Oct. 6, 2014
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech will open the 2015 football season against Alcorn State and its home-and-home series with Ole Miss has been moved back five years, the Athletic Association announced Monday. Also announced was a date with Kennesaw State in 2021.
Tech’s 2015 season opener against the Braves is scheduled for Thu., Sept. 3, at Bobby Dodd Stadium. It will mark the first series meeting between the schools.
Georgia Tech and Ole Miss were scheduled to play in 2017 and 2018, but the Rebels accommodated Tech’s request to move the series back so the Jackets could schedule other “Power 5” games in those seasons. Georgia Tech will host the Rebels in 2022, and the Yellow Jackets will make the return visit to Oxford in 2023.
Despite Tech being a former SEC member, the Jackets and Rebels have only met four times on the gridiron. The 2022 meeting will be the first regular-season game in the series since 1946 – a 24-7 Tech win in Atlanta. Georgia Tech beat Ole Miss in the 1953 Sugar Bowl, but lost the 1971 Peach and 2013 Music City bowl meetings.
Georgia Tech will also play the state’s newest football program, Kennesaw State, on Sept. 4, 2021. Kennesaw State’s first season of football will be 2015 and will be at full-scholarship level (FCS) in 2018. The addition of Kennesaw State follows Georgia Tech’s commitment to play Division I Georgia schools in football. The Jackets played the Georgia Bulldogs every year. Georgia Tech hosted Georgia Southern this season and will host Mercer in 2016.
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