Georgia Tech: Weekend Virginia Tilt Pivotal To Season

CLEMSON, SC - OCTOBER 28: TaQuon Marshall
CLEMSON, SC - OCTOBER 28: TaQuon Marshall /

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (4-3) hit the road this weekend to face the Cavaliers of Virginia. There is nothing cavalier about the match-up.

Seven games into the season you’ll have to forgive the Georgia Tech faithful if they aren’t already looking at this season and quietly thinking, “what if?”. Two heartbreaking losses to Tennessee (not a good team) and Miami (still undefeated) are what keep this from being perceived as a”special” season. It has been odd for sure. But, it isn’t over, and this week’s tilt in Charlottesville matters greatly.

Had Tech beaten UT and UM, last week’s game at Clemson would’ve been nationally featured. That’s how fickle a football season can be. The hurricane wash out match against UCF looks like it would’ve been a good one. That team is a good. I don’t think anyone knows who would’ve won, but it’s would’ve been a featured game. An odd season, indeed.

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Yet, Georgia Tech sits at (4-3) and heads to Virginia to battle an improving, but not yet good, University of Virginia team. This is a fulcrum game for both teams. This game will serve as the hinge to whether the season remains open or closed.

UVA comes into this came toting a two game losing streak. A three game losing streak at this point in the schedule is devastating. They could still get bowl eligible, but a home loss to GT, and the folks will start murmuring up there.

Georgia Tech has Virginia Tech, Duke, and Georgia left on the schedule. VT and UGA are very good football teams, and will be tough wins for the Yellow Jackets. Duke is eminently winnable, but you see where that leaves them. A loss this weekend, and GT, if things go chalk, could wind up with a losing record.

Considering that they are a double-overtime and last-minute TD away from being (6-1), that would be crushing.

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Georgia Tech is favored by 10 points this weekend. They need to win on the road and get to (5-3). You can still do damage with that record going into these last three very tough games. Time to handle to business.