The ACC released its 2017 football slate today, finalizing the schedules for every team in the conference. Here’s how Tech’s schedule lines up for the upcoming season. Road games are denoted with italic text.
2017 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Football Schedule
|1||9/4 (Mon.)||Tennessee Volunteers||Atlanta, GA**||TBA|
|2||9/9||Jacksonville State Gamecocks||Atlanta, GA||TBA|
|3||9/16||UCF Knights||Orlando, FL||TBA|
|4||9/23||Pittsburgh Panthers||Atlanta, GA||TBA|
|5||9/30||North Carolina Tar Heels||Atlanta, GA||TBA|
|7||10/12 (Thu.)||Miami Hurricanes||Miami Gardens, FL||TBA|
|8||10/21||Wake Forest Demon Deacons||Atlanta, GA||TBA|
|9||10/28||Clemson Tigers||Clemson, SC||TBA|
|10||11/4||Virginia Cavaliers||Charlottesville, VA||TBA|
|11||11/11||Virginia Tech Hokies||Atlanta, GA||TBA|
|12||11/18||Duke Blue Devils||Durham, NC||TBA|
|13||11/25||Georgia Bulldogs||Atlanta, GA||TBA|
** Indicates neutral-site game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Some items of note:
- Once again, there are lots of home games early on, with Tech playing three home games in September. On the flip side, from October 12 to November 18, Tech plays four road games in six weeks.
- UNC mercifully does not have a bye before facing Tech this year—they play Duke the week before.
- That said, the tough stretch of games at Miami, vs. Wake Forest, and at Clemson in October is made even more difficult by the fact that each of those teams has a bye before playing Tech. (Tech has a bye before Miami as well since it’s a Thursday night game, but still.)
- This is the first time Tech has faced Wake Forest since 2010 and the first matchup in Atlanta since 2009. Tech won the 2009 game 30-27 in overtime and overcame an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit to win 24-20 the following year in Winston-Salem.
- If Tech did somehow find a way to pull the upset at Clemson, there would be a nice little trap game in Charlottesville looming the following week. As is tradition.
- Tech’s final ACC opponent is Duke for the first time since 2012. The Jackets played Duke in the ACC finale every year from 2009-12.
Thoughts on the new schedule?