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GEORGIA 35, GEORGIA TECH 30

Paul Johnson has done a terrific job with this Georgia Tech team, but the Bulldogs just seem to have his number and the Yellow Jackets’ number, too. Georgia makes it six straight and 13 of 14 in this series.

— Daniel Shirley

GEORGIA 31, GEORGIA TECH 20

Georgia is a better run-stopping defense than the statistics indicate, and no one has stopped Nick Chubb and Georgia’s running game yet this year. If Georgia can avoid mistakes, it should win comfortably.

— Seth Emerson

GEORGIA 45, GEORGIA TECH 31

Georgia Tech is going to have a tough time stopping the UGA rushing attack, and there doesn’t seem to be a monumental dropoff from Todd Gurley to Nick Chubb. If the Yellow Jackets can shut down the Bulldogs’ rushing attack, then Tech wins, but I don’t think it will.

— Jonathan Heeter

GEORGIA 28, GEORGIA TECH 21

This game will be closer than most think because the Yellow Jackets are already assured a spot in the ACC championship game, while Georgia might be feeling a little down unless Arkansas upsets Missouri on Friday. If Missouri holds on to the SEC East, this could even wind up with the Bulldogs getting upset.

— Eldredge McCready

GEORGIA 34, GEORGIA TECH 24

Hutson Mason remains underrated, Georgia’s defense remains inconsistent, Nick Chubb remains a top-five Heisman candidate next year, and Tech makes them all work for 54 minutes, with the ACC championship part of the mental equation for the Yellow Jackets as they prepare to become America’s team.

— Michael A. Lough

GEORGIA 31, GEORGIA TECH 21

After a pair of midseason losses, Georgia Tech has gotten back on track in the past month, winning four straight, including a 28-6 win over Clemson. But the Yellow Jackets’ strength of schedule isn’t as good as Georgia’s, and the Bulldogs’ commanding wins over Kentucky and Auburn showed that Georgia has no lingering effects from the Florida loss ... other than, of course, the blown shot at the national championship.

— Ron Seibel

GEORGIA TECH 35, GEORGIA 31

Georgia Tech has been able to move the ball effectively all year. If the Yellow Jackets don’t turn it over, they’ll have a great chance to end their five-game losing streak to the Bulldogs.

— Stan Awtrey

GEORGIA 31, GEORGIA TECH 24

Georgia has the home-field advantage, and it will win the turnover battle. I’m not sure Tech believes it can beat Georgia after losing 12 of the past 13 games in the series.

— Bobby Pope

GEORGIA 38, GEORGIA TECH 31

Nick Chubb will have another great game. Georgia’s improving defense will learn from what went wrong in Jacksonville and contain Johnson’s offense.

— Bill Shanks

GEORGIA 31, GEORGIA TECH 24

Both defenses have played better of late. That is why it will be lower scoring than many might think.

— Kevin Price, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

GEORGIA TECH 42, GEORGIA 38

Paul Johnson.

— Jeff Whitten, Bryan County News

GEORGIA 42, GEORGIA TECH 24

Georgia’s defense from the Auburn game shows up.

Hutson Mason picks Tech apart.

— John Bednarowski, Marietta Daily Journal

GEORGIA 30, GEORGIA TECH 21

Georgia Tech has the motivation, Georgia has the horsepower. Nick Chubb comes through for the Bulldogs again.

— Anthony Stastny, Savannah Morning News

GEORGIA 45, GEORGIA TECH 24

Georgia Tech will keep it close in the early going, but eventually Georgia pulls away. The talent gap and SEC experience will be too much for the Yellow Jackets to overcome.

— Will Hammock, Gwinnett Daily Post

GEORGIA 28, GEORGIA TECH 24

Georgia’s defense is coming around at the right time, and while Georgia Tech’s offense will move the ball plenty, I think that the Bulldogs come up with a few stops. I’m not sure I can say the same for the Yellow Jackets’ defense, I think Georgia’s offensive line is too tough to slow down.

— Paul Thomas, Gwinnett Daily Post

GEORGIA 41, GEORGIA TECH 28

This Georgia team has corrected itself since the debacle in Jacksonville. In a game that would probably take 30 minutes to play without commercials (since both teams run a lot), the Bulldogs prevail over the Yellow Jackets.

— Dave Jordan, Brunswick News

GEORGIA 42, GEORGIA TECH 35

Give the Bulldogs a slight edge between two good rushing offenses, plus one more big play on defense than the Yellow Jackets as the difference. Of course, if the same Georgia team that lost to Florida and South Carolina shows up, Tech celebrates for the first time since 2008.

— Marty Kirkland, Dalton Daily Citizen

GEORGIA 41, GEORGIA TECH 28

Georgia’s offense is clicking now with Hutson Mason playing his best ball and Nick Chubb and the offensive line continuing to do what they have done on the ground for most of the season. Georgia Tech should stay within striking distance until the fourth quarter.

— Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner-Herald

GEORGIA 35, GEORGIA TECH 20

Too much Nick Chubb for a Georgia Tech defense that has had trouble stopping the run on occasion this season. And the Bulldogs’ run defense, exposed by Florida, turned it around against Auburn, showing understanding of assignments and displaying the discipline required to stuff Tech’s option offense.

— Fletcher Page, Athens Banner-Herald

GEORGIA 20, GEORGIA TECH 14

Because it’s Georgia’s year.

— Chris Starrs, Athens Banner-Herald

GEORGIA 45, GEORGIA TECH 21

Hutson Mason is playing as well as he has all season, balancing a Georgia offense that will be too much for Georgia Tech to stop.

— Caitlyn Stroh, Athens Banner-Herald

GEORGIA 38, GEORGIA TECH 28

Nick Chubb tops 100 yards for the seventh straight game as the Bulldogs continue their series dominance. His exploits are supported by another efficient effort from Hutson Mason as Georgia wins sixth straight against Tech, which can’t keep pace with a one-dimensional attack.

— Jamie Wachter, Valdosta Daily Times

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