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Jackets Travel to Take on No. 17/19 Ole Miss

Georgia Tech Football vs. No. 17/19 Ole Miss
Saturday, Sept. 16 · 7:30 p.m. ET · Oxford, Miss. · Vaught-Hemingway Stadium

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With an interception, forced fumble and fumble recovery in last Saturday’s win over South Carolina State, Georgia Tech Jr. DL Kyle Kennard (9 – above) became only the second Yellow Jacket since 2000 to record an INT, FF and FR in a single game (joining Bruce Jordan-Swilling, who accomplished the feat against Virginia in 2017).

Top Storylines

• Georgia Tech hits the road for the first time this season on Saturday when it travels to No. 17/19 Ole Miss.

• Despite being members of the Southeastern Conference together from the conference’s inaugural season in 1933 until Georgia Tech’s departure following the 1963 campaign, the Yellow Jackets are making their first-ever trip to Ole Miss. The Jackets and Rebels have met five times previously — twice at Tech (1946 and 2022) and three times in bowl games (1953 Sugar, 1971 Peach and 2013 Music City). Ole Miss leads the all-time series, 3-2.

• Saturday’s matchup pits two of college football’s most prolific offenses, as Georgia Tech and Ole Miss are ranked ninth and 13th, respectively, in total offense this season.

• The high-powered offenses are led by two of the nation’s top quarterbacks in Georgia Tech’s Haynes King (sixth nationally in touchdown passes, 12th in passing yards per game, 12th in total offense and 15th in passing efficiency) and Ole Miss’ Jaxon Dart (third in passing efficiency, ninth in TD passes, 11th in total offense and 13th in passing yards per game).

• Georgia Tech head coach Brent Key and Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin served on the staff together at Alabama in 2016, when Kiffin was in his third and final season as the Crimson Tide’s offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach and Key was in his first of three seasons as the Tide’s offensive line coach.

• Georgia Tech went 2-1 last season in road games against nationally ranked opponents, with wins at No. 24 Pitt (26-21 on Oct. 1) and at No. 13/11 North Carolina (21-17 on Nov. 19).

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