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The Last Word Before #GTvsPITT

Oct. 23, 2014

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GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS (5-2, 2-2) at PITTSBURGH PANTHERS (4-3, 2-1)
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
 • 3:30 p.m. ET • Pittsburgh, Pa. • Heinz Field (65,500)
TV: ESPNU • Radio: 680 AM / 93.7 FM / GT Radio Network • Satellite: Sirius 132 / XM 194

PITTSBURGH – Georgia Tech will make its first trip to Pennsylvania since 1931 – and its first to Pittsburgh in 94 years – when it faces the Pitt Panthers at Heinz Field. Saturday’s game is scheduled to kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU.

OFFICIAL HASHTAGS
#GTvsPITT
#TogetherWeSwarm
#GoJackets

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
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WATCH THE GAME WITH GEORGIA TECH ALUMNI
Can’t make it an away game this fall? Catch the game with Yellow Jackets across Metro Atlanta at a game watching party. Don’t miss this fun way to cheer on the Jackets from afar. Find a Game Watching Party in your area

SERIES HISTORY
Saturday will be only the ninth meeting between the ACC Coastal Division foes. Pittsburgh leads the series, 5-3. 

  • It will be the first series meeting in Pittsburgh since 1920 (Jackets 0-3 vs. Panthers in the Steel City).
  • Pitt was Georgia Tech’s lone road game in both 1918 (Tech’s only loss) and 1919 (Tech’s first loss of season). It’s 1920 trip to Pittsburgh (Tech’s only loss) was Tech’s second and final road game that season.
  • Tech and Pitt met last season in Atlanta – a 21-10 Jackets victory, their first in the series in more than 50 years.
  • Georgia Tech senior B-Back Zach Laskey was born in Pittsburgh.
  • Georgia Tech beat Pitt in their two bowl meetings – 7-0 in the 1956 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans) and 21-14 in the 1956 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville).
  • It will Georgia Tech’s first trip to the Keystone State since 1931 (a 13-12 loss to the Penn Quakers in Philadelphia).
  • Paul Johnson is 2-0 vs. the Panthers (1-0 at Navy, 1-0 at Georgia Tech).

LAST TIME AT PITT
The year was 1920 and the Golden Tornado was three years removed from its first national title. It was also the first year under new head coach William Alexander, who had replaced John Heisman after returning to his alma mater, Penn. That was also the year of Georgia Tech’s last visit to Pittsburgh to play the Panthers. More in GT Vault

#SWARMSTATS
Get the statistical preview for Saturday’s game at Pitt (click image for full infographic).

CLEAR BAG POLICY AT HEINZ FIELD
Heinz Field 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. 

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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