Nov 28, 2012

Selection Snapshot: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

With the ACC Championship Game still to play, Georgia Tech’s bowl picture remains fuzzy. A win over Florida State in Charlotte would send the Yellow Jackets to the BCS. A loss to the Seminoles might remove them from bowl contention altogether at 6-7. If the Jackets are granted a waiver to allow postseason play, they could bring the nation’s third-best rushing attack to Orlando.

Record: 6-6

Record vs. Bowl-Eligible Teams (6-6 or better):

Key Wins:
@ North Carolina (68-50), vs. Duke (42-24)

Key Losses:
@ Virginia Tech (20-17), vs. Miami (42-36)

Last Bowl Appearance:
2011 Sun Bowl vs. Utah (Loss, 30-27)

Last Orlando Bowl Appearance:
2004 Champs Sports Bowl vs. Syracuse (Win, 51-14)

* – GT topped UNC but lost to Miami; both have records over 6-6 but are ineligible for the postseason.

Top Players:

  • Tevin Washington
    , QB: 1,097 passing yards, 618 rushing yards, 23 total touchdowns, 3rd in ACC in scoring
  • Jamal Golden, DB: 29.0 yard average on kick returns (2nd in ACC), 2 kick return TDs (T-1st in ACC)
  • Jeremiah Attaochu, LB: 8 sacks (T-#3 in ACC)

Series Records vs. Possible Opponents:

vs. Cincinnati: No previous meetings
vs. Louisville: No previous meetings
vs. Rutgers: 1-0, last meeting 10/22/1921 — won 48-14
vs. Syracuse: 2-0, last meeting 12/21/2004 — won 51-14 (Champs Sports Bowl)

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