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Pittsburgh Vs Georgia Tech

Pittsburgh and Georgia Tech are teams that have been set up to compete this year. While the Panthers have been in a slump, they are playing well now. Georgia Tech is coming off a big win and struggling with a tough start. What will be the outcome of this one?

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The running game looks to be a significant advantage for GT. Run stuffs will set this offense up for some dangerous situations, but especially with the threat Sims adds running the ball, the offense could find some chunk plays on the ground. I’m going to keep repeating myself until it happens, but we really need to see Dontae Smith in the second running back role and to share the field with Gibbs. Those combinations have electric potential, and Coach Patenaude seemed to realize that in the second half against UNC. GT should be able to move the ball consistently, but one issue will remain: can they finish drives?

Again, GT looks to have the significant advantage in the running game, so we’re likely to see Kenny Pickett do his thing and air it out. I’d expect somewhere in the neighborhood of 40 pass attempts. GT has done a wonderful job limiting explosive passing plays the last two weeks, and the challenge will continue on Saturday. A passing EPA of 0.40/play is magnificent, but we do need to provide context. According to ESPN’s FPI metric, Pitt has faced the 102nd most difficult schedule to date (GT’s schedule ranks 18th). Against Pitt’s one P5 opponent, Tennessee, Pickett was fine but put up much more reasonable numbers. I don’t expect him to be lights out, but the question remains: is Pickett able to find Jordan Addison deep, or does GT’s 3-3-5 continue to cause confusion and disruption for opposing quarterbacks? (Source: www.fromtherumbleseat.com)

 

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