Nov. 29, 2014
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| #16 GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS (9-2) at #9 GEORGIA BULLDOGS (9-2)|
Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 • 12 p.m. ET • Athens, Ga. • Sanford Stadium (92,746)
|TV: SEC Network • Radio: 680 AM / 93.7 FM / GT Radio Network • Satellite: Sirius 113 / XM 190|
ATHENS, Ga. – The 109th renewal of the nation’s 19th-most played rivalry kicks off Saturday when the 16th-ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets visit the ninth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs in Athens. Kickoff is set for noon ET on the SEC Network. This weekend marks the 16th time that at least one of the teams is ranked in the last 18 series meetings.
OFFICIAL GAME HASHTAGS
Georgia is Georgia Tech’s most played rivalry. Saturday marks the 109th series meeting, making it the 19th-most played rivalry among FBS schools and the third-most played rivalry featuring an ACC school. Georgia holds a 64-39-5 all-time series advantage.
- The two schools first met in 1893 – a 28-6 Tech win in Athens.
- At least one team has been ranked in 16 of the last 18 series meetings
- Georgia Tech has been ranked 10 times in the last 18 series meetings vs. Georgia
- The two schools have met every year since 1925; Saturday will be the 80th consecutive year the two teams have played on the gridiron.
WHEN OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS
Georgia Tech’s 116 points off turnovers are the fourth-most in FBS this season. The Yellow Jackets are one of only five teams to score 110+ points off turnovers in 2014. 41 of Georgia Tech’s 116 points off turnovers have come via a defensive touchdown. Georgia Tech has converted 18 of its 24 takeaways into points (16 touchdowns, 2 field goals).
SECOND HALF ADJUSTMENTS
Georgia Tech has scored a TD on its opening drive of the second half in eight of 11 games this season, including the last five. Each of the last five drives to open the second half has lasted 75 yards – at North Carolina, at Pitt, vs. Virginia, at NC State, and vs. Clemson.
Georgia Tech has allowed only 10 sacks in 11 games, the sixth-fewest in FBS and the fewest in the ACC. Only Oklahoma (6), New Mexico State (8), Wisconsin (8), Michigan (9), and Northern Illinois (9) have allowed fewer.
Get the statistical preview for Saturday’s “Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate” (click image for full infographic).
THE GOVERNOR’S CUP
Since 1995, the varsity winner of Georgia/Georgia Tech is awarded the Governor’s Cup. However, from 1933-93 the freshman teams met on Thanksgiving Day in Atlanta for a charity game. During this time in college football, freshmen were ineligible and each school played an annual freshman or junior varsity schedule.
The charity game’s origins can be traced to 1930 when the old Southern Conference played an all-star game. Three years later, Georgia head coach H.J. Stegeman and Georgia Tech head coach William Alexander convinced a group of Atlanta businessmen to serve on a committee for the purpose of selling tickets to a freshman game between the schools. The proceeds were designated to annually benefit Scottish Rite Hospital.
For 60 years, Georgia and Georgia Tech met on The Flats for a freshman football game until 1993, when NCAA-mandated scholarship and roster limitations forced the game to be discontinued. In 1994, a “Legends Game” was held to maintain the tradition of the game. At the schools’ request, the NCAA agreed to recognize the varsity rivalry, and every year since 1995, the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation presents the Governor’s Cup to the winning team.
It was during these freshmen games when fans got their first glimpses of future Tech and UGA legends. Georgia Tech concluded the JV series with a 30-28-1 advantage.
DOWNLOAD GEORGIA TECH GAMEDAY APP (Download: App Store | Google Play)
Georgia Tech Athletics joined forces with IMG and SportsLabs to develop the Georgia Tech Gameday app to keep Yellow Jackets fans connected to the action while on campus or watching from home. The Georgia Tech Gameday App will replace the current official app for Georgia Tech Athletics.
The Georgia Tech Gameday App is packed with robust social, on-campus and stat-driven features that enhance the gameday experience by delivering: free live game audio; real-time Instagram and Twitter feeds from the team and fans; the official game-day guide with key times, events and need-to-know information including stadium maps and parking to plan the day; live conference and Top 25 scores, real-time stats; opt-in alerts for weather updates, pre-game events, play-by-play information and more.
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