With a disappointing season behind them, one that did not include a bowl appearance for the second time in three seasons, Georgia Tech will open a new season Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium against Alcorn State.
Quarterback TaQuon Marshall returns for his senior season to lead an experienced offense, and Tech’s defense will take the field ready for a faster pace in defensive coordinator Nate Woody’s first season on The Flats.
Here is some important information regarding how to follow the action:
Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
Date: Saturday, Sept. 1
Location: Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta
Television: Fox Sports South will televise the game. Wes Durham is handling play-by-play. James Bates is the analyst, and Rebecca Kaple is the sideline reporter.
Streaming: The game is available online at WatchESPN.com.
Local radio: The game will be broadcast on the Georgia Tech IMG Sports Network, heard in metro Atlanta on The Fan 680/93.7. Andy Demetra is handling play-by-play. Sean Bedford is the analyst, and Wiley Ballard is the sideline reporter.
Satellite radio: You can listen on Sirius/XM Channel 205/381.
Here are five other things you may want to know:
» Tech and Alcorn State last met on Sept. 3, 2015, when the Yellow Jackets won 69-6.
» Tech lost to Tennessee 42-41 in two overtimes in last season’s opener, which was played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Labor Day night as part of the Chick-fil-A Kickoff.
» Tech is 87-34-4 all-time in season openers and have won 15 of their past 19.
» The Yellow Jackets are 75-54 in 10 seasons under coach Paul Johnson.
» This is the 126th season of Tech football. Its all-time record entering the season is 728-496-43.
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