Nov. 21, 2017
Georgia Tech Football (5-5, 4-4 ACC) vs. No. 7 Georgia (10-1, 7-1 SEC)
Saturday, November 25, 2017 • Noon • Atlanta, Ga. • Bobby Dodd Stadium (55,000)
CLEAN, OLD-FASHIONED HATE • SWARM WEEK
TICKETS: SOLD OUT
TV: ABC | Watch Online
• One of college football’s most intense rivalries is renewed for the 112th time on Saturday when Georgia Tech hosts Georgia for the latest edition of “Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate.”
• The Georgia Tech-Georgia series is one of major college football’s oldest and most-played rivalries. Only 12 NCAA Division I FBS rivalries began before Georgia Tech and Georgia played for the first time in 1893 and only 17 FBS rivalries have been played more often than the 111 previous editions of “Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate.”
• Georgia holds a 65-41-5 advantage in the all-time series. However, Georgia Tech has won two of the last three installments in the series, including last season’s thrilling 28-27 win in Athens.
• Something has to give on Saturday, as Georgia Tech rides an eight-game home winning streak into the contest but has also lost eight in a row to Georgia at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
• The Yellow Jackets’ eight-game home winning streak began with a 35-24 win over Georgia Southern on Oct. 15 of last season. It is their longest string of wins at Bobby Dodd Stadium since they also won eight in a row on The Flats from Nov. 21, 1998-Sept. 2, 2000.
• The Jackets’ last win over UGA at Bobby Dodd Stadium was a 51-48 overtime triumph on Nov. 27, 1999. Each of Tech’s last four wins in the series have come on the road.
• Georgia Tech is 5-0 at home this season and 0-5 away from Bobby Dodd Stadium.
• No. 7 Georgia is Georgia Tech’s third top-10 opponent this season (joining Miami and Clemson), which marks only the second time in the last 34 years that the Yellow Jackets have played three top-10 teams in the same regular season. Tech also played three top-10 teams in 2015.
• Each of the last four Georgia Tech-Georgia games have been decided by seven points or less, which is tied for the longest string of games decided by a touchdown or less in the history of “Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate.” Four-straight GT-UGA games were also decided by a touchdown or less from 1907-1911 (the teams did not play in 1908).
• For only the second time in school history, Georgia Tech has two 1,000-yard rushers this season in junior QB TaQuon Marshall (1,074 yards) and sophomore BB KirVonte Benson (1,009 yards). The only other time that a Tech tandem both surpassed the 1,000-yard rushing mark in the same season came in 2009 with BB Jonathan Dwyer (1,395 yards) and QB Joshua Nesbitt (1,037 yards).
• Marshall needs only 13 yards on the ground to break Georgia Tech’s single-season record for rushing yards by a quarterback. His predecessor as the Yellow Jackets’ starting signal-caller, Justin Thomas, holds the record with 1,086 rushing yards in 2014.
• Saturday is Senior Day at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Twenty Yellow Jackets will be honored during a pregame ceremony prior to their final home contest: DB Lance Austin, DB Lawrence Austin, PK Bennett Barton, OL Shamire Devine, DB Step Durham, DL KeShun Freeman, AB J.J. Green, DB Corey Griffin, WR Ricky Jeune, QB Matthew Jordan, DB Shaun Kagawa, LB Terrell Lewis, QB Chase Martenson, DB Zach Matthews, WR Antonio Messick, DB Josh Selembo, DL Antonio Simmons, OL Trey Smith, BB Brady Swilling and LS Casey Wilson.