Will the Road Woes Finally End?
It’s no secret that Georgia Tech dating back to last season has struggled mightily on the road. The Jackets are losers of their last six straight on the road and have won just two road games in their last 14 true road games. That’s not counting their loss to Tennessee on Labor Day last season either.
For the Yellow Jackets, 2018 could be a season of promise and potentially overachievement but if they’re going to meet any of their goals this season including making a bowl game, than they must find a way to fix their woes on the road.
Last week’s 49-38 loss to USF was just the most recent example of their struggles away from Bobby Dodd. Despite having a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter, the Yellow Jackets found a way to lose the game. It’s not the first time that they’ve blown a fourth quarter lead either when looking back at last season as they dropped multiple games that they had double digit leads in.
For the Yellow Jackets, traveling to lay Pittsburgh this season may be as easy as it gets. The Panthers are not an especially dangerous team and when they’re not taking on blue blood programs, they’re fan base decides not to show up. If the woes continue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, it may be an early indication that 2018 will be a long season for the Jackets.
If the Jackets are going to end their road woes on Saturday, storyline #5 will be vital to their success in doing so.