Pittsburgh @ Georgia Tech
Current Records: Pittsburgh 3-1; Georgia Tech 2-2
What to Know
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have been on the wrong side of a one-way rivalry with the Pittsburgh Panthers and are hoping to record their first victory since Sept. 23 of 2017. Georgia Tech and Pitt will face off in an ACC battle at noon ET Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field. After these two teams made easy work of their previous opponents, one of them is set up to suffer a discouraging change of fortune.
The Yellow Jackets made easy work of the North Carolina Tar Heels last week and carried off a 45-22 win. QB Jeff Sims went supernova for Georgia Tech as he passed for one TD and 112 yards on 13 attempts in addition to rushing for three TDs and 128 yards. One of the most memorable plays of the game was Sims’ 50-yard touchdown rush in the fourth quarter.
Georgia Tech’s defense was a presence as well, as it embarrassed UNC’s offensive line to sack QB Sam Howell eight times for a total loss of 53 yards. The heavy lifting was done by DB Charlie Thomas and DL Kyle Kennard, who each racked up 2.5 sacks.
Meanwhile, the Panthers turned the game against the New Hampshire Wildcats into a track meet and took the gold after outgaining them 707 yards to 173. Pitt claimed a resounding 77-7 win over New Hampshire at home. The contest was pretty much decided by the half, when the score had already reached 49-7. QB Kenny Pickett was a one-man wrecking crew for Pitt, passing for five TDs and 403 yards on 28 attempts in addition to punching in one rushing touchdown.
Georgia Tech is expected to lose this next one by 3. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 2-0 against the spread when expected to lose.
Georgia Tech is now 2-2 while the Panthers sit at 3-1. A pair of defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Yellow Jackets are 139th worst in the nation in rushing touchdowns allowed, with five on the season. Pitt has experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the matchup with the 169th most touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up 12 on the season. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 12 p.m. ET
- Where: Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field — Atlanta, Georgia
- TV: ACC Network
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $15.00
The Panthers are a 3-point favorite against the Yellow Jackets, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Panthers as a 3.5-point favorite.
Pittsburgh have won five out of their last six games against Georgia Tech.
- Dec 10, 2020 – Pittsburgh 34 vs. Georgia Tech 20
- Nov 02, 2019 – Pittsburgh 20 vs. Georgia Tech 10
- Sep 15, 2018 – Pittsburgh 24 vs. Georgia Tech 19
- Sep 23, 2017 – Georgia Tech 35 vs. Pittsburgh 17
- Oct 08, 2016 – Pittsburgh 37 vs. Georgia Tech 34
- Oct 17, 2015 – Pittsburgh 31 vs. Georgia Tech 28