Georgia Tech Season Odds
ATLANTA, GA (TheSpread) – After an 11-win season in 2014, can the Georgia Tech Yellowjackets make a run at the national title in the 2015 college football season?
According to oddsmakers at GTBets, Georgia Tech has been given 100/1 odds to win the college football playoffs in the upcoming season. The Yellow Jackets are listed with odds of +450 to win the ACC Championship, while their over/under total for wins has been set at 7.5.
Paul Johnson enters his eighth season as head coach at Georgia Tech. He is coming off his best season with the program in 2014, where the Jackets went 11-3 overall and 6-2 in the ACC, winning the Coastal Division. Georgia Tech also went on to win the Orange Bowl. Johnson is 58-35 as coach of Georgia Tech with a 37-19 ACC record.
Like always under Johnson, Georgia Tech was a run-heavy offense. The Jackets were second nationally in rushing in 2014, averaging 342.1 yards per game while throwing for just 134.4 yards per contest. That ground attack led to 37.9 points per game on offense, which ranked 12th in the country. Defensively, Tech held opponents to 25.7 points per game. The team returns quarterback Justin Thomas this season. He rushed for a team-high 1,086 yards and eight scores while throwing for 1,719 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2014. However, Tech loses its next four leading rushers from last season, so new backs will have to surface and perform.
Georgia Tech opens the season with home games against Alcorn State and Tulane before traveling to Notre Dame. The Jackets also close the season at home against in-state rival Georgia. When it comes to ACC play, Tech will host North Carolina, Pitt, Florida State and Virginia Tech. The Jackets hit the road to face Duke, Clemson, Virginia and Miami. The schedule isn’t too easy this year, but if Tech can find a way to win the ACC and go 10-2, it could possibly get a playoff bid and a shot at the national title.