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Georgia Tech Vs. UGA: Comparing Schedules, Records, And Resumes

Best wins: The Dawgs lit up the depleted Tennessee Volunteers and blew away the high-powered (third-best offense in the SEC) Kentucky Wildcats. The Jackets beat the depleted North Carolina Tar Heels and ran wild on the I-had-to-check-this-twice-before-calling-them-this high-powered (second-best offense in the ACC) Virginia Cavaliers. Carolina’s better than Tennessee, but Kentucky’s better than Virginia, so we’ll go margin of victory. Dawgs.

Worst loss: Based on how the rankings have shaken out, Georgia’s only truly shameful loss came against the Colorado Buffaloes, the last win of Dan Hawkins’ career. Tech’s loss to the Clemson Tigers isn’t impressive, but Clemson played the game of its season in what was basically a double-revenge game. Tech’s loss to the Kansas Jayhawks is their worst, but Kansas beat Colorado. Jackets.

Best loss: A last-minute home loss to the Arkansas Razorbacks, currently No. 12 and in the BCS hunt, is nothing to be ashamed of. The Jackets took the current No. 16 Virginia Tech Hokies to the final whistle in Blacksburg, and did so without their three-year starting quarterback. But … James Madison. Dawgs.

Etc.: According to Sagarin, Georgia has played the nation’s 18th toughest schedule, Tech the 81st. Last year both teams had top-ten schedules, but this year’s disparity slams this case closed.

Edge: Dawgs. They’ve only lost three games by two or more scores, and two of those were to SEC Championship Game participants. If Tech could’ve kept their three big losses closer and/or beaten Kansas, we’d have an argument here.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.