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Georgia Tech 2018 football schedule released

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We now have official dates set for Tech’s upcoming football season.

NCAA Football: Georgia at Georgia Tech Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Tech’s full schedule for the 2018 football season was released this afternoon and features a number of interesting matchups for a Tech team that will look to rebound in a big way following a 5-6 2017 campaign.

If you’d prefer not to watch the video above, here’s the full schedule again:

9/1 vs. Alcorn State

9/8 at USF

9/15 at Pitt

9/22 vs. Clemson

9/29 vs. Bowling Green

10/5 at Louisville

10/13 vs. Duke

10/25 at Virginia Tech

11/3 at North Carolina

11/10 vs. Miami

11/17 vs. Virginia

11/24 at Georgia

A few notes on the schedule:

  • The Jackets will play two non-Saturday games, coming at Louisville on a Friday and at Virginia Tech on a Thursday.
  • The out-of-conference schedule is notably weaker than it was (or would have been) last season, with Bowling Green replacing the Life Champion Tennessee Volunteers and USF replacing the real National Champion UCF Knights. UGA may also take a small step back after losing considerable talent to the NFL.
  • Tech’s bye week comes before the Virginia Tech game, a key juncture in the season. The entire ACC Coastal besides Pitt comes after the bye.
  • The latter half of the schedule is significantly more difficult than the first half. Virginia Tech, Miami, and UGA are all much more talented teams than any of Tech’s first six opponents (Clemson aside, of course). Playing at UNC is another challenge.
  • This is the first time Tech will face Louisville since the Cardinals joined the ACC back in 200 BCE. The ACC scheduling mechanism still sucks.
  • Please don’t let us lose to UVA and Duke again. Please.

Feel free to share your thoughts on the schedule in the comments below!