The Duke Blue Devils ended their three game win streak with a blowout loss to North Carolina last week. Meanwhile, the Yellow Jackets had their own problems in a similar lop sided fashion.
These two teams were picked to round out the bottom of the Coastal Divison by pre-season prognostications, so this is both sides' best chance at an ACC win on their slate.
It was not that long ago that the Blue Devils had gained mastery in the series with Georgia Tech. Since that time, the Blue Devils have slowly given back all of that momentum as the program has been slipping.
It is hard to imagine that Duke, a 3.5 point underdog in this game will be favored in any contest as they close out the season. That is not a fun place to be with so many games left.
Make no mistake, a win this weekend would be huge for the Blue Devils. And I think they'll show up for this one after a lackluster performance a week ago. If they don't show up, then pencil the rest of the way in as hard to watch.
At this point, the Blue Devils have a lot of football left. What fans want to see is a team that plays with spirit and the purpose of getting better for the future. And believe me, showing those signs are important for recruiting and getting fannies in the stands.
I expect Duke to come out of the gates fast in this one, I just do not think they'll have enough to hang on. Georgia Tech 35 Duke 24