January 5, 2010
GEORGIA TECH (11-2) VS. IOWA (10-2) Kickoff: Tonight, 5:15 PST, Land Shark Stadium, Miami. TV: Channel 11. About Georgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets won the Atlantic Coast Conference largely on the strength of their running game, which ranks second nationally (307.2 yards per game). In his second season, Coach Paul Johnson has proved that the triple-option can still be successful on the college level. About Iowa: The Hawkeyes aren't flashy -- especially their offense, which ranks 93rd in the nation -- but they play terrific defense and are as physically tough as any team in the nation.
September 11, 2009 |
Georgia Tech looked unstoppable. Then it was Clemson's turn. In a game of remarkable twists, the Yellow Jackets finally took control when it mattered most. Scott Blair kicked a 36-yard field goal with 57 seconds left and No. 15 Georgia Tech defeated Clemson, 30-27, after squandering a 24-point lead Thursday night at Atlanta. Clemson (1-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) scored 27 straight points, taking its first lead of the night on Richard Jackson's 53-yard field goal with 11:33 to go. But Georgia Tech, which did nothing offensively through most of the second and third quarters, finally came back to life.
December 5, 2009
USC tonight AT GEORGIA TECH When: 3 p.m. PST. Where : Alexander Memorial Coliseum, Atlanta. On the air : TV: Fox Sports South; Radio: 830. Records : Trojans 2-3, Yellow Jackets 5-1. Update : USC has lost six straight games on the road, dating to last season. Georgia Tech has won four straight since a loss to Dayton in Puerto Rico. The Trojans, because of injuries and two players who are ineligible for at least a couple of more weeks, lack depth.
December 31, 2012 |
EL PASO - USC waited two years for a chance to play in a bowl game. But based on the Trojans' performance against Georgia Tech on Monday in the Sun Bowl, it might have been wise to have postponed it another year. Georgia Tech, which needed an NCAA waiver to play in a bowl, defeated USC , 21-7, sending the Trojans to their fifth loss in six games and a 7-6 finish. TIMELINE: College football 2012-13 bowl schedule It was, perhaps, an appropriate end to a lost season that began with the Trojans ranked No. 1. On a chilly, windy day, Georgia Tech held USC to its fewest points of the season and turned up the heat on Trojans Coach Lane Kiffin.
January 2, 1998 |
Former Indiana player Jason Collier has decided to continue a family tradition at Georgia Tech. Collier, a 7-foot sophomore center, said Thursday that he has transferred to Georgia Tech, where his father, Jeff, played center from 1972-76. Collier quit the Hoosier program on Dec. 18, citing a personality conflict with Coach Bobby Knight. Collier won't be able to play for Georgia Tech until next December because the NCAA requires transfer players to sit out a year.
December 29, 2000 |
This is a bowl game in the loosest sense of the word for Georgia Tech. The No. 15 Yellow Jackets (9-2) were right at home as they prepared for today's Peach Bowl game against Louisiana State (7-4). The Georgia Tech campus is only about a mile away from Atlanta's Georgia Dome. "I feel like this is going to be a road game for us," LSU Coach Nick Saban said. "I expect a lot of noise, and it's going to be a partisan crowd for Georgia Tech."
August 18, 2009 |
No. 17 Georgia Tech Barry Switzer almost jumped across his desk in Norman a few years ago when Rankman dared to suggest that the option offense in college football was dead. "There is no magic playbook," he snarled. Oklahoma, the school Switzer coached to national titles running the Wishbone, had since won the national title in 2000 after converting to the pass-happy "spread." And Nebraska -- talk about sacrilege -- junked the option made famous by coaches Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne.
September 20, 1991 |
Scott Sisson kicked a 33-yard field goal on the final play and Jimy Lincoln ran for 229 yards and a touchdown as No. 17 Georgia Tech beat Virginia, 24-21, Thursday night. Sisson, who knocked the Cavaliers out of the No. 1 ranking last year when he kicked a 37-yard field goal with seven seconds left in a 41-38 victory, ended a 58-yard drive after Virginia had tied the game. Georgia Tech (2-1, 1-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference) won its 13th home game in a row. Virginia is 1-2 and 0-2.
December 26, 2001 |
Chan Gailey reportedly will be Georgia Tech's new football coach, but the school denied those reports while acknowledging it still is negotiating with the Miami Dolphin offensive coordinator. Athletic Director Dave Braine denied reports Gailey already had been hired and said a new coach won't be introduced until after Georgia Tech, under interim Coach Mac McWhorter, plays Stanford in the inaugural Seattle Bowl on Thursday.
July 14, 2011 |
The NCAA put Georgia Tech on four years of probation, fined the school $100,000 and stripped its Atlantic Coast Conference title-game victory from the 2009 football season Thursday for violations that also included problems in the men's basketball program. Georgia Tech did not lose scholarships and was not ruled ineligible for postseason games in either sport, but the basketball team had its number of recruiting days and official visits reduced for the next two seasons. The NCAA vacated the final three games of the football team's 2009 season — a loss to rival Georgia, the ACC championship win over Clemson and the Orange Bowl loss to Iowa — for using an ineligible player.