Mark Bradley

Mark Bradley is a sports columnist and blogger for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Live from Tech: Will Jackets waffle versus Wofford?

Bobby Dodd Stadium. Historic Grant Field. Did I mention it's hot? (M. Bradley)

To answer the question posed above: No.

With the exception of Middle Tennessee, Georgia Tech tends to beat teams from lesser divisions/conferences like a rug. Remember last year's opener, the 70-0 demolition of Elon? Remember 59-3 over Presbyterian in 2012? Remember 63-21 over Western Carolina in 2011?

(You might also remember the 10-7 victory over Gardner-Webb in 2008, but that was on a day when Joshua Nesbitt didn't play.)

It would be a major shock if Tech doesn't look good today. These games are made for the bigger program to look good. Indeed, the season's first three weeks -- the Jackets play Tulane next Saturday and then face Georgia Southern, new to FBS, Sept. 13 -- should leave them 3-0, if not terribly tested. Then they meet Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, which should provide a test.

About Wofford: The Terriers were 5-6 last season, losers of their final four games. They were beaten 69-3 by Baylor in their opener. They were picked fourth in the Southern Conference, one spot above the aforementioned Western Carolina.

About the weather: It's hot. It's humid. It's supposed to rain later in the afternoon, though not at kickoff.

About this live game thread: These are being reinstated after a year's absence, and we hope you'll avail yourselves of the format. I'll check back periodically. And I thank you, as ever, in advance.

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Mark Bradley is a sports columnist and blogger for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has been with the AJC since 1984.