Sept. 26, 2016
Georgia Tech Football (3-1, 1-1 ACC) vs. No. 14 Miami (Fla.) (3-0, 0-0 ACC)
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 Noon ET Atlanta, Ga Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field (55,000)
Noting Saturday’s Matchup
For the second-straight week, Georgia Tech welcomes a nationally ranked opponent to Bobby Dodd Stadium when it hosts No. 14 Miami (Fla.) for a high-noon showdown.
Despite last Thursday’s loss to No. 5/3 Clemson, Georgia Tech remains an impressive 7-3 against ranked opponents at home in Paul Johnson’s nine seasons as the Yellow Jackets’ head coach.
Georgia Tech’s quest for a fifth ACC Coastal Division championship in 12 years begins in earnest with its first division matchup of the season. The Yellow Jackets have finished first or second in the Coastal Division six times in eight seasons under Johnson and seven times in 11 seasons since the ACC went to its two-division format in 2005.
Georgia Tech is looking to bounce back from recording just 124 yards of total offense in last week’s 26-7 loss to Clemson, which was its lowest offensive output of the Johnson era. However, the last time that the Yellow Jackets managed less than 200 yards in a game (157 in a 41-17 loss to BYU on Oct. 27, 2012), they rebounded to average 466 yards per contest over their next four outings, including 401 in a 33-13 win at Maryland the next week.
True freshman B-back Dedrick Mills was a bright spot in last week’s loss to Clemson, rushing for a career-high 75 yards and a touchdown. His 4.7-yard rushing average was a game-high and the highest attained by any player against Clemson this season (min. five attempts). Despite playing in only three games, Mills is tied for fourth in the ACC with five touchdowns this season.