Saturday, November 19, 2016
Bobby Dodd Stadium
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The Virginia Cavaliers take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The opening line for this game has Georgia Tech as 10.5 point favorites. This season the Cavaliers are 4-5-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-6-1. The Yellow Jackets have an over/under record of 5-3-1 and they are 4-4-1 against the spread.
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Kurt Benkert finished with 190 yards through the air for Virginia last week. He completed 20 passes out of 39 attempts for a 51% completion percentage. The Cavaliers were led in rushing by Taquan Mizzell, who finished with 80 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Taquan Mizzell was the team leader in receiving with a total of 79 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. As a team in that game Virginia got a total of 21 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 72 total plays for 295 yards for the game. The Cavaliers ran for 105 yards on 32 attempts.
Justin Thomas finished with 184 yards passing for Georgia Tech last week. He went 5 for 10, resulting in a 50% completion percentage. The Yellow Jackets were led on the ground by Dedrick Mills, who finished with 132 yards on 19 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Clinton Lynch led the team in receiving with 83 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 42 yards per reception. Georgia Tech had 24 first downs total. 19 came from running the ball and 4 came from a pass. They ran 68 total plays for 518 yards for the contest. The Yellow Jackets ran for 334 yards on 58 carries as a team.
Virginia scores 24.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 95th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 22.6 passes on 40.5 attempts for a 55.8 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 251.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 45th in college football. The Cavaliers run for an average of 106.6 yards per game on 31.1 attempts for an average of 3.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 123rd in the nation. They also run 71.6 plays per contest and average 5 yards per play for an average of 357.9 yards per game, ranking their offense 108th overall this season. The Cavaliers average 19.9 first downs per game which ranks them 93rd in the country. They accumulate 63.4 penalty yards per game via 6.8 penalties, which ranks 29th in the nation.
Virginia allows 266.7 passing yards per game, ranking 110th in D-1, and they allow 32.2 points per contest on defense, which ranks 94th. They give up 19.8 completions on 32.1 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 61.7. The Cavaliers allow 179.2 rushing yards per game on 40.3 carries for an average of 4.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 73rd in the country. Virginia allows 445.9 total yards per game including 6.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 97th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.4 penalties for 57.1 yards per game, ranking them 82nd among D-1 teams.
Georgia Tech averages 27.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 71st in the country. In the passing department, they complete 6.7 passes per game on 12.7 attempts for a 52.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 132.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 123rd in Division 1. The Yellow Jackets run for an average of 262.4 yards per game on 48.6 attempts for an average of 5.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 11th on the ground. They also run 61.3 plays per game and average 6.4 yards per play for a total of 395.2 yards per game, ranking them 79th in the country on offense. The Yellow Jackets get an average of 18.7 first downs per game, which ranks 108th in the nation. They average 33.2 penalty yards per game via 4.1 penalties, ranking them 124th in college football.
Georgia Tech allows an average of 244.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 83rd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 25.6 points per contest, which has them ranked 48th in the nation. They give up 21 completions on 32.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.4 per game. The Yellow Jackets allow 163.8 rushing yards per contest on 35.3 carries for a 4.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 62nd in the country. Georgia Tech allows 408.6 total yards per game for an average of 6 yards per play, which ranks 63rd in D-1. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 5.4 penalties for 42.9 yards in each contest, ranking 16th in the nation.
Virginia Betting Trends
Virginia is 3-6-1 against the over/under this season
Virginia has an ATS record of 4-5-1 this season
Georgia Tech Betting Trends
Georgia Tech is 5-3-1 against the over/under this season
Georgia Tech has an ATS record of 4-4-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/13/16 TE Evan Butts Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Georgia Tech
11/13/16 TE Richard Burney Wrist "?" Saturday vs. Georgia Tech
11/13/16 DE Christian Baumgardner Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Georgia Tech
11/13/16 LB Dillon Davis Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Georgia Tech
10/31/16 CB Kirk Garner Knee out for season
10/14/16 CB Myles Robinson Toe out for season
10/14/16 CB Darious Latimore Knee out for season
09/27/16 CB Tim Harris Shoulder out for season
09/27/16 LB Malcolm Cook Illness out for season
09/27/16 OG Sean Karl Back out for season
09/27/16 DE Christian Brooks Shoulder out for season
11/14/16 QB Justin Thomas Upper Body is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Virginia
11/13/16 OL Andrew Marshall Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
11/13/16 RB Dedrick Mills Suspension expected to miss Saturday vs. Virginia
11/13/16 OL Freddie Burden Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
11/13/16 RB J.J. Green Leg "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
11/04/16 DB Christian Campbell Suspension out indefinitely
11/04/16 DB Jalen Johnson Suspension out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Georgia Tech -10.5
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