Sept. 12, 2016
Georgia Tech Football (2-0, 1-0 ACC) vs. Vanderbilt (1-1, 0-1 SEC)
Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 • 12:30 p.m. ET • Atlanta, Ga • Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field (55,000)
Noting Saturday’s Matchup
• Looking to move to 3-0 for fourth time in the last six seasons, Georgia Tech hosts Southeastern Conference foe Vanderbilt for a non-conference matchup on Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
• Georgia Tech stands at 2-0 for the seventh time in nine seasons under head coach Paul Johnson thanks to a season-opening ACC win over Boston College (17-14 in Dublin, Ireland) and last Saturday’s home-opening triumph over Mercer (35-10).
• With a win over Vanderbilt (1-1) on Saturday, the Yellow Jackets would move to 3-0 for the fourth time in the last six seasons (2011, 2013, 2014). Prior to 2011, Georgia Tech was 3-0 just four times in 40 seasons since 1971 (1984, 1990, 2001 and 2005).
• In last Saturday’s 35-10 victory over Mercer, Georgia Tech scored its most and allowed its fewest points in 12 games, dating back to last season’s 65-10 win over Tulane.
• On special teams, Georgia Tech has blocked field goals in each of the first two games of this season. The Yellow Jackets’ 16 blocked kicks since the beginning of the 2013 season are the most by any NCAA Division I FBS team during that span.
• Saturday’s matchup is the 38th all-time between Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt. However, the Yellow Jackets and Commodors have squared off only three times since 1967 – 2002, 2003 and 2009.
• Georgia Tech leads the all-time series 19-15-3 and is unbeaten in 12 meetings with Vanderbilt since World War II (11-0-1).