Georgia Tech is coming off a shocking loss against The Citadel, an FCS school, two weeks ago. This week, the Yellow Jackets travel to Philadelphia for what could be an emotional game.
Tech’s players may not feel the emotion, but key members of Tech’s coaching staff, including the head coach, Geoff Collins, (and 16 total staff members) are returning to the school where they coached the past two seasons. Because of their familiarity with those coaches, Temple’s players have something invested in this game, too.
The Jackets’ emotional state may have more to do with the loss to The Citadel than anyone’s homecoming in Philly. The loss at home Sept. 14 was the second time in history that Tech lost to an FCS school. The bye week likely came at a key time for the Jackets, who have had extra time to work on weaknesses and shake off the effects of such an embarrassing loss.
Here is some important information regarding how to follow the action Saturday:
Date: Saturday, Sept. 28
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
Records: Georgia Tech 1-2, Temple 2-1.
Television: CBS Sports Network will televise the game. Rich Waltz will handle play-by-play. Aaron Murray is the analyst, and Angel Gray is the sideline reporter.
Streaming: The game is available online at CBSSports.com.
Local radio: The game will be broadcast on the Georgia Tech IMG Sports Network, heard in metro Atlanta on Sports X 1230/106.3. 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 119/207.
5 things you may want to know:
> This is the first time Tech and Temple have played football against each other and is the second time this season that Tech has played a team from the American Athletic Conference. The Yellow Jackets defeated South Florida 14-10 on Sept. 7.
> One Georgia Tech player is from Pennsylvania: freshman wide receiver Nazir Burnett (Harrisburg), and three from cities in New Jersey that are closer to Philadelphia than Harrisburg is: tight end Dylan Deveney (Medford), offensive lineman Jared Southers (South Orange) and walk-on defensive back Rich Stanzione (Washington Township).
> Two Temple players are from Georgia, both from metro Atlanta. Josh Jones is a junior walk-on cornerback from Westlake High School, and Jacoby Sharpe is a freshman defensive end from Lanier High School in Sugar Hill.
> Temple won its first two games, defeating Bucknell (56-12) and Maryland (20-17) before losing to Buffalo of the Mid-American Conference 38-22 on Saturday.
> After this game, Tech resumes ACC play at home against North Carolina on Oct. 5, the first of seven consecutive games against conference opponents.
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