No. 21 North Carolina @ Georgia Tech
Current Records: North Carolina 2-1; Georgia Tech 1-2
What to Know
Considering their sizeable disadvantage in the spread, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets can expect to have a real challenge on their hands Saturday. Georgia Tech and the North Carolina Tar Heels will face off in an ACC battle at 7:30 p.m. ET at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. UNC will be strutting in after a victory while the Yellow Jackets will be stumbling in from a defeat.
Georgia Tech didn’t finish too far behind, but the squad still lost 14-8 to the Clemson Tigers last week. One thing holding Georgia Tech back was the mediocre play of QB Jordan Yates, who did not have his best game: besides failing to produce a single touchdown, he fumbled the ball once.
Meanwhile, while not quite a landslide, the game between UNC and the Virginia Cavaliers last week was still a pretty decisive one as the Tar Heels wrapped it up with a 59-39 win at home. QB Sam Howell was a one-man wrecking crew for UNC, passing for five TDs and 307 yards on 21 attempts in addition to picking up 112 yards on the ground. Howell’s 75-yard touchdown toss to WR Khafre Brown in the first quarter made for one of the most memorable moments of the night.
The Yellow Jackets are now 1-2 while UNC sits at a mirror-image 2-1. Two defensive stats to keep an eye on: Georgia Tech is stumbling into the matchup with the 145th most rushing yards allowed per game in the nation, having given up 161.3 on average. UNC has experienced some struggles of their own as they are 194th worst in the nation in passing yards allowed per game, with 270.7 on average. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium — Atlanta, Georgia
- TV: ACC Network
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $50.00
The Tar Heels are a big 13.5-point favorite against the Yellow Jackets, according to the latest college football odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Tar Heels, as the game opened with the Tar Heels as a 12-point favorite.
North Carolina have won three out of their last five games against Georgia Tech.
- Oct 05, 2019 – North Carolina 38 vs. Georgia Tech 22
- Nov 03, 2018 – Georgia Tech 38 vs. North Carolina 28
- Sep 30, 2017 – Georgia Tech 33 vs. North Carolina 7
- Nov 05, 2016 – North Carolina 48 vs. Georgia Tech 20
- Oct 03, 2015 – North Carolina 38 vs. Georgia Tech 31