The Tulane Green Wave (0-1, 0-0 Away) will visit the #16 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (1-0, 1-0 Home) on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. The game will televise at 3:30 PM ET on ESPN3. The current odds list Georgia Tech as a 28.5-point favorite with the over/under set at 54.5.
Tulane is coming in off a disappointing 37-7 loss against Duke. Tanner Lee hit for 57.1% of his passes for 246 yards. He managed one touchdown and one interception. Badie, Hilliard, and Thompson combined for 14 carries for just 53 yards in the game. Tanner Lee added 5 carries for -25 yards. Devon Breaux caught four passes for 92 yards and had the only touchdown for Tulane. The Green Wave is 1-4 ATS in games in September and 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall.
Georgia Tech is coming in off a 69-6 win over Alcorn State. Justin Thomas went 3 for 4 with 54 yards and a touchdown. Marcus Marshall had 8 carries for 184 yards and two touchdowns. Patrick Skov had 12 carries for 72 yards and three touchdowns. Georgia Tech ran the ball 52 times using 13 different players. TaQuon Marshall had the longest reception for 24 yards. The Yellow Jackets are 5-0 ATS in their last five home games and 8-0 ATS in their last eight games on grass.
My Pick: Georgia Tech -28.5
We did not see much from Tulane so I have to go with the Yellow Jackets in this one. They really had their run game going for them. I have no doubts that Tulane with have a better performance but it will not be easy with this stingy defense. Tulane will have to find a way to stop the run and force them to throw the ball. In the meantime, Tulane will have to find some way to get in the end zone.