Virginia Tech-Georgia Tech: ACC's Most Crucial Game

Isaac ScheidtCorrespondent IOctober 14, 2009

In a weekend filled with rivalry games, one ACC matchup may be getting overlooked.

Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech both head into Saturday night's game with their seasons on the line and with defining statements to make in a crowded ACC Coastal division.

While the Yellow Jackets suffered a deflating loss to Miami, their ACC title hopes are very much alive.  After this week, Georgia Tech has a very manageable schedule with no ranked teams remaining and out-of-conference Georgia as the only real battle.  

If the Jackets can hold their own at home, then all they need is another Miami loss for a trip to play in the ACC Championship game.

The Hokies have bounced back from their early-season loss to Alabama and lead the conference with a 3-0 ACC record.  

Like their opponent, the rest of their schedule looks promising, with North Carolina as the biggest obstacle between them and an ACC title appearance.  

For the Hokies, this game is huge because a win all but guarantees them an appearance in the conference title game.

Currently, Virginia Tech is favored by three points.  

On offense, the two teams are very similar, scoring an average of around 33 points per game.  

Defense is the key statistic, with Virginia Tech giving up 17.7 points per game and Georgia Tech 26.5.

With this in mind, expect Virginia Tech to not only win but cover the spread.  With all respect to the Paul Johnson offense, they do not have the same "surprise" factor that they did last year and the Hokie defense will be ready.

Prediction:  Virginia Tech 31, Georgia Tech 24.

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