College football gambling confusion is understandable about Georgia Tech as they suffered a loss that was one of the biggest college football betting upsets of week 2.
Kickoff Saturday is at 12:05 PM Eastern.
The North Carolina Tar Heels and the status many of their key players remains up in the air due to suspension and eligibility issues that were at the forefront of their opening day loss to LSU.
Georgia Tech was humiliated as a 13.5-point favorite with the college football odds at Kansas in a 25-28 loss, which evened their record at 1-1 straight up but 0-2 against the spread. The Ramblin’ Wreck gained 424 yards of total offense against a Kansas defense that bent but didn’t break when it counted.
Quarterback Josh Nesbitt is a great runner but his poor passing came back to sting the Jackets as he was 5-15 for 116 yards and he frustrated coach Paul Johnson in the process.
“When the other team fires the corner about every play, you should probably be able to throw one and complete it,” said Johnson. Nesbitt was betrayed by 4 dropped balls in addition to his own shortcomings.
North Carolina is coming off a bye week that followed a 24-30 loss to LSU in which they covered the college football lines as a 7.5-point dog, nearly coming all the way back from a 30-10 deficit as their rally died just short of the end zone at game’s end.
Embattled head coach Butch Davis had to cut ties with assistant head coach John Blake, who has been in the middle of their scandals with the NCAA. Davis vows to stick it out and the UNC administration currently voices their support of him. “Right now, I’m just focused on coaching this football team.”
Georgia Tech scored their first college football gambling payout against North Carolina in 6 games last year with a 24-7 win. They have failed to cover their last 3 trips to Chapel Hill and the series has gone under 3 consecutive games.
Tech has gotten the money in 13 out of their last 17 road games and is a dangerous 10-3 against the spread after a straight up loss.