UNC Football vs. Georgia Tech: Staff Predictions

The North Carolina Tar Heels are looking to extend their winning streak by hosting Georgia Tech on Saturday afternoon. UNC enters this game as double-digit favorites and hopes to improve their college football playoff standings with another victory.

With two regular season games remaining, UNC hopes to finish strong before its showdown with Clemson in the Atlantic Coast Conference title game in a few weeks. But they cannot anticipate at the risk of being upset by the Yellow Jackets.

North Carolina lost to Georgia Tech last year in Atlanta in what was just a miserable game for UNC. However, this one is home and in front of another sold-out crowd. Plus, UNC is a much better team.

As we always do, let’s move on to our staff picks for this Week 12 game.

Zack Pearson

Prediction: UNC 45, Georgia Tech 27

Season record: 8-2

The Tar Heels enter the game as 21-point favorites at home. It’s a game UNC should win and it should be another big day for Heisman nominee Drake Maye.

Even with a struggling defense, I think UNC runs away with this one early on and stays ahead, picking up another win.

Richard Adkins

Prediction: UNC 41, Georgia Tech 32

Season record: 9-1

The North Carolina Tar Heels are the top team heading into this game against Georgia Tech. However, the expected blowout outcome should be questioned as this game has a trap written all over it. A C
is on a six-game winning streak and Georgia Tech is coming off a 35-14 loss at home to Miami. Despite the differences in momentum, the Yellow Jackets are rolling out a new quarterback this weekend, and
this unknown factor has haunted North Carolina in games like this. Against Florida A&M, one of the main reasons for the struggles is the lack of available tape. North Carolina will have to figure out Georgia Tech early and keep the pressure on.

Alec Lasley

Prediction: UNC 38, Georgia Tech 23

Season record: 9-1

How will UNC react today after winning the ACC Coastal last week? Georgia Tech has some question marks at quarterback, starting a new QB today, and will be a variable the Tar Heels will need to figure out early. North Carolina is clearly the superior team but needs to make sure they are mentally ready for this one. Will there be disappointment? Other years, maybe. But I think Mack Brown has this team ready to go. Tar Heels should continue their winning streak.

The story originally appeared on Tarheels Wire