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Jackets Ready for South Carolina State on The Flats

Georgia Tech Football vs. South Carolina State
Saturday, Sept. 9 · 1 p.m. ET · Atlanta, Ga. · Bobby Dodd Stadium

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With 313 passing yards in last Friday’s season opener, r-So. QB Haynes King (10 – above) became the first player in Georgia Tech history to throw for 300 yards or more in his debut as a Yellow Jacket.

Top Storylines

• Georgia Tech returns to Bobby Dodd Stadium at Hyundai Field for the first time in 2023 when it hosts South Carolina State on Saturday afternoon.

• The Yellow Jackets will open their 111th season at their venerable home stadium — the oldest on-campus football venue in NCAA Division I FBS.

• Georgia Tech is coming off a season-opening 39-34 loss to Louisville in last Friday’s Aflac Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Behind four second-quarter touchdowns, the Yellow Jackets raced out to a 28-13 halftime lead, but Louisville stormed back in the second half for the come-from-behind win.

• One of many bright spots for the Yellow Jackets in the season-opening defeat was the play of QB Haynes King. In his first game in the White and Gold after transferring to Georgia Tech from Texas A&M, King completed 19-of-32 passes for 313 yards and three touchdowns. His 313 passing yards are tied for 23rd in Georgia Tech single-game history and are the most ever by a Jackets’ QB in his Tech debut (no other GT QB has ever thrown for 300 yards in his debut in the White and Gold).

• Georgia Tech’s 34 points in last Friday’s opener were its most in a game since a 35-17 win over Western Carolina on Sept. 10 of last season and its most against an NCAA Division I FBS opponent since a 48-40 loss at Virginia on Oct. 23, 2021. The Yellow Jackets’ 488 yards of offense were their most in any game since they had 570 in the 2021 defeat at Virginia.

• With a win on Saturday, Georgia Tech would become the 21st program in FBS history with 750 all-time victories.

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