Will's ACC Title Game Preview - SCACCHoops.com

Will's ACC Title Game Preview

   Posted by Will Ojanen at  11/29/2012 1:55:39 PM  |  Follow us on Twitter: @scacchoops
Discuss     Bookmark and Share

This year's ACC title game features a 10 win Florida State team and a 6-6 Georgia Tech team that technically finished third in the Coastal, but thanks to the top two teams declaring themselves ineligible for this game, the Yellow Jackets fell in to this game. Both of these teams are coming off of crushing losses to in state rivals. Florida State was outscored 24-6 in the fourth quarter and ultimately lost to Florida, and Georgia Tech gave up 42 points in three quarters in a blowout loss to Georgia. The winner will play in the Orange Bowl.

What will be the big key in this game is how effectively Florida State can stop Georgia Tech's rushing attack. The Seminoles give up on average about 85 yards per game, but they're going up against the Georgia Tech triple option offense that runs for 323 yards per game. And how effective will Florida State's defense be without Tank Carradine? He was Florida State's leading tackler, and he was second on the team with 11 sacks. The sack stat won't be a big factor in this game, given Georgia Tech runs the ball about 80% of the time. But Florida State is replacing him with a much younger and inexperienced player in Mario Edwards, who only has seven tackles on the season. How will he play in a big game situation?

Another key to this game is the lack of history between these two schools recently. These teams haven't met since 2009, which was a 49-44 Georgia Tech win. That was also the year Georgia Tech won the ACC and went to the Orange Bowl. These two teams are a lot different since then. But the lack of experience in facing Georgia Tech's offense will be a very interesting thing to follow in this game.

Prediction

With only a week to prepare, I don't think Florida State will be very effective in stopping the Georgia Tech running game. But I also don't think the Yellow Jackets will get to their 323 yard average either. I could see them getting in the high 200 yard range on the ground. But the big thing to me is I do not like Georgia Tech's defense. They give up 31 points per game, and have given up 40 points in a game six times, and are 1-5 in those games. Expect a shootout, with the Noles coming out on top. Florida State 45, Georgia Tech 31

Post a Comment About this Article
Entry Link     0 Comment(s)
Subscribe  

There are currently no posts for this NewsBreaker


Post a Comment

Posting As:   Remember Me?
Subject:
Message:

Before submitting this form, please type the color of the first character:


Search
Search
Advertisement
 
Poll
Should the ACC change their FB divs to setup a potential FSU/Clemson title game?
Yes
No
Dont Care


Newsbreakers
You may not like Florida State, but you better respect them
10/31/2014 8:46:11 PM
NCAA Hearing: Current Syracuse Athletes Not Involved in Potential Violations
10/31/2014 7:24:25 PM
Rick Pitino Previews First Louisville Exhibition Game
10/31/2014 2:00:28 PM
2014-15 Syracuse Orange Basketball Preview
10/31/2014 8:09:52 AM
Jamie Dixon talks injuries at ACC Media Day
10/31/2014 8:08:26 AM
Florida State too much for Louisville late, Cardinals fall 42-31
10/31/2014 6:07:53 AM
Virginia vs Georgia Tech: Game Preview
10/31/2014 6:06:04 AM
CBS Sports Top 100 Players List
10/30/2014 2:38:16 PM
Will's Week Ten Predictions
10/30/2014 10:11:55 AM
Syracuse NCAA Hearing: Orange Basketball, Football To Address?Infractions
10/30/2014 10:10:32 AM
Behind the Scenes at UNC Basketball Practice Parts 2 and 3
10/30/2014 10:09:02 AM
Game Sim's college football week 10 predictions
10/30/2014 8:45:47 AM
Backlash for the perceived SEC Bias from ESPN is real and growing
10/30/2014 6:33:29 AM
FSU Practices On The Great Lawn, Leaves After Media Shows Up
10/29/2014 8:15:28 PM
ACC Media Day 2014: Syracuse Videos, Interviews, etc
10/29/2014 8:14:35 PM
Message Board
 
YBN Widget
RSS Feed  
SCACC Hoops has no affiliation to the NCAA or the ACC
Team logos are trademarks of their respective organizations (more/credits)