Mitch Griffis, Top Wake Forest vs. Georgia Tech Players to Watch – Week 4

Written By PlayPicks Staff on September 18, 2023

At 6:30 PM ET on Saturday, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-0) are at home against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (1-2).

The Demon Deacons last hit the field against the Vanderbilt Commodores, and they won 36-20. The Yellow Jackets picked up a 48-13 win last time out against the South Carolina State Bulldogs.

In that last outing for the Demon Deacons, Mitch Griffis completed 24 of 41 passing attempts (58.5%) and totaled 312 yards through the air, connecting on three touchdown passes but giving away two interceptions. Justice Ellison had 16 rushing attempts and finished with 86 yards. Taylor Morin found paydirt twice, and ended the contest with six catches for 112 yards.

For the Yellow Jackets in their last game, Haynes King completed 28 of 41 passing attempts (68.3%) and totaled 307 yards through the air, completing two touchdown passes and one touchdown as a rusher. Jamal Haynes had 19 rushing attempts and wound up with 72 yards while also hauling in three receptions for 28 yards. Eric Singleton Jr. found paydirt once, and ended the contest with five catches for 97 yards.

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Wake Forest Players to Watch

  • Griffis leads the team with 837 passing yards (279 yards per game) and has a 61.9% completion percentage this year (60-of-97) while throwing eight touchdowns with three interceptions.
  • Demond Claiborne has run for a team-leading 269 yards on 50 carries (89.7 yards per game) while scoring one touchdown.
  • Tate Carney has 117 yards on 13 carries (117 ypg), with one rushing touchdown.
  • Jahmal Banks has 18 catches, leading his team with 223 yards (74.3 ypg) while also scoring three touchdowns this season.
  • Morin has also added 176 yards on 12 catches and two touchdowns. He averages 58.7 receiving yards per game this year.
  • This season Wesley Grimes is averaging 57.3 yards per game, with eight catches for 172 yards and one touchdown.

Georgia Tech Players to Watch

  • King leads the team with 910 passing yards (303.3 yards per game) and has a 66.7% completion percentage this year (68-of-102) while throwing nine touchdowns with one interception. He also has 95 rushing yards on 25 carries with one touchdown, averaging 31.7 yards per game.
  • Haynes has churned out a team-high 236 rushing yards (78.7 yards per game) and scored one touchdown. He has tacked on nine catches for 86 yards (28.7 receiving yards per game).
  • So far this year Trevion Cooley has rushed for 196 yards on 32 carries (65.3 ypg), with three rushing touchdowns. Cooley also makes an impact in the passing game, catching six passes for 66 yards (22 ypg) while scoring one touchdown.
  • Singleton Jr. has hauled in 10 passes for a team-high 200 yards while scoring three touchdowns. He averages 66.7 yards per game.
  • Malik Rutherford has chipped in with 179 yards (on 14 catches).
  • Christian Leary has 118 receiving yards on 10 receptions, averaging 39.3 yards per game.

Wake Forest vs. Georgia Tech Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Wake Forest -3.5 -110 -110 58.5 -110 -110

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Team Stat Comparison

Wake Forest Georgia Tech
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 33.3 (59) 35 (52)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 20.3 (49) 33.3 (109)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 5 (77) 4 (60)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 7 (12) 3 (84)

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