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Georgia tech football schedule 2019

Georgia tech football schedule 2019

Georgia tech football schedule 2019

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are one of the most storied college football programs in the country. They first began playing football in 1892, and thus have had the opportunity to win almost 2,000 games over the history of their program. As the latest check of their record, Tech is a school that has had 123 head coaches, which averages out to be one head coach for every 125 years.

Georgia

The 2019 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by head coach Geoff Collins, in his first season. They played their home games at Bobby Dodd Stadium and competed as a member of the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). They finished the season 3–9, 2–6 in ACC play to finish in last place in the Coastal Division. In the preseason ACC media poll, Georgia Tech was predicted to finish last in the Coastal Division.

Georgia Tech secured the win over South Florida by way of USF mistakes, a strong defensive performance, and excellent special teams play. As the GT offense continues to solidify their long term offensive gameplan, they were able to do just enough to outscore the USF offense. Aided by numerous penalties on the USF defense, the Jackets moved the ball mostly via rushing plays while playing with a patchwork offensive line after a rash of injuries at those positions. The defensive penalties and costly fumbles made up the list of USF mistakes, with the biggest miscue being a fumble on the goal line while trying to score the go-ahead touchdown. The Tech defense was able to secure that fumble, all the while limiting USF's production throughout the day. From the many pass breakups to the 9 TFLs, the Jackets defense stifled USF for most of the day. Finally, the performance of Tech's special teams provided a big lift and was a major contributor to the first win of the Geoff Collins Era. Marred only by a widely missed 51-yard field goal attempt and one shanked punt, Tech's special teams was a definite positive on the day. Tech's Pressley Harvin III was able to pin USF consistently within the 15-yard line with 2 of the punt returns resulting in fumbles (one recovered by each team). Kick coverage and returns were executed with little drama and were consistently well-executed. With the win, Tech avoided its first 0–2 start in 30 years. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Football

The 2019 season is one of the rare 14-week college football seasons. The season always opens on Labor Day weekend and closes on Thanksgiving Weekend, which means we get an extra week of football and the team gets a second bye week. The first bye comes early. After playing The Citadel in Week 3, the Yellow Jackets will get a week to rest before playing Geoff Collins’s old Temple team. The second bye comes at the end of October after a two-week road trip.

Ah, Clemson. We can always count on Clemson to humble us mid-season. This time, the Jackets first road game of the season comes against the Tigers….in the place we all know as “Death Valley”. The Tigers went 10-2 in 2020, making the College Football Playoffs before bringing outed by Ohio State in the semifinals. They lose a good deal talent including quarterback Trevor Lawrence and running back Travis Eitenne. That being said, the Tigers won’t need to rebuild but simply reload and it will still likely be good enough for another College Football Playoff birth in 2021. This will be a mighty task for the Yellow Jackets. (Source: yellowjackedup.com)

 

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