DATE: Saturday, November 20, 1999
KICKOFF: 3:30 p.m. EST
LOCATION: Winston-Salem, N.C.
SERIES RECORD: Tech leads, 16-5
STADIUM: Groves Stadium (31,500)
EXPECTED ATTENDANCE: 22,000
RADIO NETWORK: The Georgia Tech/ISP Sports Network comprises more than 45 stations in four states, including WGST-Radio (640 AM/105.7 FM) as the flagship station, serving Atlanta with a 50,000-watt daytime signal on AM and 50,000 watts on FM. Wes Durham is in his fifth season calling the play-by-play, while Kim King, in his 26th year, provides the color analysis. Edgar Treiguts hosts the pre-game show, beginning one hour prior to kickoff. A call-in show with Tech AD Dave Braine begins two hours before kickoff.
LAST MEETING: TB Charlie Rogers rushed for two TDs and returned a punt for another, and Tech set a school record for points against an ACC opponent in a 63-35 victory that clinched a share of the 1998 ACC title for the Yellow Jackets. Tech leads the overall series with Wake Forest, 16-5, and has won six of eight games against the Demon Deacons at Groves Stadium. Tech has won four straight against Wake Forest, including a 28-26 win on its last visit to Winston-Salem in 1997. The Demon Deacons last defeated the Jackets in 1994 by a 20-13 score in Atlanta. Tech also has won four straight against Wake Forest at Groves Stadium dating back to a 28-24 Deacon win in 1988.
Georgia Tech: 7-2 overall, 5-2 ACC
Defeated Navy, 49-14; lost to Florida State, 41-35; defeated Central Florida, 41-10; defeated Maryland, 49-31; defeated North Carolina, 31-24 (ot); defeated Duke, 38-31; defeated NC State, 48-21; lost to Virginia, 45-38; defeated Clemson, 45-42.
Wake Forest: 5-5 overall, 2-5 ACC
Defeated Army, 34-15; lost to Virginia, 35-7; defeated NC State, 31-7; defeated Rutgers, 17-10; lost to Maryland, 17-14; lost to Florida State, 33-10; defeated Alabama-Birmingham, 47-3; lost to Clemson, 12-3; defeated North Carolina, 19-3; lost to Duke, 48-35.
Georgia Tech: George O’Leary (New Hampshire ’68)
Fifth season at Georgia Tech: 35-23 (.603); fifth as a head coach: 35-23 (.603)
Wake Forest: Jim Caldwell (Iowa ’77)
7th season at Wake Forest: 22-54 (.289), 7th as a head coach: 22-54 (.289)
GEORGIA TECH STATISTICAL LEADERS
Total Offense: QB Joe Hamilton, 604 yards rushing, 2,438 yards passing, 3,042 yards total, 361 plays, 30 TDR
Passing: QB Joe Hamilton, 158 completions, 233 attempts, 2,438 yards, 8 interceptions, 24 TD
Rushing: TB Sean Gregory, 686 yards, 126 carries, 5.4 avg., 10 TD
Receiving: FL Kelly Campbell, 58 catches, 964 yards, 16.6 avg., 9 TD
Scoring: K Luke Manget, 8-11 FG, 46-46 PAT, 70 points
Defense: SS Chris Young, 68 tackles, 1 interception
WAKE FOREST STATISTICAL LEADERS
Total Offense: QB Ben Sankey, 357 yards rushing, 1,408 yards passing, 1,765 yards total, 348 plays, 13 TDR
Passing: QB Ben Sankey, 123 completions, 211 attempts, 1,408 yards, 9 interceptions, 8 TD
Rushing: TB Morgan Kane, 937 yards, 236 carries, 4.0 avg., 9 TD
Receiving: SE Jammie Deese, 31 catches, 439 yards, 14.2 avg., 3 TD
Scoring: TB Morgan Kane, 11 TD, 66 points
Defense: LB DaLawn Parrish, 52 tackles
Offense: Multiple; Defense: Multiple
Offense: Multiple; Defense: Multiple
STARTERS AVERAGE WEIGHT: OL+ Backs* DL LB's DB'sGeorgia Tech 287 211 267 227 188 *Includes WRsWake Forest 298 210 275 225 187 +includes Tes
STARTERS BY CLASS
6 seniors, 5 juniors, 7 sophomores, 4 freshmen
17 seniors, 2 juniors, 2 sophomores, 1 freshman
GEORGIA TECH TRAVEL PLANS: The Jackets will depart Friday morning at 10:30 a.m., and will conduct a short walk-through at Groves Stadium at approximately 1 p.m. Team headquarters is the Holiday Inn Select, 5790 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, N.C., 27105. The team will return to Atlanta after the game.