If Georgia Tech has aspirations to play for the ACC championship, this needs to be year. With Florida State and Miami struggling and Virginia Tech breaking in a new quarterback, Georgia Tech ought to have as good a shot as anybody.
If the Yellow Jackets are going to go for it, they have to get this win. This may be harder than it seems. GT has lost the last three years to the Cavaliers.
The running game of Georgia Tech seems to be doing just fine. The Yellow Jackets piled up more than 300 yards rushing against Troy, which shut down the Florida State rush attack. But senior quarterback Reggie Ball needs to show more consistency, and it's time for star receiver Calvin Jackson to have a breakout game and find the end zone a couple of times.
As for Virginia, this definitely appears to be a rebuilding year. The Cavaliers were upset last week by Western Michigan.
UVA hasn't found a quarterback to replace Marques Hagans. The Cavaliers also lack big-play threats on offense. Neither Kevin Ogletree nor Tom Santi, the Cavaliers' two top pass catchers, averages more than 10 yards per catch.
The Cavaliers will go with QB Jameel Sewell and hope he can get something going, but Georgia Tech should be too strong.
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