Clash of Styles Take Center Stage In Atlanta This Weekend

North Carolina faces a stiff test this weekend as it travels to Atlanta to take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. The Tar Heels are led by senior quarterback Bryn Renner. The Tar Heels are 1-1 and are coming off of a bye week. Georgia Tech is coming off of an impressive victory on the road against the Duke Blue Devils.

 Last season, Georgia Tech was able to shred the Tar Heels en route to a 68-50 victory in Chapel Hill. It was the highest scoring game in ACC history! However, this season could have a different outcome. History is not on the Tar Heels side heading into this matchup. The home team is 7-3 over the last 10 meeting and the Yellow Jackets have won 4 straight games against UNC.

Key Stats:

-Yellow Jackets are averaging 356 rushing yards per game and 157 passing yards per game

-Yellow Jackets are averaging 54 points per game in their two victories over Elon and Duke

-Extra week off helps UNC prepare defensively for the triple option of Georgia Tech

-Georgia Tech QB Vad Lee only completing 55.6 % of his passes

-UNC QB Bryn Renner is a solid quarterback and can throw deep on the Yellow Jacket secondary

-The pace of the Tar Heels offense will have an effect on the Georgia Tech defense

-UNC is averaging 285.5 passing yards per game

-UNC defense has been able to accumulate 5 sacks through 2 games this season

-UNC TE Eric Ebron can create matchup problems for the Georgia Tech defense

 

Check back for the prediction on Thursday!!!

Joseph Lisi is a former ABC Sports college football researcher. He is the owner of www.NCAABLITZ.com and www.GOFORTHE2.COM. Joseph is a MAC writer for www.Rantsports.com- You can follow him on youtube at: Mrjal2230 or on Twitter @goforthe2