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Georgia Tech Hosts Hokies for Homecoming

Georgia Tech Football vs. Virginia Tech
Saturday, Oct. 30 · Noon ET · Atlanta, Ga. · Bobby Dodd Stadium

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Georgia Tech is averaging 6.9 yards per play over the past three games (Oct. 2 vs. Pitt, Oct. 9 at Duke, Oct. 23 vs. Virginia), which is tied for 11th nationally over that span.

 

Top Storylines

• For the first time in two years, Georgia Tech renews its rivalry with Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division foe Virginia Tech on Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

• Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech only met once prior to the Hokies joining the ACC in 2004 but squared off for 16-straight seasons from 2004-19 before last year’s matchup was not part of the teams’ reconfigured schedules due to Covid-19.

• Most notably, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech have combined to win 10-of-15 ACC Coastal Division championships (GT – four; VT – six) since the conference went to a two-division format in 2005 (2005-19 — there were no divisions in 2020 due to Covid-19).

• Georgia Tech has alternated wins and losses in its seven games this season. The Yellow Jackets are one of only three NCAA Division I FBS teams that have not won or lost consecutive games this season (Boise State – 3-4 and Northwestern – 3-4 are the others).

• The Yellow Jackets are coming off a hard-fought 48-40 defeat at Virginia (6-2, 4-2 ACC) last Saturday. The Jackets trailed 48-27 with less than four minutes to play but, thanks in large part to back-to-back successful onside kicks by ACC Specialist of the Week Jude Kelley, they pulled within eight points with less than 30 seconds to go and had the ball at the UVA 31 yard line when the potential game-tying touchdown pass was batted down in the end zone as time expired.

• Georgia Tech Fr. QB Jeff Sims threw for three touchdown passes in last Saturday’s defeat at Virginia, marking the third time in only 15 career games that he has thrown for at least three touchdowns. He is just the fourth Yellow Jackets QB since 2000 to throw for at least three touchdowns in a game as many as three times.

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