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Georgia Tech Football at Duke
Saturday, Oct. 9 · 12:30 p.m. ET · Durham, N.C. · Wallace Wade Stadium

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^ 680 AM/93.7 FM The Fan will move to Atlanta Braves MLB Playoffs coverage at 3:05 p.m. Tech coverage will remain on Xtra 106.3 FM/1230 AM until the conclusion of the Georgia Tech Sports Network’s broadcast of GT vs. Duke.

Jahmyr Gibbs’ (1 – above) 125 receiving yards last Saturday versus Pitt were the most in a game by a Georgia Tech running back since Steve Harkey had 132 receiving yards against South Carolina on Sept. 12 1970.

 

Top Storylines

• Looking to take a .500 record into its bye week, Georgia Tech visits Duke for a pivotal Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division showdown on Saturday.

• With a win, Georgia Tech (2-3, 1-2 ACC) would even its overall and ACC records heading into its lone bye of the season next week.

• Taking a .500 record into the midway point of the season would be quite the accomplishment for Tech, which is less than three years into its monumental rebuild under head coach Geoff Collins. Most notably, a third win would match the Yellow Jackets’ win total from each of the past two seasons with six games still to play, as well as keep the Jackets’ Coastal Division title aspirations alive.

• In order to move to .500, Georgia Tech will need to reverse recent history at Duke’s Wallace Wade Stadium, where the Yellow Jackets have not won since 2013 (a span of three-straight road losses to the Blue Devils).

• Last season, Tech snapped a three-game overall losing streak to Duke with a 56-33 triumph at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta. Jeff Sims threw for three touchdowns, Jahmyr Gibbs ran for 91 yards and two TD in less than one half and Jordan Domineck had a strip sack and fumble recovery for a score in the convincing win.

• The Yellow Jackets forced five turnovers in last year’s win over Duke, Tech’s most takeaways in a game since 2014

• Saturday’s game will be the 89th all-time meeting between Jackets and Blue Devils. Georgia Tech and Duke have met every season since their first matchup in 1933, making it the longest continuous rivalry on Tech’s schedule.

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