Georgia Tech’s most important game of 2018 is their November showdown with the University of Miami.
A season ago, Georgia Tech was mere inches away from beating the Miami Hurricanes. If it wasn’t for a miracle catch, the Jackets would’ve had a potentially season changing victory over the Hurricane. But the ball didn’t bounce their way (literally) and the rest is history.
Looking back on history between the two programs and the close game really shouldn’t be of any surprise. All-time, the two schools have met 23 times and Miami holds just a one-game advantage over the Yellow Jackets. However, the Hurricanes have won each of the last three matchups and have lost just one game to the Jackets dating back to 2009.
Why it’s Important:
Honestly, the reasons this game is important for the Jackets is pretty straight forward.
Reason #1: Paul Johnson’s Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will seek revenge on Miami and it could end up being for the ACC Coastal division. The showdown slated for November 10th is the Jackets second to last ACC game and two weeks after their away game in Blacksburg.
Reason #2: For the program, it’s much like their games against Georgia. They’re facing a program that has had recent overwhelming success over them in the past decade and they need to show that they can still compete with that respective program. Last year was a good first step for the Jackets and that was even with key offensive players like TaQuon Marshall struggling at times during the game.
Reason #3: If all goes to plan for the Yellow Jackets, a victory over Miami on November 10th could give them a game advantage on the Hurricanes with just a home game against Virginia left on the schedule. But even if all doesn’t go to plan for the Yellow Jackets, their game against Miami could be a major barrier in between missing a bowl game or making a bowl game. Either way, it will be a decisive late season showdown for both programs.