Georgia Institute Of Technology Yellow Jackets
Today, the Georgia Bulldogs will end their regular season when they travel to Atlanta to face the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in a rivalry simply called "Clean Old Fashioned Hate." Today, Kentucky will face Georgia Tech for the first time in the last two seasons, both with a loss record. We look ahead to the game and predict the outcome of Georgia State's second game of the season against the Yellow Jacket, with everything you need to know.
The Bulldogs have won three of their last four games against the Yellow Jackets dating back to 2001, including Georgia's 13-7 win in 2015. Georgia Tech's biggest winning margin came against Notre Dame, where the Irish won 31-14 in the first meeting between the two schools in 2008.
The senior tailback is aiming to become the first of the two tailbacks in UGA history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in the same season. Led by the emerging redshirt junior running back De'Veon Bell, the Yellow Jackets have thrown for 1,829 yards this season, the second-most in school history.
Angelo Taylor of Georgia Tech won the gold medal in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2000 and 2008 Summer Olympics. Bobby Cremins took over Georgia Tech and led his team to its first national title in 1985 and 1988 - and then its first. When the Yellow Jackets won the championship in 1990, they were not in the ACC. He helped revive a stagnant program in 2004 and led GeorgiaTech into a Cinderella season in which the school posted its second-best record in school history (9-4) and its best result in program history.
Georgia Tech never led all season and the Bears pulled off a comfortable victory at home. Clemson had nearly 500 yards of offense in the first half, leading 14-7 with 16 seconds left in the first half before the Yellow Jackets scored just 100. In the second game of the season, Clemson led by as many as 20 points and had more than 1,000 yards on the ground and nearly 2,500 yards on offense.
The Yellow Jackets don't look like they're LSU in 2019 or so when it comes to bombing away, but they'll have to contend with some growing pains as they try to generate more passing play. I think Orange's offensive line has enough firepower to get the win, even if Georgia Tech can't generate much pass rush. Here's a look at four Yellow Jacket weaknesses that the Bulldogs need to keep in check to win in Atlanta. The Bulldogs can move the ball well enough to hold their own against the Yellow Jackets, while also keeping their bewildering offensive option out of play.
Collins returned to West Carolina for four seasons, then returned to the Yellow Jackets for a year before leaving for Alabama. A year ago, Dan Enos didn't do a good job of targeting Brevin Jordan for them, but he's back this year.
Paul Johnson had a 3-6 record against the Bulldogs before taking the head job at Georgia Tech. He was defensive coordinator for Albright (DIII) for two years, zigzagging around a pile from there. The current head coach at Georgia Tech is Josh Pastner, who took over for Brian Gregory in 2016. After leaving the SEC, Kentucky had only two wins, both by a 2-8 record.
The only game the Jackets favor in the S.P. is their clash with the Citadel in Week 3, which is a tough and challenging match. Georgia Tech has a 3-9 record against South Florida, with the win against them 14-10. Today's game will be the first meeting between the Bulls and the Yellow Jackets since 2004, when they met at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta. The Bulldogs' only two wins in the past three years have been at home, both games in which they go into the match with a 2-1 record.
After being among the nation's best teams last season, averaging 152 yards per game, the Yellow Jackets are in the middle of - of - the pack this year. After Georgia Tech takes on Atlanta, they will travel 72 miles west of Athens for the game against South Florida. The Yellow Jackets have now won three games in a row against Florida Atlantic, Florida State and South Carolina, but failed to contest those contests.
The loss to the Bulldogs this year left the Yellow Jackets without a bowl game, but Georgia Tech is still able to dig deep into the pockets of Paul Johnson, who has put them in the nation's top 10 in total offense and defense. The two teams in the week's match-up, Florida Atlantic and Delaware State, have played twice this season, with the Yellow Jackets routing them by 28 points last time out.
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