THE FLATS – Georgia Tech announced on Thursday that it will host Northern Illinois and Western Carolina for non-conference football games in 2021 and 2022, respectively. The Yellow Jackets will face NIU for the first time on Sept. 25, 2021 and square off against WCU for the sixth time on Sept. 10, 2022. Both games will be played at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Northern Illinois is a member of the NCAA Division I FBS Mid-American Conference. Western Carolina is a member of the NCAA Division I FCS Southern Conference and the alma mater of Georgia Tech head coach Geoff Collins. Collins played defensive back and outside linebacker for WCU from 1989-92 and earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management and exercise science.
With the additions of NIU and WCU, Georgia Tech’s non-conference schedules are complete through 2022.
UPCOMING GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULES
Sept. 12 vs. Gardner-Webb
Sept. 19 vs. UCF
Nov. 14 vs. Notre Dame (at Mercedes-Benz Stadium)
Nov. 28 at Georgia
Sept. 4 vs. Kennesaw State
Sept. 25 vs. Northern Illinois
Nov. 20 at Notre Dame
Nov. 27 vs. Georgia
Sept. 10 vs. Western Carolina
Sept. 17 vs. Ole Miss
Sept. 24 at UCF
Nov. 26 at Georgia
This Saturday, Georgia Tech begins a stretch of seven-straight ACC games when it hosts North Carolina at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. (TV: ACC Network). Saturday’s contest versus UNC is Georgia Tech’s annual Family Weekend and Hall of Fame game. The Yellow Jackets will wear their onyx gray Cape Day uniforms as part of adidas’ 2019 Strategy Uniform series and in honor of kids battling illnesses and injuries at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Tickets are still available at ramblinwreck.com/footballtickets.
ACC Network has launched!
The ACC Network is a linear and digital platform dedicated to 24/7 coverage of ACC sports that launched on Aug. 22, 2019. It will exclusively televise approximately 450 live events each year, including 40 football games and 150 men’s and women’s basketball contests.
Don’t get shut out! For more information and to learn if your cable/satellite/digital provider is among the six national providers and 60+ local providers carrying the ACC Network, visit GetACCN.com. Georgia Tech fans whose cable/satellite/digital providers aren’t carrying the ACC Network are urged to contact their providers and ask for the ACC Network to be a part of their subscription, or make the switch to one of the six national providers that currently carries ACCN (DirectTV, Dish Network, Hulu, PlayStation Vue, Sling and YouTube TV).