Primetime Homecoming Battle Set for Saturday at Bobby Dodd

Oct. 17, 2017

Georgia Tech Football (3-2, 2-1 ACC) vs. Wake Forest (4-2, 1-2 ACC) 
Saturday, October 21, 2017 • 7:30 p.m. • Atlanta, Ga. • Bobby Dodd Stadium (55,000)

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Top Storylines
• Georgia Tech (3-2, 2-1 ACC) looks to bounce back from its second heartbreaking loss of the season when it hosts Wake Forest (4-2, 1-2 ACC) for the Yellow Jackets’ annual homecoming game on Saturday night at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

• Georgia Tech saw the opportunity to grab sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division slip away last Saturday in a 25-24 loss at No. 11/10 Miami (Fla.). The Yellow Jackets led for much of the game before the Hurricanes capped a 15-play, 85-yard drive with a 24-yard game-winning field goal with four seconds to go in the ballgame.

• The one-point loss was Georgia Tech’s second of the season. The Jackets also suffered a 42-41, double-overtime defeat to Tennessee in the season-opening Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on Labor Day evening at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta.

• Just five games into the season, Georgia Tech has already tied an ACC record with two one-point losses. The Jackets are the first ACC team with two one-point defeats in a season since Clemson and Duke both had a pair of one-point losses in 2006.

• Despite last week’s setback, the Yellow Jackets remain firmly in the hunt for the Coastal Division title and a berth in the ACC Championship Game. With six games still remaining, the Jackets are only a game behind Miami (5-0, 3-0 ACC) and a half-game behind Virginia (5-1, 2-0 ACC) in the Coastal Division standings. 

• Of the 300 minutes that Georgia Tech has played in regulation this season, it has only trailed for a total of 20:43 overall. The Yellow Jackets have trailed for just four seconds in regulation after halftime — the final four seconds of last Saturday’s 25-24 loss at No. 11/10 Miami (Fla.).

• Georgia Tech is 52-15-1 all-time in homecoming games, dating back to the Institute’s first homecoming in 1949. The Yellow Jackets have won four-straight and 19 of their last 21 homecoming contests.

• The primetime affair is Georgia Tech’s first Saturday night home game since its legendary 22-16 triumph over No. 9 Florida State (the “Miracle on Techwood Drive”) on Oct. 24, 2015.

• Wake Forest needs a win to keep its hopes for an ACC Championship Game berth alive. After a 4-0 start, the Demon Deacons have dropped two-straight to perennial ACC Atlantic Division powers Florida State (26-19) and Clemson (28-14).


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