Fresh of their first loss of the season, the 20th-ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will travel south this weekend for an ACC clash with the Miami Hurricanes, who kept in the league hunt with a crucial win over North Carolina last Saturday.
Georgia Tech scorched opposing defenses through the first five games of the season, but has cooled down the last two weeks in contests against Maryland and Virginia. The Cavaliers turned in an inspired effort defensively and gave the Yellow Jackets a taste of their own medicine in the 24-21 upset, rushing for nearly 300 yards.
Following Miami's crushing 38-35 loss to Virginia Tech two weeks ago, the Hurricanes looked to be in trouble in the ACC race. Miami responded however, with an important road win over the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill. Al Golden's squad will begin a three game homestand this weekend, and following Saturday's tangle with Georgia Tech, will host Virginia and Duke before a date with in- state rival Florida State on November 12 in Tallahassee.
Game date, time: 3:30 pm ET, Saturday, October 22nd
Location: Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
TV channel: ESPN
Spread: Miami favored by 2
Series history: Georgia Tech leads, 10-6
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