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Georgia Tech reschedules Central Florida for 2022

Georgia Tech linebacker Victor Alexander led the Yellow Jackets in tackles in 2017, with 60, and had two sacks. Tech linebacker Brant Mitchell recorded 51 total tackles in 2017, the second most among players returning for 2018. Tech linebacker Bruce Jordan-Swilling recorded 34 tackles as a freshman in 2017. Tech defensive end Anree Saint-Amour ranked second in sacks (2.5) and tackles for loss (5.5) in 2017. Tech defensive lineman Desmond Branch produced 3.5 tackles for loss in 2017, the third most on the

Georgia Tech will play Central Florida in Orlando, in 2022, a rescheduling of the game that was cancelled last season because of the effects of Hurricane Irma. The teams also will play at Bobby Dodd Stadium in 2020, part of the two-game home-and-home arrangement between the two schools.

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.

Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall rushed for 1,146 yards and passed for 927 in 2017, accounting for 27 touchdowns. Tech B-back KirVonte Benson rushed for 1,053 yards in 2017, averaging 5.2 yards per rush. Tech A-back Qua Searcy had 40 touches on offense in 2017, gaining 347 yards (8.7 yards per play). Tech A-back Clinton Lynch had 31 touches on offense in 2017, gaining 252 yards (8.1 yards per play). Tech A-back Nathan Cottrell averaged 8.2 yards per rush in 2017, gaining 271 yards. Tech B-back Jer