The Yellow Jackets have won 12 of their last 13 games against Duke and enter this game coming off of a bye week after romping Mississippi State 38-7 two weeks ago. Duke is coming off of its largest ACC win this decade, a 31-3 pasting of Virginia, and are off to its best start in the decade as well.
New HC David Cutcliffe already has half the wins that old HC Ted Roof accumulated in 4 ½ years of coaching at Duke, and has rejuvenated the ACC whipping boy in the process. Junior QB Thaddeus Lewis has been impressive under Cutcliffe’s guidance, completing 61.3% of his passes for 874 yards and seven touchdowns while only throwing a pair of interceptions.
Last week, it was the defense that came to play for the Blue Devils, forcing six turnovers against the Cavaliers and holding them to just three points; the best defensive effort for Duke since a 2003 meeting with Western Carolina.
Cutcliffe’s arrival has also changed the way college football betting fans look at the team, as they have already been favorites per the NCAA line twice this year, the most in a season since 2003. Georgia Tech also has a first year coach that has started off strong in former Navy HC Paul Johnson.
After some initial hiccups against Boston College and Virginia Tech, Johnson’s triple option dazzled in the team’s win against Mississippi State a fortnight ago, amassing 500 yards without starting QB Josh Nesbitt. After a 41-17 loss in 2003, the Yellow Jackets are 4-0 and 3-1 ATS against the college football betting odds in their last four meetings versus the Blue Devils.
Also of interest is that Johnson has only had one losing NCAA football wagering season since 2002, going 5-7 ATS last season with the Midshipmen. Currently, NCAA odds for this game find the Yellow Jackets sitting as two touchdown favorites (-14).
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