Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Florida State Seminoles Prediction, 9/12/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Florida State Seminoles
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Location: Doak Campbell Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Georgia Tech (+11.5)
James Blackman and the Florida State Seminoles play the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The spread on this game has Florida State as 11.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 51.5.
In their last contest in 2019, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets took the field against the Georgia Bulldogs and left there with a loss by a score of 52-7. Leading the way at QB for the Yellow Jackets was James Graham who went 5/20 with 40 yards via the pass and completed 1 touchdown. He walked away with no picks. Jordan Mason paced the team in rushing in this game. He had a long run of 11 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 37 yards via 16 carries which meant he averaged 2.3 yards per tote. Malachi Carter was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 23 yards on 1 catch.
The Yellow Jackets step onto the field after holding a record of 3-9 in 2019. They were one of lowest scoring teams in the nation with an average of 16.7 points per contest, which had them at 124th in D-1. As a team, they averaged 152.6 rushing yards per contest which was 8th in the conference. For total yardage, they currently sat at 14th in the conference and 127th in D-1 with 3,438 yards. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the Atlantic Coast Conference and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game.
The Yellow Jackets had one of the most lackluster defenses in D-1 giving up 32.4 points per game, putting them 13th in the conference and 102nd in the country. When talking about yards rushing, Georgia Tech allowed 215.6 yards per game which had them at 14th in the ACC and 117th in college football. Opposing teams ran for an average of 4.8 yards per rush ranking them 12th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 98th in D-1 overall. Overall, they conceded 2,587 rushing yards through 12 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Yellow Jackets allowed 1,607 yards. Teams completed 60.4% of the passes they threw against them and averaged 7.5 yards per attempt.
In their last game last season, the Florida State Seminoles faced the Arizona State Sun Devils and went home in defeat by a score of 20-14. Deonte Sheffield paced the team in rushing in this contest. He broke a long run for 16 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 87 yards by way of 18 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.8 yards per run. Tamorrion Terry was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 165 yards on 9 catches. He had an average of 18.3 yards per reception in this contest. Leading the way at QB for the Seminoles was James Blackman who went 14/26 with 244 yards via the pass and threw 1 touchdown. He walked away with 4 picks for this game.
The Seminoles step onto the field holding after finishing with a record of 6-7. Florida State needs to do more to make teams respect their running game after averaging 140.7 yards per contest, ranking them 95th in the country. As a team, they had a total of 1,829 yards rushing through 13 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Seminoles averaged 408.3 yards per game overall which had them at 60th in D-1 and 6th in the ACC. When looking at their ability to score points, the Seminoles ranked 9th in the conference and 72nd out of all the teams in the nation averaging 27.9 points per contest.
The Seminoles allowed 27.8 points per contest ranking them 7th in the ACC and 66th in D-1. When talking about points allowed, they gave up 361 total points. When it comes to yards rushing, they conceded 147.5 yards per game which put them at 54th in D-1 and 8th in the conference. Last season, they conceded 1,918 rushing yards. Their pass defense was one of the middling units in D-1. They gave up 276.7 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Seminoles were ranked 13th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Yellow Jackets/Seminoles college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Seminoles -11.5
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