Georgia Tech Mid-Season Update

Georgia Tech‘s season certainly hasn’t gone the way they wanted (although so far they are right where I thought they’d be). They are currently 3-3, 1-3 in ACC play, with Georgia Southern next up.

Remaining Schedule

Week 7: Saturday, October 15 vs. Georgia Southern @ Bobby Dodd (@ 12:30 pm on RSN)

Week 8: BYE

Week 9: Saturday, October 29 vs. Duke @ Bobby Dodd (N/A) (Homecoming)

Week 10: Saturday, November 5 @ North Carolina @ Kenan Memorial Stadium (N/A)

Week 11: Saturday, November 12 @ Virginia Tech @ Lane Stadium (N/A)

Week 12: Saturday, November 19 vs. Virginia @ Bobby Dodd (N/A)

Week 13: Saturday, November 26 @ Georgia @ Sanford Stadium (N/A)

*Schedule from fbschedules.com

Top Players So Far

  1. QB Justin Thomas

Justin Thomas has started all six games thus far this season, and he has completed only a little over 50% of his passes (51.3% to be exact) for 588 yards and three TDs with just one INT. He has also run for 206 yards on 64 carries (3.2 ypc) and one touchdown.

  1. RB Dedrick Mills

I know in my preseason post I chose RB Marcus Marshall, who hasn’t had a bad season (160 yards on 35 carries with one TD along with two catches for 81 yards and a TD), but Dedrick Mills’ has been better. Mills has run for 357 yards on 82 carries (4.4 ypc) and seven TDs, along with a receiving TD. Tech, who runs the triple-option offense, obviously is loaded at the running back position and uses many different players to run the ball, but so far, Mills (did I mention he’s a freshman?) has been the most consistently productive.

  1. DL Patrick Gamble

This is another player that I didn’t chose at the beginning of the year, but Patrick Gamble was hard to pass up. I originally chose LB P.J. Davis, who has had a solid season as he’s tied for first on the team with 34 total tackles, but with only half of a tackle for a loss. Gamble, on the other hand, leads the team in sacks with three and has a total of 4.5 tackles for a loss (2nd on the team), with 18 total tackles.

Two Most Important Games Remaining

Week 11: @ Virginia Tech 11/12 in Blacksburg, VA (time and channel N/A)

Ordinarily, you would think the reigning division champ should be in this slot, but the Hokies recently took down the North Carolina Tar Heels, so I have replaced those Tar Heels with Virginia Tech. The Hokies, who are currently ranked 17th in the AP Poll, has only lost once so far this season (in the Battle at Bristol against #9 Tennessee), but the only remaining ranked opponent they have on their schedule is a home battle with #16 Miami. If the Yellow Jackets can get some confidence, then maybe they can at least make it game. Unfortunately, especially with this game being in Blacksburg, I do not see much a chance for Georgia Tech in this one. But upsets do happen all the time.

Week 13: @ Georgia 11/26 in Athens, GA (time and channel N/A)

This is an obvious choice. A huge, in-state rivalry. If Tech is unable to get any big wins up this point in the season, a win over UGA will certainly be a nice way to end the season. The Bulldogs are currently 4-2 on the season, with a lot of big games left in the rugged SEC. The one thing to always remember about rivalries, and my favorite thing about rivalries and college football in general, is that anything can happen.

So how will the rest of the season go?

Well, to be honest, the only change I would make to my preseason prediction would be my saying that Tech would beat Georgia Southern. The Eagles are currently 3-2, but the Yellow Jackets have just not looked that great this year. I think Georgia Southern might win this game, and leave Tech with a final record of 5-7.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s