It’s the biggest game of the season every year for the Georgia Tech football program but that doesn’t mean it’s the most important as it comes in at #3 in our top five most important games of 2018.
In all honesty, the Jackets yearly rivalry game against Georgia shouldn’t shape their season too much. Unless the Jackets are undefeated and are in playoff contention or need one final win to become bowl eligible, the game will most likely mean nothing outside of bragging rights.
That being said, this is after all a rivalry game, and it’s not just any rivalry games, it’s the “Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate” rivalry game. No matter what both teams records are, it’s the biggest game of the year. While it lost some luster for a while with Georgia dominating the series, but the series has gone back and forth the last four seasons.
The last four meetings have seen the two programs split with team picking up a win on the road. In 2018, the series shifts back to Athens in what could be one of the Bulldogs final hurtles for making it back to the College Football Playoffs.
The great thing about this rivalry game is that the records truly don’t matter, if the Yellow Jackets entered the game 0-11 on the season to face off against an 11-0 Georgia team and somehow pulled off the offset, it wouldn’t be a total waste of a season.
But that’s most likely not going to be the case either but as said above, this game could be vital in the Jackets chances at the postseason. There would be no better way for the Jackets to finish off the season than with a win over the Bulldogs.