Lee Cagle: Defense gives up very little in the ground game but a couple of big plays through the air. Jeff Sims rushes for one and throws two more. Jordan Mason picks up one extra on the ground. Tech wins 28-14.
Alex Farrer: Confidence and momentum are both great things for a team to have, and that’s exactly what Georgia Tech has after their huge statement win on the road at Florida State last week. It was a tight game that the Jackets found a way to win despite numerous mistakes and bad luck.UCF is a higher caliber team than Florida State is right now, no doubt about it (think about how crazy that sounds from the lens of if you said it 10-15 years ago).
Still, as good as UCF has been over the last few years as a Group of Five powerhouse, I believe Georgia Tech will make a big leap from Week 1 to Week 2 in improvement. That comes from so many coaches saying over the years that’s the time they make their biggest improvements. That along with it being UCF’s first game of 2020 makes me think Tech has the chance to pull the upset.
I believe Georgia Tech once again fights, claws, scraps and does whatever they have to do to find a way to win.
Score: Georgia Tech 27, UCF 24.
Shelby Williams: With UCF missing some players due to COVID-19 opt out, I first thought The Yellow Jackets had a win lined up. However their run game is much quicker and more developed than Tech. That being said, Tech would have to have a near perfect game. I think a near perfect game is coming for them-but not quite yet. Can’t wait to see what Collins does in practice. I say 14-3, UCF wins.
Georgia Tech walked into Doak Campbell with a 24.7% chance and a -12.5 point spread. They walked out with a 3-point lead behind the arm of a true freshman QB and a huge performance from the defense without 3 starters from the first snap. I got the Jackets winning at home and Geoff Collins improving to 4-0 against teams from Florida since being at Georgia Tech. GT-38 UCF-34