When it comes to in-state football rivalries, they don’t get much nastier than “Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate” – the annual clash between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Georgia Bulldogs. The two schools are separated by less than a two-hour drive, and there is a huge Georgia presence in Tech’s home city of Atlanta.
They also don’t come much more lopsided, especially in recent years. The Jackets have lost the last four meetings, as well as 11 of the last 12, and have only managed to come out a winner versus their hated rival ten times since 1974. Yes, Georgia has dominated the series, but for the first time in a number of years, both teams are coming in looking pretty evenly matched.
Georgia Tech football players know that as well, and are already gearing up for a huge game. Both teams dispatched of much weaker opponents last week in the tune-up for this clash, but in Georgia’s case, it was a costly win as they lost their number one offensive weapon, quarterback Aaron Murray.
The loss of Murray may have evened the playing field even a little more than it already was, so here are five things the Yellow Jackets must do if they want to break the streak and give their seniors their first ever win over the hated Bulldogs.