The contract for the game, in which Tech agrees to pay the North Carolina school $375,000, was obtained by the AJC through an open-records request. Tech played Gardner-Webb in 2008 and won 10-7, escaping overtime only when Derrick Morgan tipped a last-second field-goal try.
The game is scheduled for the second Saturday of the season, leaving open the opening weekend. Barring changes, the opponent for the game likely would come from the ACC. Tech’s three other non-conference games – Central Florida, Notre Dame and Georgia – already are scheduled for other dates. While schedules are subject to change, Tech’s only ACC opponents with open dates on the first weekend of the 2020 season are Clemson and Syracuse, according to fbschedules.com.