By the numbers: Georgia Tech vs. Virginia Tech

September 10, 2016 Atlanta - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets head coach Paul Johnson watches their practice before their season home opener against the Mercer on Saturday, September 10, 2016. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

September 10, 2016 Atlanta – Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets head coach Paul Johnson watches their practice before their season home opener against the Mercer on Saturday, September 10, 2016. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

A by-the-numbers preview of Georgia Tech’s (5-4, 2-4) game against Virginia Tech (7-2, 5-1) on Saturday in Blacksburg, Va.:

0.29

Points per play averaged by Virginia Tech’s opponents this season.

0.39

Points per play averaged by Georgia Tech’s opponents this season.

0.45

Points per play averaged by Virginia Tech’s and Georgia Tech’s offenses this season.

4.8

Yards per play averaged by Virginia Tech’s defense this season.

5.7

Yards per play averaged by Virginia Tech’s offense.

6.1

Yards per play averaged by Georgia Tech’s opponents.

6.6

Yards per play averaged by Georgia Tech’s offense.

8

Sacks this season for Georgia Tech. It’s last in the ACC in that stat.

9

Fumbles lost by Georgia Tech this season.

12

Fumbles lost by Virginia Tech this season.

13.8

Average yards per catch for Virginia Tech.

19.9

Average yards per catch for Georgia Tech.

20.2

Points per game allowed on average by Virginia Tech.

26.2

Points per game allowed on average by Georgia Tech.

27

Percent conversion rate on third down for Tech’s opponents.

27.2

Points per game averaged by Georgia Tech.

30:58

Average time of possession for Georgia Tech.

32:21

Average time of possession for Virginia Tech per game.

34.9

Points per game averaged by Virginia Tech.

40

Percent conversion rate on third down for Virginia Tech.

46

Percent conversion rate on third downs for Georgia Tech.

52

Percent conversion rate on third downs for Georgia Tech’s opponents.

73

Percent scoring rate for Virginia Tech’s opponents inside the 20-yard line.

80

Percent scoring rate for Georgia Tech’s opponents inside the 20-yard line.

81

Percent scoring rate for Georgia Tech inside the 20-yard line.

87

Percent scoring rate inside the 20-yard line for Virginia Tech.

125.8

Rushing yards per game allowed by Virginia Tech.

168.6

Rushing yards per game allowed by Georgia Tech.

193.3

Rushing yards per game averaged by Virginia Tech.

201.7

Average passing yards per game allowed by Virginia Tech’s defense.

251.1

Average passing yards per game for Virginia Tech.

257.2

Average rushing yards per game for Georgia Tech.

772

Sacks for Virginia Tech since Bud Foster became defensive coordinator before the 1996 season. It’s the most in FBS in that span.

 

 

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