Nov. 22, 2016
Georgia Tech Football (7-4, 4-4 ACC) at Georgia (7-4, 4-4 SEC)
Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 • Noon ET • Athens, Ga. • Sanford Stadium (92,746)
TV: SEC Network | Watch Online
• One of college football’s oldest and most intense rivalries is renewed for the 111th time on Saturday when Georgia Tech visits Georgia in the latest edition of “Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate.”
• Both teams are hot going into Saturday’s regular-season finale. Georgia Tech (7-4, 4-4 ACC) has won four of its last five games and rides consecutive victories over No. 18 Virginia Tech (30-20 on Nov. 12) and Virginia (31-17 last Saturday) into Saturday’s game. Georgia has won three in a row, highlighted by a 13-7 win over No. 8 Auburn on Nov. 12.
• 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 18 FBS rivalries have been played more often than the 110 previous editions of “Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate.”
• Georgia holds a 65-40-5 advantage in the all-time series, including a 30-14-1 edge in games played in Athens. However, Georgia Tech has come out on top in two of its four trips to Sanford Stadium under head coach Paul Johnson, including a 30-24 overtime triumph in its most recent visit to Athens on Nov. 29, 2014.
• A win on Saturday would give Georgia Tech consecutive wins at Georgia for the first time since the Yellow Jackets claimed back-to-back wins at Sanford Stadium in 1998 (21-19) and 2000 (27-15).
• With a win, Georgia Tech would reach the eight-win mark in the regular season for the second time in the last three campaigns and the fourth time in nine campaigns under Johnson. Prior to Johnson’s arrival in 2008, the Jackets had won eight regular-season games only eight times in the previous 51 years (1957-2007).