Posted February 10, 2005 Atlanta
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Contact Lisa Grovenstein
Tech Opens at National Runnerup Auburn, Faces Eight Bowl-Eligible Teams
The Atlantic Coast Conference, in conjunction with Georgia Tech, has announced a change in the Yellow Jackets' 2005 football schedule. The change is the result of a scheduling issue at the conference level.
Tech will now host Connecticut on Sept. 17 at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Grant Field, followed by a road game at Virginia Tech on Sept. 24.
The Georgia Tech Alumni Association has announced that the Clemson game on Oct. 29 will be the annual Homecoming celebration, while the Connecticut game will be Family Weekend.
Georgia Tech's 2005 football schedule opens at national runner-up Auburn on Sept. 3, while the home slate is highlighted by a Thursday night matchup with NC State and the season-ending rivalry game with Georgia.
Coming off a 7-5 season and a school-record eighth straight bowl appearance, Tech faces its most challenging schedule in recent memory, including road tests at Auburn, Miami, Virginia Tech and Virginia.
Eight of the 11 teams on Tech's 2005 schedule were bowl-eligible last fall: Virginia Tech, Miami, Virginia, North Carolina, Clemson, Auburn,
Georgia and Connecticut. Only NC State, Duke and Wake Forest were not bowl-eligible in 2004. Four teams - Auburn (No. 2), Georgia (No. 6), Virginia Tech (No. 10) and Miami (No. 11) - were ranked 11th or higher in the final polls, while Virginia (No. 23) was also in the final Top 25.
Following the opener at Auburn, Tech begins its home slate and its Atlantic Coast Conference schedule by hosting North Carolina Sept. 10 at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field.
For the 13th year in a row, Georgia Tech will be featured in ESPN's nationally-televised Thursday night package. The Jackets host NC State on Thursday, Oct. 6 at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Grant Field.
Other home games include Georgia (Nov. 26), Clemson (Oct. 29), Connecticut (Sept. 17) and Wake Forest (Nov. 5).
The complete Georgia Tech schedule is listed below. Times and television designations are to be announced.
Georgia Tech season tickets can be purchased or renewed on-line at http://www.ramblinwreck.com.
2004 Georgia Tech Football Schedule
Sept. 3 at Auburn
Sept. 10 North Carolina (Take a Kid to the Game)
Sept. 17 Connecticut (Family Day, Band Day)
Sept. 24 at Virginia Tech
Oct. 6 NC State (Thursday, ESPN, 7:30 P.M.)
Oct. 15 at Duke
Oct. 22 at Miami
Oct. 29 Clemson (Homecoming)
Nov. 5 Wake Forest (Georgia Tech Hall of Fame Weekend
Nov. 12 at Virginia
Nov. 26 Georgia