Georgia Tech’s keys to the game:
1) Contain Wake Forest’s run game:
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We talked about it earlier this week and continue to do so. Wake Forest is a run first defense with over 60% of their plays coming on the ground. While quarterback John Wolford is improved over his former self, you want to force him to make plays through the air. To do so, the Jackets will have to contain the Deacons rushing attack on the ground including Wolford himself.
2) Win the field position battle:
In a game against two solid defenses, field position will play a huge part in the game when it comes to who will win. For the Yellow Jackets, freshman punter Pressley Harvin III has been excellent in flipping the field, asserting himself as one of the best punters in the country. The Yellow Jacket should expect more excellence out of Harvin III but the defense will have to take advantage. The offense won’t be able to score touchdowns at will but the offense will have to move the ball enough to get into comfortable field goal range for freshman kicker Brenton King.
3) Stay healthy:
This one is a bit out of the Yellow Jackets hands and comes down more to being lucky. With Clemson on the horizon, the Jackets will need to be as close to full strength as they can. With eight Jackets on the injury report, they cannot afford any more injuries heading into their most difficult game of the season. They can’t afford any more injuries on the offensive line especially with three players on the offensive line out with injuries this weekend.