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Mississippi State Bulldogs v. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets: Scouting Report

With the loss to LSU still fresh on our minds, lets take a look at what we can expect when Georgia Tech rolls in to town next weekend.

The Jackets are 3-1 overall (2-1 in the ACC) and just had a solid 24-7 win over North Carolina.
Georgia Tech's offense is racking up an average of 262 yards per game and they are currently the 4th best rushing offense in the nation. Their leading rusher, Jonathan Dwyer, was the ACC player of the year for 2008.

Their weakness on offense is passing. They are averaging 125.2 yards per game in the air and are 116th in the nation in passing. If you break down their play calling so far in 2009, they have only attempted 53 passes, but have attempted 207 running plays, which only seems natural with Paul Johnson's triple option scheme.

Their defense had a terrible showing against Miami 2 weeks ago. The Hurricanes put up 33 on the Jackets. Since then, have turned it around a bit. It is only allowing 106 yards against the rush.

Coming up this week, we have already contacted fellow SBNation blog From The Rumble Seat and will be doing a guest blogger q & a exchange with them. Look for that on Thursday. We will also have a better preview as we get along in the week and see what injuries both teams have and how that may affect starting line-ups.