The (#17) Miami (FL) Hurricanes (4-0) will play host to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (2-3) on Saturday night. In last Saturday’s contest, Georgia Tech fell to the Bowling Green Falcons 38-27. The Yellow Jackets were outscored 31-6 between the second and third quarters. Meanwhile, Miami (FL) enjoyed a bye in Week 5 after blowing the doors off Temple 41-7 two weeks prior. The Hurricanes held Temple to just 11 rushing yards on 16 carries in the win.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. (#17) Miami (FL) Hurricanes Odds and Match Details
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- Fixture: Georgia Tech @ Miami (FL)
- Date and Time: October 7, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. EST
- Location: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, Florida
- Weather Forecast: 50% Chance at Rain, 83 degrees
- Field Surface: Tifway 419 Bermuda Grass
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Miami (FL) Hurricanes Injury Report
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
- Jamie Felix (RB)-Undisclosed: QUESTIONABLE
- Chase Lane (WR)- Undisclosed: QUESTIONABLE
- Leo Blackburn (WR)-Knee: QUESTIONABLE
- Juju Lewis (WR)-Undisclosed: DOUBTFUL
- D.J. Moore IWR)- Arm: QUESTIONABLE
Miami (FL) Hurricanes Injuries
- Elijah Arroyo (TE)-Undisclosed: QUESTIONABLE
- TreVonte’ Citizen (RB)-Knee: QUESTIONABLE
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Key Stats
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have scored 32.4 points per game this season, the eighth-best mark in the ACC. They trail just Louisville for the most passing yards per game while being tied with Florida State for the most passing touchdowns per game. Texas A&M transfer Haynes King has been fantastic, throwing for 1,480 yards and 15 scores against four interceptions during his team’s first five games. The Yellow Jackets also run for a respectable 4.9 yards per carry. GT is third in the conference in yards per game and yards per play but holds an average of 1.6 turnovers committed per contest.
Defensively, Georgia Tech has struggled to find consistency in 2023, allowing 30.8 points per game. However, they do well against the pass, holding opposing quarterbacks to under 58% passing. Unfortunately for Yellow Jacket fans, they are one of the worst teams in the country against the run. They cough up 224 rushing yards per game on 5.3 yards per attempt.
Miami (FL) Hurricanes Key Stats
The Miami (FL) Hurricanes score an ACC-high 43.8 points per game. Veteran quarterback Tyler Van Dyke has been fantastic, completing 75% of his passes for 11 touchdowns and one interception. Additionally, they average a conference-best 223 rushing yards per game on 6.4 yards per attempt. Star back Henrry Parrish Jr. averages a ludicrous 7.9 yards per rush attempt on 42 carries. Miami is first in the ACC in yards per game, yards per play, and fewest turnovers per contest.
Miami has been fantastic on defense, allowing just 12.5 points per game, the second-lowest average in the ACC. Opposing passers average less than a touchdown per game against the Hurricanes. They also complete just 57% of their passes. Meanwhile, the front seven is stout, allowing a conference-low 1.9 yards per rush attempt. They are also in the top half of the ACC in turnovers forced per game.
I like the Miami Hurricanes in this ACC tilt. They are fantastic on offense, specifically running the ball efficiently. Meanwhile, Georgia Tech has gotten gashed on the ground. Additionally, the Canes do great against the pass, one of the significant strengths of the Yellow Jackets. So, let’s roll with Miami to cover the spread against GT.