By: John Wickham

Just like their rival, Georgia Tech was an underdog entering their championship game and just came up short losing to Florida State, 21-15. Tech needed a waiver from the NCAA to become bowl eligible after finishing with a losing record. Georgia Tech will again travel to El Paso to play in the Sun Bowl for the second year in a row, this time against Southern California. Last year they lost in OT to Utah, 30-27.

It is the first meeting between Georgia Tech and USC (7-5) since 1973, when Tech lost 23-6 to the then-No. 1-ranked Trojans. The Jackets are 1-2 against USC. They are trying to win their first bowl game under coach Paul Johnson, who is 0-4. It is also their third straight game against teams stacked with NFL-caliber players.

I feel like this is going to be a game a lot like they played against Florida State. USC has a lot of talent but most of it is on the offensive side of the ball. If Tech can play ball control offense and keep the Trojans high scoring offense off the field they might have a chance in this game.