average of 193.3 yards per game on 47.6 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 47th on the ground. They also run 77.9 plays per game and average 5.7 yards per play for a total of 445.1 yards per game, ranking them 45th in the country on offense. The Hokies get an average of 23 first downs per game, which ranks 36th in the nation. They average 46.3 penalty yards per game via 5.2 penalties, ranking them 103rd in college football.
Virginia Tech allows an average of 201.7 passing yards per game, which ranks 31st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 20.2 points per contest, which has them ranked 18th in the nation. They give up 15.9 completions on 32.1 attempts for a completion percentage of 49.5 per game. The Hokies allow 125.8 rushing yards per contest on 36 carries for a 3.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 28th in the country. Virginia Tech allows 327.4 total yards per game for an average of 4.8 yards per play, which ranks 17th in D-1. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and 8.1 penalties for 60.7 yards in each contest, ranking 95th in the nation.
Georgia Tech Betting Trends
Georgia Tech is 5-2-1 against the over/under this season
Georgia Tech has an ATS record of 3-4-1 this season
Virginia Tech Betting Trends
Virginia Tech is 5-4-0 against the over/under this season
Virginia Tech has an ATS record of 4-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/07/16 OL Freddie Burden Upper Body injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
11/07/16 QB Justin Thomas Upper Body injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
11/06/16 RB J.J. Green Leg "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
11/04/16 DB Christian Campbell Suspension out indefinitely
11/04/16 DB Jalen Johnson Suspension out indefinitely
11/07/16 DB Greg Stroman Ankle injured last game, doubtful Saturday vs. Georgia Tech
11/07/16 DT Nigel Williams Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Georgia Tech
11/07/16 UT Terrell Edmunds Suspension expected to miss 1st Half Saturday vs. Georgia Tech
11/07/16 DL Vinny Mihota Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Georgia Tech
09/17/16 RB Deshawn McClease Lower Body out for season
09/12/16 LB Trent Young Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Virginia Tech -14.5
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