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Sellout for Tech-BYU Game

Sept. 19, 2002

Georgia Tech’s football game against Brigham Young, scheduled for Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field, is a sellout, Tech announced Thursday.

That marks Georgia Tech’s second consecutive sellout at the newly expanded and renovated Bobby Dodd Stadium/Grant Field, which currently holds 43,719 spectators.

The Tech-BYU game will be regionally televised on ABC, including Atlanta affiliate WSB Channel 2. Radio coverage on the Georgia Tech-ISP Radio network is available in the Atlanta area on flagship station 790 the Zone (WQXI-AM) as well as South 107.1 (WSTH-FM) and Magic 98.1 (WMGP-FM).

Both teams enter the game with identical 2-1 records. The matchup between the Yellow Jackets and Cougars is the first ever meeting between the two schools on the gridiron and features two of college football’s top rushers in Tech’s Tony Hollings, who ranks fifth in the nation in rushing with 148.0 yards per game and BYU’s Marcus Whalen, who is sixth at 138.7 yards per game.

Hollings, who leads the nation in scoring with 16.0 points per game, quarterback A.J. Suggs (Powder Springs, Ga.) and the receiving tandem of seniors Will Glover (Tampa, Fla.) and Kerry Watkins (LaPlace, La.) pace a Yellow Jacket attack that has averaged 31.7 points per game. Suggs has completed 69 percent of his passes (36-for-58) for 469 yards and four touchdowns with just one interception. Watkins is Tech’s leading receiver with 14 catches for 298 yards and one touchdown, while Glover adds six receptions for 58 yards and two scores.

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