The Miami Hurricanes go back on the road for their third time in the last four games when they travel to Atlanta to face Georgia Tech on Saturday night.
Georgia Tech is the Miami Hurricanes seventh most frequent rival. It’s been a closely contested rivalry. Miami holds a very slim 12-11 all-time lead against the Yellow Jackets. The Hurricanes have dominated the rivalry recently. Miami has won three in a row against Georgia Tech and eight of nine overall against the Yellow Jackets.
Georgia Tech enters Saturday’s game one of the hottest teams in College Football. After beginning the season 1-3 the Yellow Jackets has won four of their last five and are in the race to earn the ACC Coastal Division title.
Georgia Tech’s offense has been particularly hot. In those four wins, the Yellow Jackets are averaging 54 points per game. The way to stop Georgia Tech is by forcing them to play from behind. This could be the most important game of the season for the Miami Hurricanes offense.
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Georgia Tech runs the triple-option offense. Georgia Tech attempts 9.8 passes per game and averages just 90 yards through the air. In three of their of their four losses, this season Georgia Tech fell behind in the first half or early in the second half. They are not equipped to be a come from behind team with their offense.
Georgia Tech enters Saturday’s game with the Nation’s top rushing offense. The Yellow Jackets average 377 yards per game in the ground. Their 6.17 yards per carry is fifth. They have accomplished this despite losing last year’s top running back KirVonte Benson with a knee injury.
Tobias Oliver has picked up the slack and leads Georgia Tech with 780 yards and 12 rushing touchdowns. The player that makes the offense run well is quarterback Taquan Marshall. He has 659 yards and nine touchdowns. Six Yellow Jackets have run for over 200 yards this season.