Kickoff from raucous Lane Stadium is slated for 3:30 PM ET, with ABC carrying the national broadcast along with ESPN 360. In week 2, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets overcame three first-half fumbles and a 9-7 halftime deficit to defeat Atlantic division foe Boston College on the road, 19-16.
College football betting fans watched Tech, a 6.5-point underdog, begin the 4th quarter with a safety of BC quarterback, Chris Crane, and close to within 16-12 of the Eagles. Then, on the fourth play of the ensuing drive, Jackets sophomore RB Jonathan Dwyer took a hand-off 43-yard to the house, giving GTECH a lead they would never relinquish.
Despite being out-gained by Boston College (262-235), losing the battle of first downs (18-12), and converting only three-of-12 third down attempts, the Jackets improved to 1-0 against the NCAA odds in 2008 and 5-2 ATS in their last seven road tests.
After being upset by now #14 East Carolina in week-one, Virginia Tech took down an over-matched Furman squad, 24-7 at Lane Stadium last week. College football betting followers remained 0-1 ATS with the Hokies due to Furman’s D-I FCS classification; however VPI fans did rest easier knowing that Frank Beamer’s two-quarterback system was effective against the Paladins.
Sophomore quarterback, Tyrod Taylor, who was originally going to red-shirt this season, split time with Hokies starter, Sean Glennon and ended up totaling 112 rushing yards on 14 carries with 26 yards on 4/5 passing.
After a second quarter Glennon interception, the Hokies went on to score on their next four possessions and finished the day with 329 yards of total offense while only allowing Furman to gain 247 yards with two turnovers; for those looking to test their hand playing the NCAA lines this weekend, note that Virginia Tech is 4-0 ATS in their last four games when allowing less than 275 yards of total offense in the previous game.
Beamer Ball looks to roll through the ACC once again. And it all starts Saturday as the Hokies host the Yellow Jackets tagged as 7.5-point home favorites by offshore oddsmakers.