Nov. 1, 2016
Georgia Tech Football (5-3, 2-3 ACC) at No. 18/17 North Carolina (6-2, 4-1 ACC)
Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 Noon ET Chapel Hill, N.C. Kenan Stadium (63,000)
Riding the momentum of back-to-back victories, Georgia Tech football begins a grueling November with a contest at No. 18/17 North Carolina. Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m. at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C. and the game will be televised live on the ACC Network.
Saturday’s game at North Carolina begins a stretch of three road dates in Georgia Tech’s final four regular-season games.
Georgia Tech hits the road following consecutive home wins over Georgia Southern (35-24 on Oct. 15) and Duke (38-35 on Oct. 29).
At 5-3 overall, the Yellow Jackets need just one win in their final four regular-season games to become bowl-eligible for the 19th time in the last 20 seasons.
At 2-3 in ACC play, Tech also remains in contention for the Coastal Division title and a berth in the 2016 ACC Championship Game, especially with opportunities against Coastal front-runners North Carolina (6-2, 4-1 ACC) and Virginia Tech (6-2, 4-1 ACC) looming in the next two weeks.
Georgia Tech amassed 605 yards of total offense in last Saturday’s win over Duke, which was the Jackets’ highest offensive output in 26 games, dating back to a 612-yard effort in a 56-28 win at Pitt on Oct. 25, 2014.
The Yellow Jackets’ 605-yard output was highlighted by quarterback Justin Thomas racking up a career-high 459 yards of total offense (264 passing, 195 rushing) and accounting for four touchdowns (two passing, two rushing). After posting the third-highest single-game yardage total in program history, Thomas was named the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week and ACC Offensive Back of the Week.