Bet Of The Day: Virginia Tech vs Georgia Tech
By: Jared Ramos
Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech (-7, 49)
The 16th ranked Hokies enter this game favored by a touchdown and for good reason. Virginia Tech has won four of the past five meetings between these two schools. They will also look to make it nine consecutive seasons of 10 or more wins in a season.
Junior quarterback Logan Thomas will power the Hokies in this matchup. Last season Thomas threw for 19 touchdowns and ran for another 11. Redshirt freshman Michael Holmes will replace David Wilson as the starting running. Holmes has some big shoes to fill as Wilson was the ACC Player of the Year last season. On defense the Hokies return the nucleus of what was the 10th ranked defense last year. Virginia Tech will need that experience as Georgia Tech rushed for 316 yards per game last season, second-best nationally.
Prediction: Virginia Tech 24, Georgia Tech 13. While Georgia Tech has a potent rushing attack Virginia Tech has had all summer to prepare for it. Logan Thomas has now had a full season under him as a starting quarterback. I expect him to grow up a lot this season for Frank Beamer. At home and with a full summer to prepare for Georgia Tech’s triple option, I just don’t see Virginia Tech losing this game.