Nov. 20, 2014
THE FLATS – No. 18 Georgia Tech will face No. 3 Florida State in the 2014 Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game on Dec. 6 after clinching the ACC Coastal Division crown. Georgia Tech (9-2, 6-2) clinched its fourth ACC Coastal Division title following Duke’s 45-20 loss Thursday night to North Carolina.
It’ll be Tech’s fourth ACC Championship Game appearance and third in the last six years. The Yellow Jackets are 1-2 in their previous ACCCG appearances (2009 win later vacated). This is the fourth time in seven seasons that Tech has finished first or tied for first in the division under head coach Paul Johnson.
“Congratulations to our team and coaching staff on winning the Coastal Division title and earning a trip to the ACC Championship game,” Georgia Tech AD Mike Bobinski said. “We’re excited by the opportunity to compete for a conference championship and add another accomplishment to what has been a terrific season.”
“I am proud to see the hard work our team has put in all year pay off with the ACC Coastal Division title,” head coach Paul Johnson said. “We have lots of work to do over these next two weeks!”
The 2014 title game will be a rematch of the 2012 title bout against the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles – a 21-15 FSU win.
For more information on the 2014 Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game, fans can visit http://buzz.gt/ACC14Champ.
ACC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME TICKETS
Tickets for the 2014 Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game start at $75 and are limited in each price-level. Tickets purchased through Georgia Tech Athletics will be located in the official GT sections at Bank of America Stadium. Click here to purchase tickets.
GTAA is offering a limited number of student tickets in the lower bowl end zone for only $35 on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets can be purchased over the phone by calling 404-894-5447, in person at the GTAA Ticket Office, or online.
Georgia Tech will close out its regular-season slate Nov. 29 against No. 10 Georgia in Athens. Kickoff is set for noon ET on the SEC Network. When the Jackets and Bulldogs take the field, it’ll be the 109th meeting of “Clean, Old Fashioned Hate” – the nation’s 19th-most frequently played series among FBS schools.
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GEORGIA TECH ACC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME HISTORY
2006 – No. 16 Wake Forest 9, No. 22 Georgia Tech 6 (Jacksonville, Fla.)
2009* – No. 10 Georgia Tech 39, Clemson 34 (Tampa, Fla.)
2012 – No. 12 Florida State 21, Georgia Tech 15 (Charlotte, N.C.)
2014 – No. 18 Georgia Tech vs. No. 3 Florida State (Charlotte, N.C.)
*win later vacated