Another Key ACC Coastal Showdown Awaits at UNC

Georgia Tech Football (4-4, 2-3 ACC) at North Carolina (1-6, 1-4 ACC)
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 • 12:15 p.m. • Chapel Hill, N.C. • Kenan Stadium (50,500)

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Jordan Mason ran for a career-high three touchdowns in last Thursday’s 49-28 romp at Virginia Tech.


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• Coming off perhaps its most impressive victory of the season, Georgia Tech looks to move within one game of bowl eligibility and remain alive in the wide-open race for the Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division title when it travels to North Carolina on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 12:15 p.m. at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C.

• Georgia Tech (4-4, 2-3 ACC) is fresh off handing Virginia Tech its first ACC loss of the season with a 49-28 romp in Blacksburg, Va. last Thursday.

• Behind 215 yards from redshirt freshman quarterback Tobias Oliver, who was making his first-career start, the Yellow Jackets rushed for 465 yards in the win at VT. The 465-yard rushing effort marked the fourth time this season and 25th time in head coach Paul Johnson’s 11 seasons at Georgia Tech that the Jackets rushed for at least 400 yards in a game.

• Making last week’s dominance on the ground even more impressive is the fact that the Yellow Jackets didn’t complete a pass in the 21-point victory. The Jackets were 0-for-1 in pass attempts, marking the first time since a 16-7 win over Georgia in 1977 that Tech did not complete a pass in a game. It was the 18th time since 2002 that an NCAA Division I FBS team did not complete a pass in a game (teams that haven’t completed a pass are 14-4 during that stretch).

• Georgia Tech is in search of its second-straight win over North Carolina, following last season’s 33-7 rout in Atlanta (Sept. 30). The GT-UNC series has been a streaky one since Johnson’s arrival on The Flats in 2008. After North Carolina won in ‘08, the Yellow Jackets won five in a row from 2009-13, followed by three-straight Tar Heel victories from 2014-16 before Tech got back in the win column last season.

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