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| NR/RV GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS (6-2, 3-2) vs. NR/NR VIRGINIA CAVALIERS (4-4, 2-2)|
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 • 3:30 p.m. ET • Atlanta, Ga. • Bobby Dodd Stadium (55,000)
|TV: ESPNU • Radio: 680 AM / 93.7 FM / GT Radio Network • Satellite: Sirius 108 / XM 193|
THE FLATS – Alumni from far and wide will converge on Georgia Tech’s campus this weekend when the Yellow Jackets host the Virginia Cavaliers for their 66th Homecoming game at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Saturday’s game will kick at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU. Georgia Tech is 49-15-1 all-time on Homecoming and has won 16 of its last 18 Homecoming games.
OFFICIAL GAME HASHTAGS
HOMECOMING ROAD CLOSURES
Please be advised that certain areas around Bobby Dodd Stadium will be closed throughout the day on Saturday. Click here to view all road closures that may affect your route to the stadium on gameday.
HOMECOMING & GAMEDAY TIMELINE
6:30-7:30 a.m. – Freshman Cake Race
7 a.m. – Parking Lots Open
8-10:30 a.m. – Wreck Parade
11:30 a.m. – Roads around Bobby Dodd Stadium closed
3:30 p.m. – Kickoff
BITPAY COMES TO BOBBY DODD STADIUM
With the integration of BitPay on Georgia Tech’s campus, students can now purchase concessions with bitcoin at home football games. Georgia Tech is the first university in the world to accept BitPay. Concessions locations accepting BitPay point-of-sale transactions are located behind sections 113, 115 and 132.
HONORARY CAPTAIN: Dorsey Levens
Dorsey Levens, who burst on to the national scene as a member of the Green Bay Packers’ Super Bowl XXXI championship team, will be the Honorary Captain for Saturday’s Homecoming game. Georgia Tech (6-2, 3-2) hosts ACC Coastal Division foe Virginia (4-4, 2-2) for its 66th Homecoming Game at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU.
Levens didn’t begin his career in Atlanta. In fact, a native of upstate New York, he began his college career at Notre Dame, where he was competing for playing time with future NFL running backs Ricky Watters, Jerome Bettis, Rodney Culver, Reggie Brooks, and Anthony Johnson. After a knee injury and 185 career yards in two seasons with the Fighting Irish, Levens transferred to Georgia Tech, sitting out the 1991 season.
In two seasons at Georgia Tech, he finished with 1,036 rushing yards and 10 TDs, including 823 yards and eight scores as a senior in 1993, when he was named first-team All-ACC. He was team captain for the 1993 Yellow Jackets squad.
Levens graduated from Georgia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in industrial management. A member of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, Levens is the CEO of Levens Communications and The TakeOver Project. Most recently, Levens has started a youth training program called, I am… Momentum, which is designed to help our youth reach their maximum potential in speed, agility, strength, and conditioning. He resides in Atlanta and has two kids.
Get the statistical preview for Saturday’s ACC Coastal Division battle between Tech and Virginia (click image for full infographic).
Saturday will be only the 37th meeting between the ACC Coastal rivals, with Georgia Tech holding a slight 18-17-1 edge in the series history.
- Georgia Tech has won four of the last five meetings. Tech’s average margin of victory in the last four wins: 20.8 points.
- Georgia Tech and Virginia first met in 1965 and has played every year since 1982.
- Georgia Tech was unbeaten in the first seven series meetings. The Jackets won the first six meetings (1965, 1966, 1974, 1976, 1982, 1983) and tied the seventh (1984).
- Virginia is Georgia Tech’s third-most played Homecoming opponent. Saturday will be the sixth time the Jackets have hosted UVA on Homecoming. Tech is 3-2 vs. UVA on Homecoming.
- Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson is 4-2 all-time vs. Virginia.
- Georgia Tech OL coach Mike Sewak is a 1981 Virginia graduate and played three years for the Cavaliers.
- One of Georgia Tech’s all-time greatest victories was a 41-38 win over Virginia in Charlottesville in 1990 when the Cavaliers were ranked No. 1 in the nation. The Jackets went on to win a share of the national championship that year.
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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