|Top 25 Preview Capsule|
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|Wednesday, 19 November 2008 12:40|
Line: Georgia Tech by 3 1/2.
Series Record: Georgia Tech leads 9-4.
Last Meeting: 2007, Georgia Tech won 17-14.
What's at Stake
First-place Miami is looking to move a step closer to clinching a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game. Georgia Tech is looking to finish with a winning record in the conference and keep alive its long-shot hopes of taking first in the Coastal Division.
Miami's defense will have its hands full against Georgia Tech's triple-option offense, which has been highly effective when it doesn't beat itself. The Yellow Jackets are averaging 250 yards a game on the ground, while the Hurricanes' run defense is ranked third in the ACC and 19th nationally with an average of just under 107 yards.
Players to Watch
s and has been intercepted 10 times in nine games, while throwing for only seven touchdowns.
Georgia Tech: RB Jonathan Dwyer has sure taken to coach Paul Johnson's option offense. He leads the ACC in rushing with 1,056 yards, including 302 in the Yellow Jackets' last two games.
Miami will take the field as a ranked team for first time since Sept. 16, 2006, against Louisville. The Hurricanes lost 31-7 that day and weren't listed in the next 41 AP polls. ... Georgia Tech has won three straight in the series and is 7-2 overall against the Hurricanes at Bobby Dodd Stadium. ... Ten Georgia Tech players who started the season opener have combined to miss 200 games because of injuries.