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Pittsburgh vs georgia tech picks and parlays

Pittsburgh vs georgia tech picks and parlays

Pittsburgh vs georgia tech picks and parlays

Pittsburgh is one of the best examples of why you shouldn’t have too much faith in state rankings. Pittsburgh, which is often ranked among the top ten most prosperous cities in the US came in at number 194. Meanwhile, Georgia Tech, which was ranked number 1 by Forbes, came in at number 218.USC's Drake London, widely considered one of the best wide receivers in college football this season, announced Wednesday that he would be foregoing his senior year and declaring for the 2022 NFL draft.

 

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The Panthers hold a 10-5 lead in the all-time series against the Yellow Jackets, but matching that 45-point mark against Pittsburgh on Saturday would certainly be a positive goal for Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets doubled up the Panthers in 2014 with a 56-28 win, the only instance in which either of these squads has scored at least 45 points against the other. The Panthers tallied 92 combined points in their two wins to begin the year, nearly equaling that mark last Saturday with 77 more against New Hampshire. The potent offense has propelled Pittsburgh to the top of the ACC in both points and yards per game, posting 210 total points — which is tied for the FBS lead with Fresno State, who has played five games in 2021 while nearly all other teams have played four. The 52.5 points-per-game average trails only Ole Miss' 52.7 for the FBS lead, on the strength of an ACC-best 548 yards per game.

Though the Panthers' rushing attack hasn't been invisible, a high-flying passing game has been the primary driver for the Pittsburgh offense's prolific start to the season. Kenny Pickett leads the ACC with 15 touchdowns through the air, throwing more touchdowns (five) than incompletions (four) in Saturday's win over New Hampshire. Eight of 15 passing touchdowns have gone to Jordan Addison, with Addison's eight receiving scores not only pacing the ACC but also matching LSU's Kayshon Boutte and Fresno State's Jalen Cropper for the FBS lead entering Week 5. Making plays in the backfield is crucial against a run-heavy offense like Georgia Tech's, and Pittsburgh has excelled in that area so far in 2021. The Panthers rank second in the ACC and fifth in the FBS with four sacks per game, while their 7.5 TFLs per game is the fourth-highest rate in the conference and a top-25 mark nationally. It's also helpful that the production comes from a variety of sources, as four different Panthers have already collected at least two sacks. Habakkuk Baldonado leads the way with 3.5 sacks and five TFLs in four games, and his pairing with Phil Campbell III (three sacks) provides a menacing combination along the defensive line. (Source: athlonsports.com)

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Tech fans were nearly euphoric a week earlier after the Yellow Jackets beat North Carolina 45-22 in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. After Saturday’s loss – the Jackets’ fourth straight to Pitt to drop to 5-11 all-time against the Panthers, Collins said, “So as good as last Saturday night felt, all the positive energy that we got and felt a week ago, exact opposite today.” :Georgia Tech (2-2, 1-1 ACC) is no stranger to such a theme, holding opponents in their two losses to a combined 36 points. The strong defense wasn't enough, as Northern Illinois squeaked out a 22-21 win to open the season and then-No. 6 Clemson notched a 14-8 win two weeks ago. The Yellow Jackets rebounded quite emphatically from each of those losses, however, with 45 points in wins against Kennesaw State and then-No. 21 North Big wins and close losses have largely been the story of the 2021 college football season for both the Pittsburgh Panthers and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Coming off some dominating performances last weekend, the two programs will square off in Atlanta on Saturday afternoon as the conference slate ramps up to start October.

The Panthers hold a 10-5 lead in the all-time series against the Yellow Jackets, but matching that 45-point mark against Pittsburgh on Saturday would certainly be a positive goal for Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets doubled up the Panthers in 2014 with a 56-28 win, the only instance in which either of these squads has scored at least 45 points against tThat passing offense will face what is easily its toughest test to date when Georgia Tech takes the field on Saturday afternoon. Though the Yellow Jackets are middle-of-the-pack in the ACC in scoring defense and playmaking behind the line of scrimmage, they've allowed just under 170 yards passing per game, good enough for a top-25 mark in the FBS. But less than one passing yard allowed per game stands between Georgia Tech's 169.8 and conference leader NC State's 169. (Source:he other. (Source:athlonsports.com)

 

 

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