Georgia Tech vs. Georgia: Latest Spread Info, BCS Impact and Predictions

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistNovember 22, 2012

COLLEGE PARK, MD - NOVEMBER 03:  Quarterback Vad Lee #2 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets carries the ball against the Maryland Terrapins at Byrd Stadium on November 3, 2012 in College Park, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Georgia has a chance to play for the national championship, but it must first take care of business against rival Georgia Tech. 

A win in this game and a win over Alabama in the SEC championship game will likely place the Bulldogs in the BCS title game. 

Georgia Tech will also be playing for a conference championship in the ACC. And defeating Georgia will go a long way towards considering this season a success.

Both teams will be fighting hard in this vital game between in-state rivals. 


Where: Sanford Stadium, Athens, Ga.

When: November 24 at 12 p.m. ET

Watch: ESPN

Radio: Georgia Affiliates, Georgia Tech Affiliates 

Live Stream: ESPN3


Spread: Georgia (-13) via Vegas Insider

Georgia's defense has played extremely well over the past four weeks, allowing just over eight points per game in that time.

The players on that side of the ball have the athleticism to handle the the Georgia Tech offensive attack, and the difference in talent should help the Bulldogs leave with an easy victory.


Over/Under: 64 via Vegas Insider

Both teams have a good offense, but only one has a good defense. Georgia Tech has allowed 29.6 points per game this year, and it allowed over 40 points in four different contests.

The Yellow Jackets will be able to use the triple-option to sneak past Georgia for a couple of touchdowns, and the Bulldogs should be able to score all day long to cover the over. 


Injury Report (via USA Today) as of Nov. 21

Georgia Tech

K David Scully (Undisclosed) Questionable 

K Justin Moore (Undisclosed) Questionable 

OL Will Jackson (Shoulder) Questionable 

OL Errin Joe (Undisclosed) Questionable 



S Bacarri Rambo (Shin) Probable

FB Merritt Hall (Ankle) Questionable 

G Chris Burnette (Shoulder) Questionable 

LB Chase Vasser (Knee) Out for season


What's At Stake? 

Georgia Tech is playing for bragging rights, but Georgia needs to win to keep its hopes of a national championship alive.

It will not be easy, but wins in the next two games should put the Bulldogs in the 2013 BCS Championship Game. However, everything can be lost if the team loses focus and fails to defeat the Yellow Jackets.


Georgia Tech Key to Victory: Keep Spreading the Ball Around

Most teams that spread the ball around are passing teams with a bunch of receivers. Instead, Georgia Tech gets a lot of people involved in the run game.

In the win over Duke, 10 different players had a rushing attempt. Against North Carolina, five different players scored touchdowns on the ground.

The Yellow Jackets are able to move the football because they have fresh legs, both at running back and at quarterback with Tevin Washington and Vad Lee. This strategy will pay off in the fourth quarter if the game is still close.


Georgia Key To Victory: Quarterback Play

Aaron Murray has played like one of the best quarterbacks in the country over the past three weeks. 

He's thrown 11 touchdowns with zero interceptions and has completed 71 percent of his passes in that time. 

The offense goes with Murray. When he struggles, so does the team, like it did against South Carolina. He needs to continue his great play to carry the Bulldogs this week.


Prediction: Georgia 38, Georgia Tech 21

The Bulldogs have a lot on the line, so it is important that they focus on this game and not get caught thinking about Alabama.

Georgia Tech might be able to keep this one close early, but Georgia will be able to pull away in the second half for an easy win. 


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