A Coastal Division title no longer is a target for Georgia Tech. Pitt eliminated the Yellow Jackets last weekend, despite Tech’s win over Miami.
However, the Jackets (6-4, 4-3 ACC) are eligible for a bowl and have two key regular-season games remaining. The first, against Virginia (7-3, 4-2), could allow the Jackets to finish as the runner-up in the Coastal. That after Tech lost its first three games against FBS schools and dropped to 3-4 after a loss Oct. 13.
After Saturday’s game, Tech will face Georgia on Nov. 24 in Athens to conclude the regular season, but first there’s Virginia.
Tech has won three consecutive games (and five of its past six) as Virginia comes to Bobby Dodd Stadium. The Cavaliers have won four of their past five games.
Here is some important information regarding how to follow the action:
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Date: Saturday, Nov. 17
Location: Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta
Television: Fox Sports South will televise the game. Wes Durham will handle play-by-play. James Bates is the analyst, and Rebecca Caple is the sideline reporter.
Streaming: The game is available online at WatchESPN.com. outside the Atlanta TV market and on Fox Sports Go in 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 81/81.
Here are five other things you may want to know:
» Tech’s all-time record against Virginia is 20-19-1, 16-7 at Bobby Dodd Stadium/Grant Field.
» The Jackets defeated the Cavaliers 31-17 in 2016, the teams’ most recent meeting in Atlanta. Virginia defeated Tech 40-36 last year in Charlottesville.
» Virginia has seven Georgians on the roster: sophomore safety Joey Blount (Landmark Christian), senior tailback Jordan Ellis (Peachtree Ridge High), redshirt freshman center Tyler Fannin (Mill Creek HS), freshman linebacker T.C. Harrison (Collins Hill HS), junior linebacker Jordan Mack (Wesleyan), redshirt freshman defensive back Heskin Smith (Brunswick HS) and sophomore linebacker Robert Snyder (Collins Hill HS).
» Tech’s usually prolific running game has achieved new heights this season. The Jackets have reached 400 yards rushing in five games, setting a school record. The previous record was set last season.
» Jackets coach Paul Johnson is 6-4 against the Cavaliers. Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall is 1-3 against Tech. He is 1-1 at Virginia after losing both of his games against the Jackets when he was coach at BYU.