Both teams with a 2-0 record for the season, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will be hosting the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday.
The Yellow Jackets are coming off a 49-21 win against Middle Tennessee State on Saturday night. They played in front of a record crowd at MTSU’s Stadium. At one point leading by 35 points (42-7), Tech was just four yards shy of 600 offensively.
Kansas too is coming off a thrilling victory, as they took down Northern Illinois 45-42. Sophomore quarterback Jordan Webb completed a six-yard TD pass to junior D.J. Beshears with 14 seconds remaining to give the Jayhawks back-to-back wins for the first time under second year coach Turner Gill. Webb threw three touchdown passes against Georgia Tech last season.
While both teams played hard last week, and are currently undefeated, their stats don’t line up.
After only two games, the Yellow Jackets have put up 112 points, the Jayhawks have only 87. The Yellow Jackets lead all FBS teams in passing efficiency, 315.92, and the Jayhawks rank fourth with 209.17.
Georgia Tech now ranks in the top three nationally in scoring offense (2nd), total offense (2nd), and rushing offense (3rd). A nice improvement from last week where they were in the top 10.
While all these numbers are in Tech’s favor, the next few aren’t. Tech’s head coach is 0-1 all-time against Kansas, while Kansas’ head coach is 1-0 all-time against Tech.
Saturday’s game will be the third in the series for these teams. They first met on the gridiron on January 1, 1948 at the Orange Bowl where Tech won 20-14. They met again just last year where Kansas tied he series 1-1 as they upset Tech 28-25. This will be their first meeting in Atlanta.
Someone has to lose, but which team will it be? We will soon know.
This game kicks off at 12:30pm EST on Saturday, September 17th.
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Written by Ericka Birdsong
I am a Senior and Mass Communications major at the University of West Georgia. I have a passion for sports and sports media.