CHICK-FIL-A BOWL - Dec. 30, 2006 - Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
Virginia Tech (10-2) vs. Georgia (8-4)
Two of the best defenses in the nation square off in this annual ACC-SEC throwdown. The Hokies top-rated D squares off against the Dawgs' underwhelming offensive attack, while UGA's 9th-rated D looks to tee off against a 95th-ranked Tech offense. So, naturally, expect 90 total points, 1000 yards, and a few OTs.
Both programs look to be favorites in their respective league races next year, and a win tonight would certainly enhance recruiting efforts and the overall outlook heading into spring.
All that aside, the Bulldogs haven't come close to seeing a defense this year like the Hokies....the next highest rated defense UGA faced was Georgia Tech's 20th rated overall unit. Meanwhile, the Blacksburg boys are used to ganging up on the inept attacks of the ACC, and the '06 Dawgs are every bit as inept offensively as the Hokies' conference brethren.
The fact that this game is in Atlanta is a plus for Georgia, but there will still be plenty of Virginia Tech faithful in attendance. Score one for the ACC.
Virginia Tech 17, Georgia 13