There's way more on the line for the 2-0 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets against the 2-0 Kansas Jayhawks than there should be. If that makes any sense. On the one hand, this is Tech's first game against a BCS-conference opponent. On the other hand, it's Kansas, which finished 3-9 and among the worst 20 teams in the nation on both sides of the ball last year.
On the third hand spawned by engineering experiments gone horribly wrong, Tech was one of the three teams Kansas beat.
Kansas Jayhawks blog Rock Chalk Talk foresees a different game than the 28-25 grinder that featured two critical Jackets fumbles. Both offenses have looked sharp so far, with both Tech's passing game and Kansas' running game turning a head or two:
One key stat going into this one has to be the 5.1 yards per rush given up by the Tech defense a week ago. Obviously a lot can go into that, including mop-up-minute inflation, among other things. That said, Kansas is averaging 4.8 per carry, James Sims has rushed for 100 yards in consecutive starts and the Kansas offense is predicated on establishing the run.
I expect the Jackets to mostly avenge last year's game -- because how could you completely avenge a loss like that in just one game? -- but Kansas will score some points. They've posted 87 of them in two games, one of them against a possibly superior Northern Illinois team.