Georgia Tech Football: Five Most Important Games for Yellow Jackets in 2015

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Apr 25, 2015; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies quarterback Michael Brewer (12) stands with head coach Frank Beamer during halftime of the Orange Maroon spring game at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports

5. Georgia Tech vs. Virginia Tech – November 12

Georgia Tech will have to face-off against division rival Virginia Tech on Thursday night football. This is one of the team’s last games of the year and will be a huge deciding factor in which bowl game they will earn.

The Hokies boast one of the league’s most dominant defensive line as well as cornerback Kendall Fuller who won ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year and was named to the All-ACC First team in 2014. Defense is their best quality and will ultimately be the deciding factor in this game.

Last year, Georgia Tech was able to remain unbeaten in week 4, winning on a game-winning field goal as time expired. Starting quarterback Justin Thomas could only complete 7-of-18 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown in the win. He also was dominant in the run, rushing for 165 yards on 22 attempts. Meanwhile, Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Brewer threw for 297 yards and three interceptions in the loss.

Brewer will come out slinging early on, looking to improve upon his weak performance against the Yellow Jackets in 2014.

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