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by: AnthonyP On  Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Chick-fil-A Bowl Game Preview and Prediction
Stadium Georgia Dome
Location Atlanta, Georgia
Previous Stadiums Grant Field (1968—1970)
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (1971—1991)
Operated 1968—present
Conference Tie-ins ACC, SEC
Payout US$3,250,000 (ACC) (As of 2006)
US$2,400,000 (SEC) (As of 2006)
Sponsors
Chick-fil-A (1998–present)
Former names
Peach Bowl (1968–1997)
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (1998–2005)
2007 Matchup
Auburn vs. Clemson (Auburn 23, Clemson 20 OT)
2008 Matchup
Georgia Tech vs. LSU (December 31)

LSU Tigers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Chick-fil-A Bowl Game Preview

In many people’s eyes the best team in the ACC Conference this year was the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, with wins against Boston College, Clemson, Florida State, Miami (Fla) and Georgia.  The Jackets really flourished with the option offense, rushing for over 400 yards in their final two games.  It really comes down to strength against strength as the LSU Tigers enter the game with the 17th ranked rush defense.

The Tigers did not have a good season overall defensively however, they did not compete well against the elite teams in the SEC.  The Tigers youth was evident at the quarterback position, Jarrett Lee and Andrew Hatch did not get it done towards the end of the season.  A quarterback that did get the job done was the leader of the triple threat for the Yellow Jackets, Josh Nesbitt, he leads the third ranked rush offense into this one.

Chick-fil-A Bowl Game Prediction

The youth of the Tigers’ quarterbacks may prove to be a big problem in this game, the Georgia Tech defense will most likely send numerous blitz packages their way.  Georgia Tech will crowd the line of scrimmage and force Jarrett Lee to beat them with his arm.  On the other side of the ball, the Yellow Jackets will need to make some plays through the air as the Tigers will also stuff the line scrimmage and make Nesbitt make some plays through the air.

Chick-fil-A Bowl Game PickGeorgia Tech Yellow Jackets (-4)

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