Sep 26, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets quarterback Vad Lee (2) reacts to the crowd after coming close to a touchdown in the second half against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Virginia Tech won 17-10. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Tech vs. No. 14 Miami Hurricanes Preview

The No. 14 Miami Hurricanes (4-0, 0-0 ACC) begin conference play Saturday against Georgia Tech.

Georgia Tech (3-1, 2-1 ACC) opened the 2013 season with a 70-0 win against Elon, followed by two consecutive conference wins against Duke (38-14) and North Carolina (28-20).

While Miami is off to an impressive start as well, the Yellow Jackets haven’t had the best of luck when facing the Hurricanes.

Georgia Tech leads the all-time series against Miami, 10-8, but the Hurricanes have won the last four meetings, including a 42-36 shootout last year in Atlanta.  When facing the Yellow Jackets in Sun Life Stadium, Miami is 2-0.

Sophomore QB and ACC Offensive Back of the Week Vlad Lee heads the Yellow Jackets’ offensive charge and has thrown for 562 yards with seven touchdowns on the season.  Lee is also Georgia Tech’s second-leading rusher amassing 215 yards on the ground with two rushing touchdowns.

Senior RB David Sims leads the Yellow Jackets’ ground attack and has tallied 248 rushing yards with four touchdowns.  Sims is tied third in the ACC in rushing touchdowns (5) and tenth in the ACC in rushing (62 ypg).

The Hurricanes’ defense has held steady against Georgia Tech’s infamous triple-option attack and assignment football is what it will take from Miami in order to silence the nation’s No. 10 rushing offense.

Defensively, Georgia Tech ranks No. 8 in scoring defense and No. 9 in red-zone defense.

When: Saturday, Oct. 4, 2013

Where: Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida

Television: ESPNU

Favorite: Miami -6.5 (Oddsmaker)


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