Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Virginia Cavaliers Prediction, 10/23/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Virginia Cavaliers
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Cavaliers (-6)
The Virginia Cavaliers (5-2) will try to defeat the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-3) at Scott Stadium on Saturday. Virginia opens this contest as 6-point favorites. The over/under is set at 62.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets come into this game with a record of 3-3 for this season. In their last contest, the Yellow Jackets faced off with the Duke Blue Devils and earned the victory with a final of 31-27. Jeff Sims connected on 12/25 with 297 yards passing and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 171.4 and ended the game with 2 interceptions. Jahmyr Gibbs was the rushing leader for the Yellow Jackets with 14 carries for 40 yds (2.9 yds per attempt). At the end of the game, they had 64 plays which totaled 440 yards. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets rushed the ball a total of 39 times and compiled 143 yards, which earned them an average of 3.7 yds per carry. In the running game, the Yellow Jackets conceded 197 yards on 62 attempts, which averages out to 3.2 yards per rush surrendered. Georgia Tech surrendered 22 pass completions on 29 attempts for 292 yards, and a completion rate of 75.9%.
Concerning putting points on the board, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have an average of 28.5 PPG. As a unit they have an average of 169.0 yards via the ground game which ranks them 62nd in college football. The Yellow Jackets have tallied 2,416 total yards for the season. With reference to getting the ball in the endzone, Georgia Tech has compiled 11 passing touchdowns and 9 rushing touchdowns. Georgia Tech has compiled 122 1st downs as an offense, and they have been called for 34 penalties for 248 yards. They have surrendered the football 6 times.
The Yellow Jackets sit in 85th in the nation regarding team defense, giving up 25.7 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.5 yards per running attempt and 154.2 rushing yards per game for the campaign. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 925 rushing yards through 6 contests. In terms of passing yardage, the Yellow Jackets have conceded 1,370 yards which has them ranked 55th in the nation. They have conceded 228.3 yards per contest via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 64.7%. For the year, they have given up 382.5 yards/contest which has them ranked 82nd in college football. They have relinquished 11 touchdowns by air in addition to 8 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Cavaliers head into this matchup 5-2 for this season. In their last game, the Cavaliers took home the win by a final score of 48-0 when they faced the Duke Blue Devils. Devin Darrington carried the rock 5 times for 60 yards, walking away from the game with 12.0 yds per carry for Virginia. Brennan Armstrong (2 touchdowns) walked away from the contest with 364 yards on 25/45 passing while his QB rating was 138.2. He didn't throw any interceptions and his Y/A was 8.1. Virginia conceded 35 run attempts for 110 yards (3.1 yds per rush). The Cavaliers pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 60.9%, relinquishing 215 yds on 28 out of 46 passing. The Cavaliers finished the contest with a total of 528 yards while running 79 plays (6.7 yards per play). Virginia ended up running for 5.0 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 164 yards on 33 carries.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Cavaliers are sitting 22nd in college football with an average of 36.1 points per game. For the year so far, the Cavaliers have compiled 2,841 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 405.9 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 2nd in Division 1. The Virginia Cavaliers average 525.7 yards per game, which ranks them 6th in the nation. The Virginia offense has totaled 422 yds of penalties on 49 infractions, ranking them 25th in college football in terms of making mistakes.
The Cavaliers are conceding 24.4 points per game, which has them 76th in D-1. Virginia has surrendered a total of 1,317 yards rushing (188.1 yards per outing) as well as 10 touchdowns rushing so far this season. This season, they have relinquished 171 total points. They have allowed 11 touchdowns via the pass as well as 225.0 yards per contest, which has them sitting 79th in college football. The Cavaliers defense has been on the field for 479 plays, ranking them 111th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Yellow Jackets/Cavaliers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cavaliers -6
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