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.
Georgia Tech (3-2) at BYU (3-2)
Saturday, 5 p.m. MDT
LaVell Edwards Stadium (63,470)
Radio: 1160 AM
Weather: Partly cloudy with temperatures in the high 50s at kickoff.
For Georgia Tech
The Yellow Jackets want to redeem themselves after a 41-17 blowout loss at home to the Cougars last season. They’re also looking to snap a two-game losing streak.
For BYU The Cougars are looking for a homecoming win and their first three-game winning streak since the 2011 season.
For Georgia Tech
The Yellow Jackets went 0 for 10 on third downs last season against BYU.
For BYU The Cougars are 2-1 all time against Georgia Tech, and 7-13 against ACC opponents. BYU fell to an ACC foe, Virginia, in its season opener.
Georgia Tech will win if
The Yellow Jackets can get off to a fast start, control the clock, and have success on third down.
BYU will win if The Cougars can shut down Georgia Tech's triple option. BYU's offense will need to balance the run and the pass, score touchdowns once it gets into the red zone and avoid turnovers.
Taysom Hill, BYU: The sophomore quarterback is looking to build off the momentum he established last week, throwing for a career-high 278 yards and three touchdowns against Utah State.
BYU’S FRONT SEVEN VS. GEORGIA TECH TRIPLE OPTION: The Cougars have a proven track record against the triple option. The Yellow Jackets entered last year No. 3 in the nation in rushing, averaging 339 yards per game, but finished with just 157.
Georgia Tech: Offensive lineman Ray Beno (foot) is doubtful, while offensive lineman Morgan Bailey (neck) is probable.
BYU: Offensive lineman Terrance Alletto is questionable. Linebacker Tyler Beck, kick returner Adam Hine, and offensive linemen De’Ondre Wesley and Ryker Mathews are expected to play this week.