Virginia Tech and Georgia will be battling it out and we have the 2006 Chick-fil-a Bowl odds showing the Hokies as a slight favorite. Each one of these schools got off to rough starts before getting things turned around and finishing on positive notes.
Virginia Tech ended the season at 10-2 but lost their chance to compete for the ACC championship with consecutive losses against Georgia Tech and Boston College. Since that pair of losses though they have came through with six straight wins, outscoring their opponents by a total of 144-29 during that stretch. Va Tech has consistently got things done, winning 10 plus games in each of the last three seasons, a feat only USC can match. They have four shutouts on the season, so you know that the defense is going to be up to the task for this game. The Hokies lead the nation with just 9.3 ppg against and 221.1 ypg against.
Georgia on the other hand lost four of five games in the middle of the season, including embarrassments against Vanderbilt and Kentucky. However the Bulldogs battled it out and beat no. 10 Auburn and Georgia Tech to finish strong. Last year Georgia also played in Atlanta for their bowl, when they lost to West Virginia in the Sugar Bowl. This team should be grateful to be at a major bowl after the little losing streak they hit in the middle of the year, so don’t expect a let down from them. Georgia’s defense may not be quite as tough as Va Tech’s, but they are holding opponents to 17 ppg and 5.7 yards per pass attempt.
This game could shape up to be a defensive battle, so who is going to come out on top. The SEC is always tough and the ACC appeared down this season, so maybe you should let our experts help you out with a college bowl picks package.
2006 Chick fil A Bowl Odds:
Virginia Tech -2.5 -109 at Pinnacle
Georgia +2.5 -101 at Pinnacle
UNDER 38 -105 at Pinnacle
OVER 37.5 -110 at VIP