The cancellation of last year’s game proved a subplot to both teams’ seasons. Tech finished the season 5-6, needing one more win to gain bowl eligibility. UCF finished 13-0 and touted itself as the national champion after not making the College Football Playoff. A win over an ACC team would have strengthened its case to make the playoff (although still perhaps not enough) to make the semifinal.
Tech’s 2022 non-conference schedule has some heft. The Yellow Jackets are scheduled to play Ole Miss at home on Sept. 17, then go to UCF the following Saturday. They finish the regular season in Athens against Georgia. The fourth game non-conference game likely would be against an FCS opponent.