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After returning home victorious in The South's Oldest Rivalry, the Wahoos are hosting Homecomings this weekend. The annual tradition marks the beginning of a three-game homestand to end the 2019 regular season.

Virginia (6-3, 4-2) brings a 4-0 home record to the table in this contest against Georgia Tech (2-6, 1-4). The Yellow Jackets are 1-3 on the road this season. Last week, they fell to Pitt 20-10 at home in Atlanta.

Regional Sports Networks will broadcast the game beginning at 12:30 on Saturday. You can find your local affiliate here.

Game Uniform

The Hoos will hit the field in the George Welsh era inspired white-orange-white uniform set.

You would be hard pressed to find a closer rivalry among UVA's ACC foes than this one.

Keys To Victory

Run Defense

Paul Johnson and his triple option may be gone, but Georgia Tech's offense is still based on their ability to run the ball. 

New coach Geoff Collins knew that the removal of Johnson's triple option and subsequent overhaul of the offense would be a multi-season endeavor. He's not asking the Yellow Jackets to do anything difficult this year, especially in the passing game. Instead, it's a ground and pound approach. And sophomore running back Jordan Mason is excelling in that offense.

Mason was a low 3 star recruit out of Tennessee. Now, the 6-1 219 pound sophomore is the sixth leading rusher in the ACC at 622 yards on 110 carries (5.7 yards per carry). That's good for 77.8 yards per game. He has 6 rushing touchdowns as well.

ESPN's Football Power Index currently gives UVA a 91.3% chance to win this game.

Given the state of the rebuild underway in Atlanta, it's really hard to disagree with that. Yes, Georgia Tech upset Miami this year. But that game likely says much more about The U than it does about Georgia Tech. These Yellow Jackets did lose at home to The Citadel earlier this year.

They're slowly getting better, however. Last week, they gave Pitt all that the Panthers wanted. The Jackets' offense was still putrid, but they only lost 20 to 10.

Bryce Perkins was a revelation last week against the Tarheels. He looked healthy and explosive. It was, by far, the best he's looked all year.

Look for Perkins to be a difference maker on the ground. And GT's offense will not be able to take advantage of UVA's secondary woes.

27 to 13, UVA wins!

 

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