#3: Georgia Tech’s A-Backs vs Clemson’s Linebackers
If Georgia Tech’s a-backs are able to get past Clemson’s defensive line, they’ll have to get past Clemson’s highly touted linebacker group. While the Yellow Jackets’ a-backs are some of the faster players on offense, Clemson’s speed and athleticism in the middle of the field is killer and will mitigate any damage that is done by Georgia Tech’s a-backs.
The Yellow Jackets a-backs haven’t been used a ton this year but they’ll need a full team effort in the backfield against the Tigers. Look for the Jackets to try and get Clemson’s defense to move right-to-left and vice versa, as the Jackets will look to expand the field and get the ball outside the lines. The Jackets are going to have a tough time getting past Clemson’s defense period but if they do, a lot of it will be thanks to the a-backs. Clinton Lynch and Qua Searcy should see most of the touches for the a-backs but Nathan Cottrell may see an elevated amount of touches if Lynch and Searcy struggle.