For the second consecutive week, N'Kosi Perry will be the Miami Hurricanes starting quarterback this weekend when they face the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
Perry took over for the injured Jarren Williams at quarterback in Miami's game against Virginia Tech two weeks ago and almost led the Hurricanes to a come-from-behind victory. Then last week, Perry led the Hurricanes to a 17-9 win over the Virginia Cavaliers. But head coach Manny Diaz has continued to say that Williams will be the Hurricanes' starting quarterback once he has recovered from his shoulder injury.
Georgia Tech will be traveling to Hard Rock Stadium hoping to get only its second victory of this season. Last weekend, the Yellow Jackets fell to the Duke Blue Devils 41-23.
The all-time series between Georgia Tech and Miami is tied at 12 wins apiece. In their meeting a year ago, the Yellow Jackets were able to come away with a 27-21 win over the Hurricanes.
Georgia Tech at Miami
Kickoff: Saturday, Oct. 19 at 12 p.m. ET
TV: ACC Network
Spread: Miami -18
When Georgia Tech Has the Ball
Transitioning from an option to a pro-style offense has been difficult for the Yellow Jackets this year. They're still searching for a consistent player at the quarterback position, as well as receivers in the passing game.
The one thing Georgia Tech does have, of course, is a talented group at running back. Against Duke last week, Jordan Mason recorded his second 100-yard game of the season. On the year, Mason has rushed for 423 yards and five touchdowns while averaging 5.7 yards per carry. Tobias Oliver has also been a contributor in the running game with 279 yards and two touchdowns on the season.