No. 20 Georgia Tech (2-1) at Duke (2-1), noon (ESPN2)
Line: Georgia Tech by 9.
Series Record: Georgia Tech leads, 50-31-1.
WHATS AT STAKE
The winner will avoid a two-game losing streak and will certainly assert an early upper hand in the Coastal Department race. Then once again, so might the loser: oddly enough, in each of the previous 2 years, the team that lost this match went on to win the Coastal and reach the ACC champion game.KEY MATCH Dukes run defense
vs. Georgia Techs triple-option offense. The Yellow Jackets consistently rank among the countries leading hurrying teams– theyre No. 2 in the FBS this season, averaging 377 yards on the ground. But coach Paul Johnson calls this Duke defense the bestthe very best hes seen in 8 years from heaven Devils, who are tied for 15th nationally versus the run, enabling 93 lawns per game.PLAYERS TO ENJOY Georgia Tech: RB Patrick Skov scored all three goals in a 30-23 loss to Notre
Dame recently. He leads the ACC in scoring with seven touchdowns– the most by a Georgia Tech player through 3 games because 2002. Duke: S Jeremy Money will certainly play a big role in defending the triple choice.
Money is coming off an 11-tackle video game recently against Northwestern– his 11th career double-figure performance– and has 25 takes on for losses throughout his career.FACTS amp; FIGURES Duke snapped a 10-game losing streak in the series last year by knocking off the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta. … That was also Dukes last win versus a nationally ranked challenger. … Heaven Devils have actually not beaten Georgia Tech in Durham considering that 2003, when Ted Roofing system was the coach. Roof is now Techs protective organizer. … The winning team has actually scored a minimum of 30 points in six straight meetings.