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The Last Word Before #GTvsMIA

Nov. 20, 2015

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Georgia Tech is on the road for the final time in the regular season on Saturday for a 12:30 p.m. kickoff versus Miami at Sun Life Stadium. The Yellow Jackets return to Sun Life Stadium after winning last season’s Capital One Orange Bowl, 49-34, over Mississippi State on New Year’s Eve.

The game is live on the ACC Network, and can be heard on the Georgia Tech IMG Sports Network, locally on 680 The Fan and 93.7 FM.


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Sun Life Stadium encourages fans to not bring any type of bags. Fans will be able to carry the following style and size bag, package, or container at stadium plaza areas, stadium gates, or when approaching queue lines of fans awaiting entry into the stadium.

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12.”
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).
  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, or 4.5″ x 6.5″ with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the stadium along with one of the clear bag options.
  • An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at the gate.

• Georgia Tech and Miami will meet for the 21st time overall and the seventh time in Miami.
• Georgia Tech leads the all-time series 11-9, but Miami holds a 4-2 advantage at home and a 3-0 mark at Sun Life Stadium.
• Tech won last year’s meeting 28-17 in Atlanta and is looking for consecutive wins in the series for the first time since winning four straight from 2005 to 2008.

• This will be the 12th meeting between Georgia Tech and Miami as ACC Coastal Division rivals.
• Since Miami joined the ACC, the Hurricanes hold a 6-5 series lead.
• This will be Georgia Tech’s first trip to Sun Life Stadium since its 49-34 win in the 2014 Capital One Orange Bowl over Mississippi State.
• Georgia Tech is 2-4 in Sun Life Stadium winning the 1997 CarQuest Bowl against West Virginia, 35-30, and the 2014 Capital One Orange Bowl against Mississippi State, 49-34.
• Tech’s last road win in the series came in 2007, a 17-14 Yellow Jacket win at the old Orange Bowl Stadium.
• The Jackets and Hurricanes met in the postseason following the 1999 season, a 28-13 Miami victory in the Gator Bowl.
• The two teams first met in 1955 – a 14-6 Tech victory – and between 1979 and 1999 the Jackets and Canes went 32 years without meeting on the gridiron.
• Head coach Paul Johnson is 2-5 all-time vs. Miami.
• Last season, the Yellow Jackets snapped a five-game losing streak against the Hurricanes with its 28-17 win at home.
• Georgia Tech is 50-32-7 all-time against teams from Florida.

• Georgia Tech’s special teams coordinator Ray Rychleski was a graduate assistant at Penn State in 1991 when Miami’s defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio was a senior linebacker for the Nittany Lions.
• Tech has 19 student-athletes on its roster from Florida – Step Durham (Jacksonville), Victor Alexander (Jacksonville), John Marvin (Ft. Walton Beach), Quaid Weimerskirch (Pace), Marcus Allen (Hillard), Lynn Griffi n (Jacksonville), Austin McClellan (Wildwood), Meiko Dotson (Daytona Beach), Lamont Simmons (Jacksonville), Terrell Lewis (Ocoee), Kyle CergeHenderson (Tampa), Jake Stickler (Bradenton), Chris Griffi n (Panacea), Gary Brown (Tampa), Errin Joe (Lakeland), Trey Braun (Tallahassee), Christian Philpott (Tallahassee), Ryan Rodwell (Deland) and Antonio Simmons (Jacksonville).
• Miami has seven student-athletes on its roster from Georgia – Evan Sirreffs (Jefferson), Clayton Turner (Marietta), Christopher Herndon IV (Norcross), Tyler Murphy (Lawrenceville), Ufomba Kamalu (Fayetteville), Juwon Young (Albany), Raphael Kirby (Stone Mountain)
• Tech’s Clinton Lynch and Miami’s Christopher Herndon IV both attended Norcross High School in Norcross, Ga.
• The Jackets’ Grant Aasen and the Hurricanes’ Ufomba Kamalu graduated from Starr’s Mill High School in Fayetteville, Ga.
• Both Tech’s Victor Alexander and Lynn Griffin, and Miami’s Kendrick Norton graduated from the Trinity Christian School in Jacksonville, Fla.
• The Jackets’ Rod Rook-Chungong and the Canes’ Jared Hardie attended Our Lady of Good Counsel in Olney, Md.

Saturday’s Yellow Jacket Countdown and GT/Miami broadcast will air on 680 The Fan / 93.7 FM and the GT Gameday App. Brandon Gaudin (play-by-play), Sean Bedford (analyst) and Randy Waters (sideline) will call the action. 

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