Football Season Opener To Kick-Off At 1 p.m.

Georgia Tech's Brad Jefferson breaks up a pass intended for Jacksonville State's John Houston.

June 4, 2009

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's 2009 football season opener Sept. 5 against Jacksonville State will kick-off at 1 p.m. in Bobby Dodd Stadium. Early-season game times for Tech and the rest of the Atlantic Coast Conference were announced Thursday morning by the league office.

The Yellow Jackets' game against Jacksonville State will not be televised, but a webcast will be available on

Following the season opener, the Yellow Jackets' will have a short turnaround before playing the first of two consecutive nationally-televised Thursday night games. Tech will host Clemson Sept. 10 and travel to Miami Sept. 17 as part of the ESPN Thursday Night package.

Below are the game times confirmed by the ACC office today:

2009 Atlantic Coast Conference
Early Season Football Television Schedule Release
(All times Eastern)

Date      Game                                    Network        Gametime
Sept.  3  South Carolina at NC State              ESPN            7 pm
Sept.  5  Jacksonville State at Georgia Tech      ESPN    1 pm
Sept.  5  Northeastern at Boston College          ESPN    2 pm
Sept.  5  Baylor at Wake Forest                   ABC/ESPN2*      3:30 pm
Sept.  5  Middle Tennessee at Clemson             ESPN    6 pm
Sept.  5  The Citadel at North Carolina           ESPN    6 pm
Sept.  5  William & Mary at Virginia              ESPN    6 pm
Sept.  5  Richmond at Duke                                        7 pm
Sept.  5  Alabama vs. Virginia Tech (Ga. Dome)    ABC             8 pm
Sept.  5  Maryland at California                  ESPN2          10 pm
Sept.  7  Miami at Florida State                  ESPN            8 pm
Sept. 10  Clemson at Georgia Tech                 ESPN            7:30 pm
Sept. 12  Stanford at Wake Forest                 Raycom         12 pm
Sept. 12  Marshall at Virginia Tech               ESPN    1:30 pm
Sept. 12  Kent State at Boston College            ESPN    2 pm
Sept. 12  Duke at Army                            ESPN Classic    TBA
Sept. 12  Jacksonville State at Florida State     ESPN    6 pm
Sept. 12  James Madison at Maryland                               6 pm
Sept. 12  Murray State at NC State                                6 pm
Sept. 12  North Carolina at Connecticut           TBA             TBA
Sept. 12  TCU at Virginia                         ESPNU           3:30 pm
Sept. 17  Georgia Tech at Miami                   ESPN            7:30 pm
Sept. 19  Boston College at Clemson               Raycom         12 pm
Sept. 19  Duke at Kansas                          Versus         12 pm
Sept. 19  Middle Tennessee at Maryland            ESPN	  3:30 pm
Sept. 19  Virginia at Southern Mississippi        CBS CS          3:30 pm
Sept. 19  Nebraska at Virginia Tech               ABC/ESPN2*      3:30pm
Sept. 19  East Carolina at North Carolina         ESPN or ESPN2	 12 pm
Sept. 19  Gardner-Webb at NC State                                6 pm
Sept. 19  Elon at Wake Forest                                     6:30 pm
Sept. 19  Florida State at BYU                    Versus          7 pm
Oct.  17  Miami at UCF                            CBS CS          7:30 pm
Oct.  22  Florida State at North Carolina         ESPN            8 pm
Oct.  29  North Carolina at Virginia Tech         ESPN            7:30 pm
Nov.   5  Virginia Tech at East Carolina          ESPN            7:30 pm

* Game available on ESPN or ESPN2 reverse mirror in many areas outside of ABC Regional telecast.