Georgia Tech gameday


When: noon Saturday


Line: Georgia Tech by 17


Georgia Tech on offense: The Yellow Jackets passed for 282 yards against Wofford, but gained only 15 through the air against Tulane. The running game went in reverse, from 226 to 344. The Jackets will want to see improvement in the passing game, but figure to stick with what they know.

Georgia Southern on offense: It says something about what the Eagles do on offense that one of Tech's scout-team quarterbacks impersonating Georgia Southern's Kevin Ellison this week was wide receiver Qua Searcy. The Eagles play out of the shotgun, but thus far have an 82/18 run/pass ratio.

Georgia Tech on defense: The Jackets gave up a 92-yard touchdown run in the first game and a 61-yard passing score in the second. Georgia Southern will score. Tech's job will be to make the Eagles earn it and for the Jackets to play better from the first snap. Tech has trailed in the first half of both of its games.

Georgia Southern on defense: As was the case with Wofford, Georgia Southern has had a steady dose of option football, both in practice and from its former league opponents in the Southern Conference. A particular key for Tech will be keeping linebacker Edwin Jackson (14 tackles in two games) from making plays.

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