The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will look to take the field for the first time in over a month this upcoming Saturday against the Duke Blue Devils.
The Georgia Tech football team hasn’t taken the field in over a month, their last game coming on October 31, a 31-13 loss to Notre Dame. They’ll look to finally change that after having back-to-back games postponed due to COVID-19 issues with the Pittsburgh Panthers and Miami Hurricanes.
This upcoming weekend, the Jackets will face the Duke Blue Devils with an announced kickoff time of 7:00 p.m. at Bobby Dodd Stadium with the game televised on regional sports networks. The Blue Devils enter this week at 2-6 on the season but have won two of their last four games with wins over Syracuse and FCS opponent Charlotte. Duke’s game this past weekend had to be postponed as the Wake Forest Demon Deacons had COVID issues within their program.
The Yellow Jackets enter this week at 2-5 on the season and losers of three-straight. The Jackets’ last win came at the beginning of October, a 46-27 win over Louisville. Their only other victory was their season opener, 16-13 over Florida State. The Jackets have four-games remaining this season in order to match their win total from last year (3).
It certainly hasn’t been the season that some Georgia Tech fans envisioned but it will be intriguing to see how the Yellow Jackets respond coming off their three-straight bye weeks. There was certainly plenty for Geoff Collins and the rest of the Tech coaching staff to work on during the off weeks but it’s fair to question how much rust will be present after such a long layoff.