Georgia Tech vs. Georgia – Match Preview – November 26, 2022

Georgia Tech (5-6) in No. 1 Georgia (11-0, No. 1 CFP), Saturday noon. EST (ESPN)

: Georgia at 36 1/2.

Series record: Georgia leads by its own records 69-39-5. According to Georgia Tech, Georgia leads the streak 69-41-5, including its victories in the 1943-44 seasons during World War II.

WHAT’S AT Stake?

Georgia will face No. 6 LSU in the SEC championship game on December 3 in Atlanta. The Bulldogs are looking to defend their No. 1 finish in the College Football Playoffs and retain their national title. Georgia Tech, which is 4-3 under interim coach Brent Key, is looking to qualify for the Bowl and end a four-straight loss streak in the state rivalry. Georgia Tech’s last bowl appearance was a 34-10 loss to Minnesota in the 2018 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit.

KEY COMPARISON

Georgia Tech DE Keion White vs. Georgia Offensive Line. White was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Lineman of the Week after scoring in the Yellow Jackets’ 21-17 win at then-No. 13 North Carolina last week. Georgia rushed for 247 yards, including a career-high 143 by Kenny McIntosh, but was stopped in three short-yard situations in last week’s 16-6 win in Kentucky. Georgia Tech allowed 187.1 yards on the ground per game to rank 14th in the ACC and 102nd in the nation.

PLAYER TO SEE

Georgia Tech: QB Zach Gibson threw for 174 yards while sharing time with Clemson Transfer Taisun Phommachanh last week when the Yellow Jackets’ top two quarterbacks, Jeff Sims and Zach Pryon, missed the game with injuries. Gibson took most of the snaps while Phommachanh ran for the touchdown. The two could take their time again against Georgia.

Georgia: TE Brock Bowers has 625 receiving yards as a team leader and is tied on points with WR Ladd McConkey with four TD catches in the team lead. Bowers had three catches for 100 yards and two touchdowns in Georgia Tech’s 45-0 win last year.

FACTS AND FIGURES

Georgia has won 17 of the last 20 in the series. … Georgia Tech’s last win was a 28-27 decision in 2016, Kirby Smart’s first season as Georgia coach. … The teams didn’t play in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. … Georgia Tech is looking to beat a ranked team under Key for a third time after a 26-21 win at No. 24 Pittsburgh on Oct. 1 and upset No. 13 North Carolina last week. … Under former coach Geoff Collins, who was fired Sept. 26, the Yellow Jackets opened the season with a 41-10 loss to No. 4 Clemson and also lost 42-0 to No. 20 Mississippi. … The Bulldogs’ win over the Yellow Jackets last season was the biggest winning margin in the series. Georgia also won by 45 points in their 52-7 home win in 2019. … Georgia is trying to wrap up its second straight undefeated regular season and sixth in school history. … The Bulldogs have won 26 straight regular season games, including 19 straight games in the SEC regular season. … Alabama (2008-09) and Florida (1995-96) are the only other SEC teams since 1992 to have consecutive 8-0 conference records.

——

AP College Football: https://apnews.com/hub/college-football and https://twitter.com/ap–top25. Sign up for AP’s college football newsletter: https://tinyurl.com/mrxhe6f2

Source