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Toe Meets Leather: Football Hosts Wofford in Opener

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RV/NR GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS (0-0) vs. WOFFORD TERRIERS (0-0)
Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
 • 12:33 p.m. ET • Atlanta, Ga. • Bobby Dodd Stadium (55,000)
TV: ACC Network (Listings) • Radio: WCNN 680 AM / GT Radio Network • Satellite: XM 204 / Sirius 119

THE FLATS – Historic Grant Field opens its 102nd season as home of Georgia Tech football Saturday when the Yellow Jackets host the Wofford Terriers. Kickoff is set for 12:33 p.m. ET on the ACC Network (see list of affiliates).

Georgia Tech and Wofford will meet on the football field for the first time in 113 seasons. The Yellow Jackets won the only previous meeting, a 33-0 win in 1901 (game played in Augusta).

OPENERS IN Paul Johnson ERA
Georgia Tech is 6-0 in home openers in the Paul Johnson era, winning each of its last four home openers by more than 30 points. The Yellow Jackets are 5-1 in season openers under Johnson; GT’s only season-opening loss came in 2012 – a 20-17 OT road loss at Virginia Tech.

FC-SUCCESS
Wofford will be Georgia Tech’s 91st game against current FCS schools. The Ramblin’ Wreck has posted an impressive 81-6-3 all-time mark (.917) in those contests. Georgia Tech has won 23 straight games against FCS schools (27-game unbeaten streak). Georgia Tech hasn’t loss to an FCS school since Sept. 17, 1983 – a 17-14 home loss to Furman.

The Yellow Jackets have never lost a season opener to an FCS school – a near-flawless 23-0-1 mark. Georgia Tech’s lone tie also came against Furman in 1986.

SCORING STREAK
Georgia Tech has played 211 consecutive games without being shut out – the eighth-longest active streak in the nation. The last time the Yellow Jackets were blanked came Oct. 18, 1997 – a 38-0 loss at No. 3 Florida State.

Georgia Tech hasn’t been shut out at home since Nov. 30, 1957 – a streak of 352 consecutive home games at Boddy Dodd Stadium.

THE Paul Johnson RADIO SHOW
The Paul Johnson Radio Show returns for the 2014 season and will be held Monday nights from 7-8 p.m. at Hudson Grille Midtown (942 Peachtree St NE). Hosted by the “Voice of the Yellow Jackets” Brandon Gaudin, the one-hour live call-in show can be heard statewide on the GT IMG Sports Network. If you can’t attend, you can call and ask Coach a question at 866-477-7020. You can also submit questions on Twitter using #GTRadio or through the GT Athletics Facebook page.

The first 25 Georgia Tech students to show their BuzzCard at each of the Paul Johnson Radio Shows will receive either a free dessert or free wings. Additionally, there will also be a GT burger special for $5.95 and free valet parking.

@GTATHLETICS LAUNCHES NEW 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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