"Marvelous Jarvous 12" (from Denver) does an in-depth comparison of the two teams (which makes for good reading), then simplifies the equation to make the final score dependent upon the number of turnovers ND forces. Expecting 2-3, he predicts ND will take GT to the woodshed for a 38-17 beating.
Jeff @ Ramblin Racket retorts:
"... I find it very odd that you take this game down to Irish turnovers. When analyzing the defenses, you point out for each team that their turnover differential was +10. For Tech, you go on to mention it was only +2 vs. 8 bowl teams. You neglect to discuss the Irish's turnover differential vs. bowl teams, and also neglect to mention that the Irish did not even FACE eight bowl teams. They faced eight non-bowl teams."
The reply by Marvelous is not surprising, given all the numbers in his analysis:
"... you have to be somewhat realistic ... there's not a single statistical fact that points to Georgia Tech winning the football game."
This was also true when GT played Auburn in '03 and '05. The statistics must have taken those days off. Guess that's why they play the games on the field, rather than just simulate them using the stats.