The Quick Lane Bowl is on ESPN and DTV 206
Pick: Georgia Tech (-5.5)
This is the last game Paul Johnson will coach for Georgia Tech as he is set to retire after 11 seasons with the Yellow Jackets so expect his players to be motivated. On the other side, Minnesota has several players suspended for this game and coach PJ Fleck has not released any information on how many players will not be suiting up for the Gophers. Linebacker Blake Cashman, the leader of Minnesota’s defense, and offensive tackle Donnell Greene are not playing due to NFL Draft preparations. Our pick here is mostly a fade of Minnesota than a buy on Georgia Tech, as we expect the Yellow Jackets’ triple option attack to break the spirit of a short-handed Gophers team, much how Army did last weekend against Houston.