It’s break week at Georgia Tech..a time for the students to recharge their batteries. I spent the time when I was a student a few 18 years ago giving my liver a break, but don’t tell my folks.
Some have predicted today’s game against Middle Tennessee State should be a break for Georgia Tech’s football team. That would seem to make sense: Tech is averaging more than 300 rushing yards a game and MTSU is giving up more than 175 rushing yards a game.
But as well as Tech’s offense and defense have been playing the past few quarters, it’s not smart to assume that the Yellow Jackets will blow out anyone this season. There are still too many inconsistencies in all three facets.
However, some of this wrinkles are starting to get ironed out at the right time.
After today’s game against the Blue Raiders, the Yellow Jackets face a tough stretch at Clemson, at Virginia Tech and at home against Miami.
That three-game stretch will determine if the Jackets will get a chance to defend their ACC title in Charlotte.
But, first Tech must dispatch of Middle Tennessee State, a team that keeps shooting itself in the foot with turnovers this season. It has a -1.80 margin this season.
In notes, tackle Phil Smith won’t dress for today’s game. He injured his ankle in last week’s win against Virginia. I would think it’s better to keep him out and let him get healthy, but that’s a guess as to why.
Rashaad Reid is listed second-string at safety. As many of you know, Cooper Taylor left the team this week, presumably because he was no longer playing as much as in the past.
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