GEORGIA TECH @ LOUISVILLE | 10/05 | 7:00 PM EDT
Paul Johnson’s Yellow Jackets have actually trended downward over the last couple of seasons, and despite the fact that he’s fresh off of signing a strong recruiting class, his veteran talent will be somewhat lacking this year. Quarterback TaQuon Marshall requires to develop his option-running ability, and it would help if he might finish a pass once in a while’ he was 43-of-116 death (37.1%) last season.
The bad news: The Lamar Jackson period is over, with the Cardinals’ renowned Heisman-winning quarterback gone to the NFL. The good news: The Jawon Pass age has actually started. A sophomore, the appropriately called Pass represents an extreme stylistic departure from Jackson’s rushing at the position, and he appears geared up to feed returning wideouts Jaylen Smith, Dez Fitzpatrick and Seth Dawkins. The defense suffered significant losses’and wasn’t especially good as a system, anyway’however possibly brand-new planner Brian VanGorder can generate much better outcomes.
The Cardinals and Yellow Jackets have never faced off, which means Louisville hasn’t had to figure out Georgia Tech’s triple option attack. That’s a huge advantage to the Jackets, as is the fact that the Cards have struggled to stop the run game of lesser opponents, and got torched by Virginia’s running QB two weeks ago. Louisville’s QB situation is still a huge work in progress, as well. It all adds up to a big Tech win.
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