Georgia Tech (5-5) vs. Georgia (10-1)
Bobby Dodd Stadium | Atlanta, Georgia
12:00 p.m. EST | ABC (Online)
All-time Series: 41-5-65 Georgia leads
Last meeting (2016): 28-27 Georgia Tech
At noon, the 112th version of the Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate rivalry will commence. The annual matchup between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and their in-state rivals to the northeast, the Georgia Bulldogs is looked forward to every year by both fan bases. Usually, 72 miles separate the two programs but for three hours on Saturday, they’ll be separated by mere inches.
The stakes are higher than ever in recent memory, with the Bulldogs looking to keep College Football Playoff hopes alive while the Jackets look to become bowl eligible. The Bulldogs enter the game with a 10-1 record, already heading to the SEC Championship game. The Yellow Jackets, on the other hand, are 5-5 and need a win to salvage their season.
The Yellow Jackets a week ago was dominated by a weaker Duke Blue Devils team and gave up 500-yards on the ground in a 43-20 loss. The Blue Devils were on a six-game losing streak prior to their victory over the Jackets. The Bulldogs, on the other hand, bounced back from a trouncing at the hands of Auburn with a 42-13 win over Kentucky. The Bulldogs lose to Auburn has been their only one of the year, and will potentially get a rematch against the Tigers next Saturday depending on the result of this year’s Iron Bowl between Alabama and Auburn.
Saturday’s matchup between the rivals will carry a ton of weight for both sides. Paul Johnson and the Yellow Jackets look to salvage an up-and-down season. Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs look to add one more dominant win to add to their college football playoff resume.