Dec. 5, 2014
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| #11 GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS (10-2) vs. #4 FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES (12-0)|
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 • 8 p.m. ET • Charlotte, N.C. • Bank of America Stadium (73,298)
|TV: ABC • Radio: 680 AM / 93.7 FM / GT Radio Network • Satellite: Sirius 113 / XM 193 (GT Broadcast)|
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – No. 11 Georgia Tech will look to claim its 17th conference championship when it faces off against defending national champion Florida State in Saturday’s ACC Football Championship Game. The 2014 #ACCFCG will kick at 8 p.m. ET on ABC and 680 The Fan.
OFFICIAL GAME HASHTAGS
WATCH FRIDAY’S #ACCFCG PREGAME PRESS CONFERENCES
Watch live coverage of the 2014 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship pre-game press conferences. Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson will address the media at 1 p.m., followed by Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher at 1:30 p.m.
2014 ACC COACH OF THE YEAR: Paul Johnson
Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson was named 2014 ACC Coach of the Year, his third ACC COY honor. He became only the fifth coach in ACC history to win three or more ACC COY honors, the first since George Welsh.
TAR HEEL SUCCESS
Georgia Tech is making its third trip to the state of North Carolina in the last seven weeks.
TECH TAKEAWAYS TELL A STORY
Georgia Tech is averaging 2.6 takeaways in wins this season (12.3 points off turnovers per win), while only posting one takeaway in its two losses.
Saturday will be the 24th series meeting between the schools and the first since the 2012 ACC Championship Game (a 21-15 FSU win). Florida State leads the series, 13-9-1.
- Georgia Tech opened the series with an 8-game unbeaten streak – wins in 1952, 1955, 1958, 1963, 1970, 1971, and 1975. Tech and FSU tied in 1962.
- Florida State won the first 12 meetings as ACC rivals (1992-2003).
- Georgia Tech has won two of the last three meetings – 2008 (31-28) and 2009 (49-44).
Quayshawn Nealy’s eight career interceptions are tied for the most among active non-defensive backs in the nation. The senior also has four career defensive touchdowns, including two this season.
With its 30-24 OT road win at Georgia, Georgia Tech clinched just its ninth 10-win season in program history – and fourth of the ACC era. Paul Johnson became the second GT head coach to post multiple 10-win seasons on The Flats.
3RD DOWN CONVERSIONS
Georgia Tech continues to lead FBS in 3rd down conversions with a clip of 57.4 percent (85 of 148). The Jackets also lead the ACC in 4th down conversion rate.
WHEN OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS
Georgia Tech’s 123 points off turnovers are the fourth-most in FBS this season. Tech has seven red-zone takeaways – second-most in FBS. 41 of Tech’s 123 points off turnovers have come via a defensive touchdown.
Get the statistical preview for Saturday’s ACC Football Championship Game (click image for full infographic).
CLEAR BAG POLICY ENFORCED AT BANK OF AMERICA STADIUM
Bank of America Stadium encourages fans to not bring any type of bags. Fans will be able to carry the following style and size bag, package, or container at stadium plaza areas, stadium gates, or when approaching queue lines of fans awaiting entry into the stadium.
- Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12.”
- One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).
- Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, or 4.5″ x 6.5″ with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the stadium along with one of the clear bag options.
- An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at the gate.
DOWNLOAD GEORGIA TECH GAMEDAY APP (Download: App Store | Google Play)
Georgia Tech Athletics joined forces with IMG and SportsLabs to develop the Georgia Tech Gameday app to keep Yellow Jackets fans connected to the action while on campus or watching from home. The Georgia Tech Gameday App will replace the current official app for Georgia Tech Athletics.
The Georgia Tech Gameday App is packed with robust social, on-campus and stat-driven features that enhance the gameday experience by delivering: free live game audio; real-time Instagram and Twitter feeds from the team and fans; the official game-day guide with key times, events and need-to-know information including stadium maps and parking to plan the day; live conference and Top 25 scores, real-time stats; opt-in alerts for weather updates, pre-game events, play-by-play information and more.
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