The good news for Georgia Tech is that the competition level drops considerably a week after facing No. 3 Clemson at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
The Yellow Jackets are at home again Saturday and will face Bowling Green (1-3) of the Mid-American Conference. The MAC opponent comes before the Jackets face ACC foes Louisville (on the road), Duke (at home) and Virginia Tech (on the road) in their October games.
The Jackets (1-3) lost to Clemson 49-21, their second game this season in which the opponent scored 49 points. This week saw coach Paul Johnson becoming more involved in Jackets practices. With the noise of discontent growing among Tech fans, this week’s game matters more than the typical one against a lower Group of Five school.
Here is some important information regarding how to follow the action:
Time: Noon ET
Date: Saturday, Sept. 29
Location: Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta
Television: Fox Sports Southeast will televise the game. Former Yellow Jackets play-by-play announcer Wes Durham is handling play-by-play. James Bates is the analyst, and Rebecca Caple is the sideline reporter.
Streaming: The game is available online at Fox Sports go in the Atlanta market and on WatchESPN.com outside the Atlanta market.
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 Radio Channel 99/194.
Here are five other things you may want to know:
» After beginning the season with a 41-0 home victory against Alcorn State, the Jackets have lost three consecutive by an aggregate score of 122-78. For the season, Tech has scored 129 and allowed 122.
» Bowling Green ranks 129th in the nation against the run and 125th in their own run game. The Falcons rank 128th in average points allowed. Those statistics likely point to an easy Jackets victory.
» Tech has lost three consecutive in five of the past eight seasons, but reached a bowl game in four of those five.
» Tech A-back Clinton Lynch has rushed for 1,120 yards in his career and has 974 receiving yards, with 26 additional yards receiving, Lynch will become the first Tech player to record 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving.
» Tech and Bowling Green will meet for the first time, and the game will be Tech’s first against a school currently in the MAC.
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