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Dec. 30, 2014

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Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014
 •  8 p.m. ET • Miami Gardens, Fla. • Sun Life Stadium
TV: ESPN • Radio: 680 AM / 93.7 FM / GT Radio Network • Satellite: SiriusXM 83

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The 12th-ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will make their 18th consecutive bowl appearance when they play the seventh-ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs in the 2014 Capital One Orange Bowl. Kickoff if set for 8 p.m. ET on New Year’s Eve. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Fans can listen to Brandon Gaudin and Roddy Jones on 680 The Fan, 93.7 FM and the Georgia Tech IMG Radio Network.


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Georgia Tech leads the all-time series, 4-0. Georgia Tech and Mississippi State, two of the SEC’s charter members when the league was established in 1932, never met during Tech’s tenure in the SEC (1932-64). The first three series meetings – 1908, 1929, 2008 – were all played on The Flats.

Georgia Tech was the first program to win each of the four traditional major bowls – Rose, Orange, Sugar, and Cotton. The Jackets completed the feat in 1955.

Georgia Tech leads the ACC and ranks third among all FBS teams in average time of possession (34:02). The Jackets have also had the ball for more than 10 minutes in 13 of 52 quarters this season. Only Michigan State (35:14) and UTEP (34:49) have held the ball more than Georgia Tech in 2014.

Georgia Tech is tied for second nationally with six defensive TDs this season – tops among ACC schools. Tech leads FBS with five interception returns for TD. Five different Yellow Jackets have scored a defensive TD – Quayshawn Nealy (2), P.J. Davis, D.J. White, Jamal Golden, and Chris Milton.

Georgia Tech has rushed for 300 or more yards in 47 of 93 games and 400 or more yards 14 times in the Paul Johnson era. The Yellow Jackets are 37-10 when rushing for 300+ yards, including an 12-3 mark in the last 15 games. Johnson is 72-19 at the FBS level when his teams rush for 300+ yards. Georgia Tech has now rushed for 200 or more yards in 13 consecutive games – the longest active streak among FBS schools.

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. 

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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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