Game week is finally here for the Georgia Tech football team as kick-off is just four days away but the Yellow Jackets are already massive underdogs against the defending national champions.
Everyone is expecting the Georgia Tech football team this year to be, well, not good. The consensus appears to be that the Jackets will be about a three or four-win team and that may even be on the higher side for the program in Geoff Collins’ first year as head coach. The Jackets, of course, won’t have an easy start to their 2019 season, taking on the defending national champions, the Clemson Tigers this upcoming Thursday, August 29th.
The Jackets are starting the week off as 36-points underdogs, the largest spread the Yellow Jackets have faced potentially ever, including the largest this millennium. Comparatively, when these two teams met last season, the Jackets were just 16-point underdogs to the Tigers, a game they eventually lost 49-21. Overall, the Jackets went 5-8 against the spread last season in their 13 games on the season.
The game also served Trevor Lawrence’s breakout game for Clemson. At least from becoming “the man” at quarterback perspective as Lawrence came in for Kelly Bryant from there and would become the starting quarterback following that game.
All-time, the Yellow Jackets lead the series against the Tigers, with an all-time record of 50-31-2. That being said, Clemson has won each of the last four meetings against the Yellow Jackets. The Jackets last victory in the rivalry series came in 2014, a 28-6 victory. Their only other win this decade came in 2011 when they defeated the Tigers 31-17.
The Yellow Jackets and Tigers will kickoff their game on Thursday at 8:00 pm and the game can be watched on the ACC Network.