Gameday glance: Georgia Tech at BYU, Oct. 12, 5 p.m.

Published: Saturday, Oct. 12 2013 1:06 a.m. MDT

BYU has had success against the option under Bronco Mendenhall, especially in the Cougars' 41-17 win over Georgia Tech last year. BYU is hoping to continue that success and extend its current two-game win streak as well.

The Yellow Jackets, meanwhile, come into Provo on a two-game losing streak after falling to Virginia Tech and Miami. A non-conference victory could get Georgia Tech back on track.

Here's a look at the matchup and what is at stake in Saturday's contest.

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Frisco, TX

I know Hill's newfound passing skills are being watched carefully, but this game is more about BYU's from seven than BYU's offense. If BYU can control the option, which I think they can, the offense can put up more than enough points to get a W.

I'm so happy to hear Hine will return today. We've had a couple of scary injuries this year and his was one of them.

Looking forward to kickoff.

Solomon Levi
Alpine, UT

Having Hadley back will help with BYU's front seven being able to contain Georgia Tech's option offense.

If BYU's secondary stays focused and doesn't allow any big plays, BYU has a great chance of beating the Yellowjackets.


It is interesting to read Georgia Tech blogs. Every one of them says the offense has been modified so much it can't be called a triple option. BYU blogs/news still call it a triple option, hopefully BYU coaches are more up-to-date.

From what I've read this is a very different Georgia Tech than we played last year, it is likely to be a much tougher game to win, even with the home field advantage. I still expect the Cougar to pull it out, but most Georgia Tech fans expect to win. Georgia Tech fans and writers think BYU is solid defensively and weak offensively which is mostly correct. Several sites think Georgia Tech will surprise BYU by passing a lot more than expected. After their first three games Georgia Tech was ranked 5th in the nation in passing efficiency and then had a lot of passing problems in the last two games which they hope they have fixed.

It should be a fun game to watch, go Cougars!

Aurora, CO

I sure wish comparative scores meant something. The Notre Dame and Wisconsin scores would look like this:

BYU 40
Texas 21 DONE

Texas 36
Oklahoma 20 DONE

Oklahoma 35
Notre Dame 21 DONE


BYU 40
Notre Dame 20


BYU 40
Texas 21 DONE

Texas 36
Oklahoma 20 DONE

Notre Dame 37
Arizona State 34 DONE

Arizona State 32
Wisconsin 30 DONE


BYU 34
Wisconsin 30

Unfortunately, this is Chris B logic and the real games and the scores that count are played on the field.

Gooooooooooo Cougars!!

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