Date: Saturday, September 16, 2000
Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. EST
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
Stadium: Bobby Dodd Stadium/Grant Field (46,000)
Expected Attendance: 42,000
Series Record: Georgia Tech leads, 14-9
Television: The game will be regionally televised live on Home Team Sports, with Bob Socci handling the play-by-play and John Feinstein providing the color commentary. The game will not be televised in the Atlanta area.
Radio Network: The Georgia Tech/ISP Sports Network comprises more than 45 stations in four states, including WGST (640 AM) as the flagship station, serving Atlanta with a 50,000-watt daytime signal on AM and 20,000 watts on FM. Wes Durham is in his sixth season calling the play-by-play, while Kim King, in his 27th year, provides the color analysis. Edgar Treiguts hosts the pre-game show, beginning one hour prior to kickoff. A call-in show with Tech AD Dave Braine begins two hours before kickoff.
Series History: Georgia Tech and Navy have met on 23 previous occasions, with the Yellow Jackets holding a 14-9 lead in the all-time series. The Midshipmen had won five of six meetings from 1976 through 1996 before Tech broke that streak with a 49-14 win in Annapolis last year. In that game, quarterback Joe Hamilton threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third, and tailback Philip Rogers added three more scores as the Yellow Jackets piled up 487 yards of total offense.
Georgia Tech: 1-1 overall, 0-1 ACC. At Virginia Tech, ccd./weather; defeated Central Florida, 21-17; lost to Florida State, 21-26.
Navy: 0-1 overall. Lost to Temple, 6-17.
Georgia Tech: George O’Leary (New Hampshire ’68)
Sixth season at Georgia Tech: 37-26 (.587); sixth as a head coach: 37-26 (.587).
Navy: Charlie Weatherbie (Oklahoma State ’77)
Sixth season at Navy: 29-29 (.500), ninth as a head coach: 44-48 (.478).
Georgia Tech Statistical Leaders
Total Offense: QB George Godsey, -8 yards rushing, 378 yards passing, 370 yards total, 78 plays, 4 TDR.
Passing: QB George Godsey, 37 completions, 63 attempts, 378 yards, 0 interceptions, 4 TD.
Rushing: TB Joe Burns, 99 yards, 29 carries, 3.4 avg., 1 TD.
Receiving: FL Will Glover, 11 catches, 87 yards, 7.9 avg., 0 TD.
Scoring: SE Kerry Watkins, 1 TD, 1 PAT, 8 points.
Defense: LB Recardo Wimbush, 15 tackles, 3 TFL, 1 sack, 1 fumble recovered.
Navy Statistical Leaders
Total Offense: QB Brian Broadwater, 41 yards rushing, 75 yards passing, 116 yards total, 28 plays, 1 TDR.
Passing: QB Brian Broadwater, 6 completions, 13 attempts, 75 yards, 0 interceptions, 0 TD.
Rushing: QB Brian Broadwater, 41 yards, 15 carries, 2.7 avg., 1 TD.
Receiving: WR Billy Hubbard, 1 catch, 33 yards, 33.0 avg., 0 TD.
Scoring: QB Brian Broadwater, 1 TD, 6 points.
Defense: LB Jake Bowen, 12 tackles, 2 TFL.
Georgia Tech Offense: Multiple; Defense: Multiple
Navy Offense: Spread; Defense: 3-4
Starters Average Weight
OL+ Backs* DL LB's DB'sGeorgia Tech 283 207 273 229 188 *Includes WRsNavy 287 193 255 234 183 +includes Tes
Starters by Class
Georgia Tech – 6 seniors, 8 juniors, 6 sophomores, 2 freshmen
Navy – 11 seniors, 9 juniors, 2 sophomores, 0 freshmen
Navy Travel Plans: Team headquarters is the Westin Peachtree Plaza, (Phone: 404-659-1400). The team will return to Annapolis immediately following the game.