Two Techs Collide

by admin on October 15, 2009

Ga Tech versus Va Tech

Ga Tech versus Va Tech

Tech secured another victory last week in a late show against the Seminoles.  The offense was impressive in scoring 49 points.  QB Josh Nesbitt made an incredible play by getting the ball back from an FSU defensive player.  It was easily the play of the game.  It’s hard to describe Tech’s first half defense because “porous” doesn’t capture the whole picture.  According to Websters (unabridged), the opposite of fantastic is craptastic.  Although my spell checker hates it, Tech’s first half D was craptastic.  Much better.

The win over FSU makes our homecoming game against #4 Virginia Tech one of the biggest games at Bobby Dodd Stadium in many years.  If VT wins, they control the ACC.  If GT wins, the ACC Coastal division could be decided by BCS rankings.  And if that happened, it would be the first time that GT fans could actually complain about the BCS because it never mattered while we were under Gailey.  It’s funny what happens when you do better than 7-6.

The Hokies are good on both sides of the ball.  The offense can run and pass well.  Their QB is fast and will need to be contained.  We aren’t great about putting pressure on a QB so I would expect them to score quite a bit.  Their defense is highly regarded as usual.  Last year, they beat us 20-17 by forcing three turnovers.

If #4 VT has a weakness, you could say that they haven’t played well on the road this year.  Granted, their only loss was to Alabama at the Georgia Dome.

Their only other game away from home was against Duke which they won 34-26.  Playing in Durham is tough at Cameron Indoor Stadium, but not so much at (insert name of Duke football stadium).

Prediction: Here are a few facts: (1) GT has to win to have a shot at winning the ACC; (2) VT could lose this one and still make it to the Orange Bowl; (3) VT is not the same team on the road; (4) GT’s kicking game is craptastic.  VT 38-35.

Damn Glad!

Tom Oliver
KD 804

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