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Georgia Tech Readies for No. 20/17 Ole Miss

Georgia Tech Football vs. Ole Miss
Saturday, Sept. 17 · 3:30 p.m. ET · Atlanta, Ga. · Bobby Dodd Stadium

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Dontae Smith (4 – above) is the only running back in NCAA Division I FBS to compile at least 100 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries or less in a game this season, which he did with 102 yards and three scores on 11 carries last Saturday against Western Carolina. Florida QB Anthony Richardson is the only other FBS player to accomplish the feat this season, which he did against Utah on Sept. 3.

Top Storylines

• Georgia Tech football continues a challenging opening stretch to its 2022 season on Saturday when it hosts No. 20/17 Ole Miss for a highly anticipated battle at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

• Despite both teams having been founding members of the Southeastern Conference in 1932 and competing in the SEC together from 1933 until Georgia Tech’s departure from the league following the 1963 season, Saturday’s meeting is only the second-ever regular-season matchup between Tech and Ole Miss and the first since Oct. 12, 1946 (a 24-7 GT win in Atlanta).

• The Yellow Jackets have squared off in three bowl games since their lone regular-season matchup — the 1953 Sugar Bowl (a 24-7 GT win that clinched the 1952 national championship for the Yellow Jackets), the 1971 Peach Bowl (a 41-18 Ole Miss win) and the 2013 Music City Bowl (a 25-17 Ole Miss win).

• Georgia Tech (1-1) is coming off a 35-17 win over Western Carolina. Playing on four days’ rest, the Yellow Jackets fell into an early 14-7 hole, but held the Catamounts to just three points over the final 51:02 of the contest and cruised to the comfortable victory.

• Tech averaged 7.1 yards per rush, 6.7 yards per play and 1.77 points per minute of possession while limiting WCU to 3.0 yards per rush, 5.2 yards per play and 0.42 points per minute of possession in last Saturday’s triumph.

• Ole Miss opened the 2022 season with wins over Troy (28-10) and Central Arkansas (59-3). The Rebels have won 12-of-15 games since Lane Kiffin was hired as their head coach prior to last season and haven’t lost to an unranked team under Kiffin’s watch.

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