Jackets Close ACC Play at Duke

Ajani Kerr's pass breakup in the waning moments of last Saturday's win over No. 17 Virginia Tech moved Georgia Tech within one victory of becoming bowl eligible for the 20th time in the last 21 seasons.
Nov. 14, 2017

Georgia Tech Football (5-4, 4-3 ACC) at Duke (4-6, 1-5 ACC) 
Saturday, November 18, 2017 • 3:30 p.m. • Durham, N.C. • Wallace Wade Stadium (40,004)


TV: ACC Network | Where To Watch (In Atlanta: Fox Sports South) | Watch Online

Radio: Georgia Tech IMG Sports Network | Where to Listen (In Atlanta: 680/93.7 The Fan) | Sirius 112 / XM 194 | Listen Online | GT Gameday App TuneIn

Game Notes/Depth Charts | 2017 GT Football Info Guide


Top Storylines
• Georgia Tech (5-4, 4-3 ACC) looks to become bowl eligible for the 20th time in the last 21 seasons with a win at Duke (4-6, 1-5 ACC) on Saturday.

• The Yellow Jackets pulled within a victory of bowl eligibility with a 28-22 win over No. 17 Virginia Tech last Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

• Georgia Tech hopes that the triumph over Virginia Tech sparks a late-season winning streak similar to last season. A year ago, a 30-20 victory over the 18th-ranked Hokies was the first of four-consecutive wins to close the season for the Jackets.

• The Yellow Jackets are looking for their first win of the season away from home. Tech is 0-4 in games played away from Bobby Dodd Stadium in 2017, although its average margin of defeat is just five points.

• In three of its four losses this year, Georgia Tech’s opponent scored the winning points in the final 82 seconds of regulation or in overtime.

• All three of Georgia Tech’s true road games this season (Oct. 14 at Miami, Oct. 28 at Clemson, Nov. 4 at Virginia) have been played in driving rainstorms. In their last 12 outdoor contests, the Jackets are 9-0 when it doesn’t rain and 0-3 when it does.

• Georgia Tech set a school record last Saturday by averaging 70 yards per completion in the win over Virginia Tech. The Yellow Jackets completed two passes in the victory — a 60-yard touchdown from TaQuon Marshall to Brad Stewart in the third quarter and the game-winning 80-yard touchdown from Marshall to Ricky Jeune with 6:30 to go in the ballgame.

• Saturday’s game is the 85th all-time between Georgia Tech and Duke.

• The Yellow Jackets and Blue Devils first met on the gridiron in 1933 and have played every year since.

• Duke is Georgia Tech’s third-most common opponent all-time, behind only Georgia (111 meetings) and Auburn (92).

• Georgia Tech holds a commanding 51-32-1 advantage in the all-time series.

• The Yellow Jackets hold a slim 21-19 advantage in games played in Durham but are 11-2 at Wallace Wade Stadium since 1991.

• Georgia Tech is 23-4 overall against Duke since 1990. However, after the Jackets came out on top 18 times in a 19-year stretch from 1995-2013, the Blue Devils have won two of the last three games in the series (2014 and 2015).