Dec. 4, 2012
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech filled an opening in its 2013 football schedule by adding Alabama A&M to a non-conference lineup that already includes Brigham Young and Georgia.
The void in the Yellow Jackets’ schedule came when the ACC announced earlier this fall that it would play an eight-game conference schedule in 2013 instead of expanding to nine games.
Tech will host the Bulldogs, an FCS opponent out of the Southwestern Athletic Conference, Nov. 23, 2013 at Bobby Dodd Stadium – one week before the regular-season finale against rival Georgia. A&M finished the 2012 season with a 7-4 record, including a loss at Auburn to close the year.
The addition of Alabama A&M, coupled with a season opener scheduled against Elon, gives Georgia Tech two FCS non-conference opponents in 2013. The Yellow Jackets will need to win a minimum of seven games next fall to extend their school-record 16 consecutive postseason bowl appearances.
The Yellow Jackets will play seven home games in 2013.
Georgia Tech has never previously played Alabama A&M in football.