Miami football matchup versus Georgia Tech 2nd nationally in TO margin

Nov 6, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 6, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

Georgia Tech enters the game versus Miami second nationally with a plus-15 turnover margin. The Miami football team is 114th nationally at minus seven. Turnovers have been an extreme difference for Miami in their path to win or lose in 2022. Miami has a plus-five turnover margin in wins and minus-seven in losses.

Georgia Tech has had a positive turnover margin in all but two games this season. The Yellow Jackets have an even turnover margin in those two games. Georgia Tech is third nationally with 22 forced turnovers and eighth with only seven lost. The Miami football team is 127th with 20 lost turnovers and 60th with 11 turnovers forced.

Georgia Tech is second nationally with 12 fumble recoveries and 20th with 10 interceptions. Miami is 127th with 11 lost fumbles and 92nd with nine interceptions thrown. The Miami turnover margin has been far worse in conference play. Miami was plus one in turnover margin in non-conference games and is minus eight in the ACC.

Georgia Tech is 11th nationally with 11 fumbles forced. Miami is 105th with four forced fumbles. Miami Quarterback Jake Garcia has thrown four interceptions on just 96 attempts and lost multiple fumbles. The turnovers resulted in Jacurri Brown playing most of the game at QB for Miami versus Florida State.

Miami running back Jaylan Knighton is tied for 10th nationally with three lost fumbles. After not playing against Virginia, Knighton had four carries for 60 yards, including a long of 45 versus Florida State. Expect Knighton to be back in the rotation with potentially more carries versus Georgia Tech if he’s secure with the ball.

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Avoiding turnovers for Miami has been critical this season and will be more so against Georgia Tech who rarely commits turnovers and frequently forces them. Georgia Tech has a plus 10 turnover margin in its four wins and plus five in its five losses. Miami has not had a positive turnover margin since beating Virginia Tech.