Nov. 14, 2017
Georgia Tech Football (5-4, 4-3 ACC) at Duke (4-6, 1-5 ACC)
Saturday, November 18, 2017 • 3:30 p.m. • Durham, N.C. • Wallace Wade Stadium (40,004)
• Georgia Tech (5-4, 4-3 ACC) looks to become bowl eligible for the 20th time in the last 21 seasons with a win at Duke (4-6, 1-5 ACC) on Saturday.
• The Yellow Jackets pulled within a victory of bowl eligibility with a 28-22 win over No. 17 Virginia Tech last Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
• Georgia Tech hopes that the triumph over Virginia Tech sparks a late-season winning streak similar to last season. A year ago, a 30-20 victory over the 18th-ranked Hokies was the first of four-consecutive wins to close the season for the Jackets.
• The Yellow Jackets are looking for their first win of the season away from home. Tech is 0-4 in games played away from Bobby Dodd Stadium in 2017, although its average margin of defeat is just five points.
• In three of its four losses this year, Georgia Tech’s opponent scored the winning points in the final 82 seconds of regulation or in overtime.
• All three of Georgia Tech’s true road games this season (Oct. 14 at Miami, Oct. 28 at Clemson, Nov. 4 at Virginia) have been played in driving rainstorms. In their last 12 outdoor contests, the Jackets are 9-0 when it doesn’t rain and 0-3 when it does.
• Georgia Tech set a school record last Saturday by averaging 70 yards per completion in the win over Virginia Tech. The Yellow Jackets completed two passes in the victory — a 60-yard touchdown from TaQuon Marshall to Brad Stewart in the third quarter and the game-winning 80-yard touchdown from Marshall to Ricky Jeune with 6:30 to go in the ballgame.
• Saturday’s game is the 85th all-time between Georgia Tech and Duke.
• The Yellow Jackets and Blue Devils first met on the gridiron in 1933 and have played every year since.
• Duke is Georgia Tech’s third-most common opponent all-time, behind only Georgia (111 meetings) and Auburn (92).
• Georgia Tech holds a commanding 51-32-1 advantage in the all-time series.
• The Yellow Jackets hold a slim 21-19 advantage in games played in Durham but are 11-2 at Wallace Wade Stadium since 1991.
• Georgia Tech is 23-4 overall against Duke since 1990. However, after the Jackets came out on top 18 times in a 19-year stretch from 1995-2013, the Blue Devils have won two of the last three games in the series (2014 and 2015).