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Georgia Tech will look to break a three-game losing streak when it hosts Boston College on Saturday.
After beginning the season with an overtime loss and two convincing wins, the Georgia Tech football season has gone the wrong direction as the Yellow Jackets have lost three straight and are now 2-4. They will look to break that losing streak when they host the 1-5 Boston College Eagles on Saturday.
Georgia Tech's defense has struggled recently, allowing at least 42 points in three straight games, but it will face a Boston College offense averaging just 24.7 points per game. The Eagles have lost four straight games, with their only win of the season coming against Maine.
The matchup will feature teams with drastically different styles. Georgia Tech brings in the third ranked rushing offense, averaging 331.0 rushing yards per game while Boston College is 113th in the country in rushing. Instead, the Eagles rely on their passing game which averages 280.5 yards per game.
Boston College junior quarterback Chase Rettig has played well at times this season. Through the first six games of the season, Rettig has thrown for 1,648 yards and 11 touchdowns. He's also been able to limit turnovers, tossing just four interceptions on the season.
The teams have not played since the 2008 season. Georgia Tech won that game 19-16 and the Yellow Jackets will likely need a win on Saturday if they are going to keep their bowl hopes alive. At 2-4, Georgia Tech will need to win four of its last six games and Boston College is the only remaining opponent with a losing record. If the Yellow Jackets lose on Saturday, they would have to win four of five games against difficult opponents.
Game time/date: Oct. 20, 3 p.m. ET
Location: Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, Ga.
TV Schedule/Streaming: GamePlan/ESPN3
Odds: Georgia Tech is a 13-point favorite