Georgia Tech (5-3, 3-2 ACC) vs #22 Virginia Tech (6-2, 4-0 ACC) @ Lane Stadium on The Score, 7:30 PM ET
Line: VT by -13
Reason to Watch: I’ve written this a bunch of times, that with Thursday night College Football you never know what the outcome is going to be. It’s going to be a cold night in Blacksburg, VA tonight, with an 80% chance of precipitation. Virginia Tech started the season in the pre-season top 10 but dropped it’s first two games (Boise St. and James Madison) and were written off as an afterthought. The Hokies have gone on to win their next six games including a big road win at North Carolina St. (41-30).
In those six straight wins, Virginia Tech scored at least 41 points in the last four games. They currently are ranked 13th in the nation for points scored.
A lot of the credit has to go to QB Tyrod Taylor, the senior who drew comparisons with former VTech QB Mike Vick, cause of his size and speed, plus both are from Hampton, Virginia.
Taylor leads the ACC with a 171.1 passer rating while throwing for 1,602 yards with 15 touchdowns and three interceptions. He also leads the Hokies with 527 rushing yards and needs 95 total yards to surpass Bryan Randall as the schools career leader for total yards.
The bad weather should be a huge benefit to Georgia Tech and their triple option offense. Georgia Tech currently is ranked 1st in the nation in rushing yards a game (317.4) — 102.6 better than Virginia Tech, which is second in the ACC.
RB Anthony Allen leads the team with 692 yards averaging 6.0 ypc and five touchdowns. Dual threat QB Joshua Nesbitt is second on the team in rushing with 651 yards with eight touchdowns. Nesbitt needs 42 yards to break the ACC career record for yards rushing by a quarterback.