Earlier this afternoon, the ACC officially released the full 2019 football schedule. The non-conference schedule has been on the calendar for a while but now we can fill in the gaps with the conference slate.
Here’s our FULL 2019 schedule, which includes 7️⃣ games at Bobby Dodd #TogetherWeSwarm— Georgia Tech Football (@GeorgiaTechFB) January 16, 2019
Complete details: https://t.co/5o3ynQ37Ot pic.twitter.com/0t9Pl1jgRp
If you can’t see the embedded tweet, the Georgia Tech schedule looks like this:
August 29 (Thurs) - at Clemson (ACC Network)
September 7 - vs USF
September 14 - vs The Citadel
September 21 - BYE
September 28 - at Temple
October 5 - vs North Carolina
October 12 - at Duke
October 19 - at Miami
October 26 - BYE
November 2 - vs Pittsburgh
November 9 - at Virginia
November 16 - vs Virginia Tech
November 21 (Thurs) - vs N.C. State
November 30 - vs Georgia
A few notes on the schedule:
- As was previously announced, the Geoff Collins era will kickoff on the road against the defending National Champion Clemson Tigers in the first game aired on the ACC Network. Barring a late schedule change, it looks like that might be the biggest game on the season-opening Thursday. The only other games featuring P5 teams currently scheduled for August 29th are South Dakota State at Minnesota, Kent State at Arizona State, and the Holy War - Utah at BYU.
- The 2019 season is one of the rare 14-week college football seasons. The season always opens on Labor Day weekend and closes on Thanksgiving Weekend, which means we get an extra week of football and the team gets a second bye week. The first bye comes early. After playing The Citadel in Week 3, the Yellow Jackets will get a week to rest before playing Geoff Collins’s old Temple team. The second bye comes at the end of October after a two-week road trip.
- After years of front-loaded home schedules filled with September noon games, Tech will only play 3 games on The Flats before November starts. The Jackets will close the season on a tough three-game homestand against Virginia Tech, rotating Atlantic opponent N.C. State, and Georgia.
- Speaking of N.C. State, that will be Georgia Tech’s second Thursday night game of the season. Coming late in November, the game will likely be a chilly one, so start looking for warm-weather white and gold clothing now! The game will come just five days after playing Virginia Tech but will give the Yellow Jackets a couple additional days to rest and prepare for Clean, Old Fashioned Hate.
- The date of the Homecoming game and other promotional dates will be announced at a later date, but if I were to take a wild, uninformed guess, I’d say that Pittsburgh on November 2nd will be Homecoming while N.C. State on November 21st will be the annual White-Out.
- Finally, in a reversal of recent trends, no opponent will have a bye week before facing Georgia Tech this season. The only game where the Jackets will be at a rest deficit will be against Miami, but it will just be a one-day difference. Against USF, Temple, Pitt, and Georgia the Jackets will have a rest advantage. Our opponents’ previous opponents are:
USF - vs Wisconsin
The Citadel - at Elon
Temple - at Buffalo
UNC - vs Clemson
Duke - vs Pitt
Miami - vs UVA (Friday)
Pitt - vs Miami
UVA - at UNC
VT - vs Wake
NCST - vs Louisville
Georgia - vs Texas A&M
What do you think of the schedule? Let us know in the comments!