The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have their first 3-0 season since 2005. This is a great accomplishment for the team, but Saturday they go up against their toughest opponent thus far, as they host the North Carolina Tar Heels (3-0).
This game marks the open of the ACC for the Yellow Jackets. With both teams being undefeated it should prove to be a great game. If Georgia Tech should win, this will be their first 4-0 season since 1990.
North Carolina is coming off their ACC opener with a 28-17 win over Virginia. Prior to this, North Carolina hadn’t won an ACC opener since 2000. Quarterback Bryn Renner threw for two touchdowns, Ryan Houston ran for two touchdowns and Giovani Bernard rushed for 102 yards in the win.
In the series between the Yellow Jackets and the Tar Heels, Tech leads 25-18-3. The Yellow Jackets have won five of the last six meetings. Last year’s meeting in Chapel Hill was won by Tech with a final score of 30-24.
The biggest competition will be for rushing yards during this game. Georgia Tech’s rushing attack, which averages a nation’s best 427.7 yards per game will have to go head-to-head with North Carolina’s rush defense, which allows less than 77 yards rushing per game.
While Georgia Tech has thrown for at least two touchdowns each game, they have rushed for at least five touchdowns per game.
Georgia Tech has produced a touchdown on its first offensive play, each game this season. It will be interesting to see if this continues.
This match-up can be seen on ESPN on Saturday, September 24th. Kick-off is at noon EST.
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Written by Ericka Birdsong
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