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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Vs. Virginia Tech Hokies: Comparing Season Records And Resumes

So, which team has put together a better body of work this year: the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets or Virginia Tech Hokies? Or, is a road loss to the worst FBS team really that much better than a home loss to a decent FCS team?

The Hokies are riding a six-game win streak, during which they’ve dominated each opponent by two or more scores. Caveat: the only win over a non-awful or -Conference USA team was a comeback against the N.C. State Wolfpack. Other than that, are you dazzled by the East Carolina Pirates, Boston College Eagles, Central Michigan Chippewas, Wake Forest Demon Deacons, or Duke Blue Devils? Is that lineup really that much better than the teams, say, Boise St. has been frolicking upon?

Oh, and Virginia Tech lost to James Madison.

On the other side of the ball, the Jackets have only looked convincing against the Virginia Cavaliers, South Carolina St. Bulldogs, and Middle Tennessee St. Blue Raiders, though the big secret is both SCSU and MTSU would have kept it pretty darn competitive if they’d had replacement level quarterback play. The Gold and White’s road win against the North Carolina Tar Heels was a nice-looking W, until you remember the Heels were playing their B team at the time. Tech needed a miracle multiple pass receptions in a row a miracle to beat Wake, and got rocked by N.C. State and the Clemson Tigers.

Oh, and Georgia Tech lost to Kansas.

It’s hard to give a resume edge to a 6-2 team that lost to James Madison over a 5-3 team that didn’t. But the Hokies have been pounding underqualified teams since slipping up against one -- not merely sneaking past them.

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