Georgia Tech Vs. Clemson: Can Jackets Spoil Talented Tigers?

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets could have their toughest test of the season this Saturday when the No. 6 Clemson Tigers come to town. Paul Johnson says this will be the most talented team he's ever faced at Bobby Dodd Stadium, while Al Groh thinks the Jackets might need mechanical assistance in keeping up with Sammy Watkins and comp'ny. 

The odds have Tech as only 4.5-point underdogs -- that number should move upward, but isn't yet -- but what are their chances of scoring an upset in one of their very few actual rivalry games?

If ever there were an ideal time for Clemson to deploy a Clemson, this would be it, but the numbers don't see it happening. From Bill Connelly's morning piece on which undefeated teams have the best chances to run the table:

They should be able to handle Wake Forest at home and a slightly improving N.C. State squad on the road, and lord knows they are playing fading Georgia Tech at the right time (this weekend), but even if they continue their coast-then-surge balancing act through those games, they still have to get by South Carolina in Columbia (seven percent) and potentially Virginia Tech again (32 percent) in the conference title game.    

For more on this game, visit Georgia Tech blog From The Rumble Seat and Clemson blog Shakin' The Southland.

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