Oct. 15, 2012
|Georgia Tech (2-4, 1-3) vs. Boston College (1-5, 0-3)|
|Game 7 (Home 5)||Saturday, October 20, 3 p.m. ET|
|Location||Atlanta, Ga. | Bobby Dodd Stadium | Weather|
|Radio||790AM | 106.7FM | Sirius 132 | XM 193 | Georgia Tech IMG Sports Network affiliates|
|Television||Regional Sports Networksnbsp;|
|Game Information||Georgia Tech Notes | BC Notes | ACC Notes|
|Season Information||2012 Football Media Guide | GT Notes Archive | News Clippings | Depth Chart|
|Social Media||Twitter (Hashtag: #GTBC12) | Facebook | YouTube|
RESTED YELLOW JACKETS HOST BOSTON COLLEGE SATURDAY AT GRANT FIELD
At the midway point of the 2012 campaign, Georgia Tech plays host to Boston College Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium at 3 p.m. and the Yellow Jackets are looking to regroup from a 2-4 start.
Tech posted a gutsy effort its last time out on the road at No. 15 Clemson, leading the Tigers 31-30 in the fourth quarter before the hosts pulled away to hand the Jackets their third consecutive loss.
Tech is 5-2 all-time versus Boston College, but the Eagles have not visited Bobby Dodd Stadium since 2007.
Following Saturday’s game versus BC, the BYU Cougars are in town next weekend at 3 p.m.
The Yellow Jackets have rushed for more yards than any FBS team since 2008 and own the nation’s third-leading rushing attack this season at 331.0 yards per game.
Tech announced Oct. 8 that third-year defensive coordinator Al Groh had been relieved of his duties. With the change, Charles Kelly will continue to coach the secondary and assume the role of interim coordinator. Joe Speed will handle outside linebackers, Andy McCollum will coach inside linebackers and Dave Walkosky will coach the defensive line.
Senior QB Tevin Washington has rushed for 12 touchdowns in the last four games, including a school-record-tying four TD effort versus Middle Tennessee State on Sept. 29.
Washington leads the ACC and is second nationally in scoring at 13.3 points per game. His 13 rushing TDs are second-most nationally, and the most by an FBS QB.
With 31 career rushing TDs, Washington stands second all-time at Tech and in the ACC. He continues to close in on Joshua Nesbitt’s (2007-10) school and ACC record of 35 rushing TDs by a quarterback.
Tech has two players ranked among the ACC’s top 10 in rushing, led by Washington’s 68.0 yards per game.
Senior AB Orwin Smith has racked up 742 all-purpose yards this season, with 672 coming over the last four games (168.0 average).
Smith’s career average of 10.1 yards per carry is the highest by any FBS player with 100+ career carries.
TECH-BOSTON COLLEGE SERIES NOTES
Georgia Tech leads the all-time series, 5-2.
The last time the Yellow Jackets and Eagles met came in 2008, a 19-16 Tech victory in Chestnut Hill. That game was Paul Johnson’s first ever ACC game as Tech’s head coach.
The last time the two teams met in Atlanta, in 2007, Eagles quarterback Matt Ryan engineered a 24-10 win over the Jackets in a battle of nationally-ranked teams.
The Jackets and Eagles have split the four previous meetings in Atlanta.