Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Travel to Charlottesville to Face Virginia


The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are coming off one of their most emotional victories in the history of their football program, as they defeated the previously ranked #9 Florida State Seminoles in stunning fashion last Saturday by a final score of 22-16. They travel to Charlottesville, Virginia to take on the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday trying to make it two wins a row. 

After blocking a Roberto Aguayo 56 yard field goal with 6 seconds left which would have sealed the victory for Florida State, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets blocked the kick. Lance Austin recovered the blocked attempt and returned it for a walk-off touchdown to snap the Yellow Jackets’ 5-game losing streak and immortalize himself in Georgia Tech football lore. “The Miracle on Techwood” drive will be long remembered at the Georgia Institute Technology, but with an important ACC Coastal matchup ahead, Head Coach Paul Johnson and his team will try to make it two wins in a row.

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As previously mentioned, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are coming off an impressive win against a top 10 team at home last weekend. The offense has played better over the past few weeks, while the defense was excellent against the Florida State offense last Saturday, limiting them to only 16 points on the night.

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The Virginia Cavaliers suffered their fifth defeat of the 2015 season last Saturday at the hands of the North Carolina Tar Heels in Chapel Hill by a score of 26-13. The Wahoos struggled against the Tar Heels, accumulating giving up 422 yards to UNC including 196 rushing yards. Against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets triple-option offense, that does not bode well for the Cavaliers this week.

Last year, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets routed Virginia at Bobby Dodd Stadium by a score of 35-10. QB Justin Thomas threw for 141 yards and 3 TD’s against the Wahoos in the Ramblin’ Wreck victory.



Matt Johns, QB (Junior): Matt Johns has had an up-and-down year for the Wahoos. He’s thrown for 1500 yards this season and has 12 touchdowns, but also has 12 interceptions. Given his penchant for allowing turnovers, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets’ defense could have an excellent day against him. 

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Justin Thomas, QB (Junior): Justin Thomas had a somewhat lackluster game last week against Florida State, throwing for only 67 yards and 2 INT’s. On the ground though, Thomas led the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in rushing with 88 yards on 13 carries, including a 60 yard touchdown run. Against a porous Virginia defense, it stands to reason that Thomas could have a big game on Saturday.


Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets – 31, Virginia Cavaliers – 21

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will allow 3 touchdowns to the Wahoos, but ultimately will come out on top, carrying the swagger they gained from defeating Florida State last week. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:00 PM.

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