Jan. 20, 2005
ATLANTA–Georgia Tech’s 2005 football schedule, announced Thursday by the Atlantic Coast Conference, opens at national runner-up Auburn on Sept. 3, while the home slate is highlighted by a Thursday night matchup with NC State and the season-ending rivalry game with Georgia.
Coming off a 7-5 season and a school-record eighth straight bowl appearance, Tech faces its most challenging schedule in recent memory, including road tests at Auburn, Miami, Virginia Tech and Virginia.
Eight of the 11 teams on Tech’s 2005 schedule were bowl-eligible last fall: Virginia Tech, Miami, Virginia, North Carolina, Clemson, Auburn, Georgia and Connecticut. Only NC State, Duke and Wake Forest were not bowl-eligible in 2004. Four teams – Auburn (No. 2), Georgia (No. 6), Virginia Tech (No. 10) and Miami (No. 11) – were ranked 11th or higher in the final polls, while Virginia (No. 23) was also in the final Top 25.
Following the opener at Auburn, Tech begins its home slate and its Atlantic Coast Conference schedule by hosting North Carolina Sept. 10 at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field.
For the 13th year in a row, Georgia Tech will be featured in ESPN’s nationally-televised Thursday night package. The Jackets host NC State on Thursday, Oct. 6 at Bobby Dodd Stadium/Grant Field.
Other home games include Georgia (Nov. 26), Clemson (Oct. 29), Connecticut (Sept. 24) and Wake Forest (Nov. 5).
The trip to Auburn kicks off a grueling road schedule that also includes visits to Virginia Tech (Sept. 17), Miami (Oct. 22), Virginia (Nov. 12) and Duke (Oct. 15).
The complete Georgia Tech and Atlantic Coast Conference schedules are listed below. Times and television designations are to be announced.
Georgia Tech season tickets can be ordered or renewed online, beginning Jan. 24.
2005 Georgia Tech Football ScheduleSept. 3 at AuburnSept. 10 North CarolinaSept. 17 at Virginia TechSept. 24 ConnecticutOct. 6 NC StateOct. 15 at DukeOct. 22 at MiamiOct. 29 ClemsonNov. 5 Wake ForestNov. 12 at VirginiaNov. 26 Georgia
2005 ACC Football Schedule
Thurday, September 1
Vanderbilt at Wake Forest
Saturday, September 3
Boston College at Brigham Young Texas A&M at Clemson Duke at East Carolina Georgia Tech at Auburn Maryland vs. Navy (Baltimore, Md.) Virginia Tech at NC State Western Michigan at Virginia
Monday, September 5
Miami at Florida State
Saturday, September 10
Army at Boston College Clemson at Maryland Virginia Tech at Duke The Citadel at Florida State North Carolina at Georgia Tech NC State at Temple Wake Forest at Nebraska
Saturday, September 17
Florida State at Boston College Miami at Clemson VMI at Duke Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech West Virginia at Maryland Wisconsin at North Carolina Eastern Kentucky at NC State Virginia at Syracuse East Carolina at Wake Forest
Saturday, September 24
Boston College at Clemson Duke at Virginia Connecticut at Georgia Tech Maryland at Wake Forest Colorado at Miami North Carolina at NC State Ohio at Virginia Tech
Saturday, October 1
Ball State at Boston College Clemson at Wake Forest Navy at Duke Syracuse at Florida State Virginia at Maryland South Florida at Miami Utah at North Carolina Virginia Tech at West Virginia
Thursday, October 6
NC State at Georgia Tech
Saturday, October 8
Virginia at Boston College Duke at Miami Wake Forest at Florida State Maryland at Temple North Carolina at Louisville Marshall at Virginia Tech
Thursday, October 13
Clemson at NC State
Saturday, October 15
Wake Forest at Boston College Georgia Tech at Duke Florida State at Virginia Miami at Temple
Thursday, October 20
Virginia Tech at Maryland
Saturday, October 22
Temple at Clemson Florida State at Duke Georgia Tech at Miami Virginia at North Carolina NC State at Wake Forest
Thursday, October 27
Boston College at Virginia Tech
Saturday, October 29
Clemson at Georgia Tech Wake Forest at Duke Maryland at Florida State North Carolina at Miami Southern Mississippi at NC State
Saturday, November 5
Boston College at North Carolina Duke at Clemson NC State at Florida State Wake Forest at Georgia Tech Miami at Virginia Tech Temple at Virginia
Saturday, November 12
NC State at Boston College Florida State at Clemson Georgia Tech at Virginia Maryland at North Carolina
Thursday, November 17
Miami at Wake Forest
Saturday, November 19
Boston College at Maryland Clemson at South Carolina Duke at North Carolina Virginia Tech at Virginia
Saturday, November 26
Florida State at Florida Georgia at Georgia Tech Maryland at NC State Virginia at Miami North Carolina at Virginia Tech