When a football program is as rich in history as Georgia Tech‘s, there is no question that a great history of playing in bowl games is a part of that tradition. The Yellow Jackets, playing in their 17th consecutive bowl game, will meet Ole Miss in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl on Dec. 30th.
Not only is Tech’s streak of bowl appearances impressive, but the Music City Bowl will mark the 21st different bowl in which the Yellow Jackets have competed, and Georgia Tech’s first four bowl game appearances (Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl, Cotton Bowl Classic, and Sugar Bowl) between 1929 and 1944, marked the first time a team had competed in all four of the Major Bowl Games.
Overall, the Yellow Jackets have competed in 41 bowl games, with a record of 23-18, ranking them ninth in all-time bowl wins. The game against Ole Miss will be the third time the Jackets and Rebels have met in a bowl game. The Jackets won the 1953 Sugar Bowl, 24-7, and were topped by the Rebs, 41-18 in the 1971 Peach Bowl.
The Bowls in which Georgia Tech has played the most are:
Gator Bowl (7 app., 3-4)
Orange Bowl (6 app., 3-3)
Sugar Bowl (4 app., 4-0)
Peach/Chick-fil-A Bowl (4 app., 0-4)
Last year’s victory over the USC Trojans in the Sun Bowl was Tech’s third appearance in that bowl, and ended a 7-year bowl losing streak for the Jackets, and despite Southern Cal being a shell of the preseason No.1 ranked team, it was an impressive victory for Tech. This year’s game is a chance for the ACC to make another notch in the “beat the SEC” gunbelt.
As the game gets closer, YJU will take a closer look at the matchups on the field, and what to expect from both teams – ACC vs. SEC in the Music City Bowl, and a chance for Georgia Tech to add to their postseason legacy.