Game No. 1
GEORGIA TECH vs. No. 10/11 VIRGINIA TECH
Date: Sunday, August 27, 2000
Kickoff: 8 p.m. EST
Location: Blacksburg, Va.
Series Record: Georgia Tech leads, 1-0
Stadium: Lane Stadium/Worsham Field (55,075)
Expected Attendance: 53,000
Television: The Georgia Tech-Virginia Tech game will be televised nationally by ESPN2, with Ron Franklin calling the play-by-play, Mike Gottfried providing analysis and Adrian Karsten on the sidelines. Tech is 76-72-1 in televised games, but this game marks the Yellow Jackets’ first appearance on ESPN2.
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 sixth season calling the play-by-play, while Kim King, in his 27th 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: Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech’s lone previous meeting came in Atlanta in 1990, with the Yellow Jackets taking a 6-3 decision. Georgia Tech’s only points came on a pair of Scott Sisson field goals, including the game winner from 38 yards out with just eight seconds left. One week earlier, Georgia Tech had knocked off No. 1 Virginia in Charlottesville to vault to No. 7 in the national polls, and the win kept alive Tech’s undefeated season and drive to the 1990 national title.
Georgia Tech: 8-4 overall, 5-3 ACC.
Defeated Navy, 49-14; lost to Florida St., 41-35; defeated UCF, 41-10; defeated Maryland, 49-31; defeated N. Carolina, 31-24 (ot); defeated Duke, 38-31; defeated NC State, 48-21; lost to Virginia, 45-38; defeated Clemson, 45-42; lost to Wake Forest, 26-23; defeated Georgia, 51-48; lost to Miami, 28-13 (Gator Bowl).
Virginia Tech: 11-1 overall, 7-0 BIG EAST.
Defeated JMU, 47-0; defeated UAB, 31-10; defeated Clemson 31-11; defeated Virginia, 31-7; defeated Rutgers, 58-20; defeated Syracuse, 62-0; defeated Pittsburgh, 30-17; defeated West Virginia, 22-20; defeated Miami, 43-10; defeated Temple, 62-7; defeated Boston College, 38-14; lost Florida St., 49-26 (Sugar Bowl).
Georgia Tech: George O’Leary (New Hampshire ’68)
Sixth season at Georgia Tech: 36-25 (.590); sixth as a head coach: 36-25 (.590).
Virginia Tech: Frank Beamer (Virginia Tech ’69)
14th season at Virginia Tech: 88-60-2 (.593), 19th as a head coach: 130-83-4 (.608).
Georgia Tech Returning Statistical Leaders
Total Offense: TB Sean Gregory, 837 yards rushing, 0 yards passing, 837 yards total, 172 plays, 13 TDR. Passing: QB George Godsey, 5 completions, 13 attempts, 57 yards, 1 interception, 0 TD.
Rushing: TB Sean Gregory, 871 yards, 172 carries, 4.9 avg., 13 TD.
Receiving: FL Kelly Campbell, 69 catches, 1,105 yards, 16.0 avg., 10 TD.
Scoring: K Luke Manget, 11-16 FG, 53-53 PAT, 86 points.
Defense: LB Recardo Wimbush, 91 tackles, 1 interception.
Virginia Tech Returning Statistical Leaders
Total Offense: QB Michael Vick, 585 yards rushing, 1,840 yards passing, 2,425 yards total, 260 plays, 20 TDR. Passing: QB Michael Vick, 90 completions, 152 attempts, 1,840 yards, 5 interceptions, 12 TD.
Rushing: RB Andre Kendrick, 671 yards, 103 carries, 6.3 avg., 7 TD.
Receiving: FL Andre Davis, 35 catches, 962 yards, 27.5 avg., 9 TD.
Scoring: FL Andre Davis, 12 TD, 72 points.
Defense: ROV Cory Bird, 74 tackles, 6 sacks.
Offense: Multiple; Defense: Multiple
Offense: Multiple; Defense: 4-3
|Starters Average Weight:||OL+||Backs*||DL||LB’s||DB’s|
|Georgia Tech||283||207||273||229||188||*Includes WRs|
|Virginia Tech||278||208||254||223||200||+includes TEs|
Starters by Class
Georgia Tech – 5 seniors, 8 juniors, 6 sophomores, 3 freshmen
Virginia Tech – 6 seniors, 10 juniors, 5 sophomores, 1 freshman
Georgia Tech Travel Plans: Team headquarters is the Holiday Inn Tanglewood, 4468 Starkey Road, Roanoke, Va., 24014 (Phone: 540-774-4400). The team will return to Atlanta immediately after the game.