Georgia Tech and Colorado have contracted to play a home-and-home series in 2025 and 2026. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Tech, Colorado schedule home-and-home, but patience required

Georgia Tech and Colorado have contracted to play a home-and-home series in 2025 and 2026. The contract was obtained through an open-records request.

It will be the first time the two teams will have played, barring a bowl matchup in the interim. It will also be the first home-and-home that the Yellow Jackets have played with a Pac-12 team since playing Arizona in 1994 and 1995. It’s just the fourth overall series against a member of the conference. California and USC were the others.

The first game, to be played Aug. 30 at Colorado’s Folsom Field, will be played during the 35th anniversary of the teams’ shared national championship. The Buffaloes will come to Bobby Dodd Stadium on Sept. 5, 2026. Both are on Labor Day weekend, meaning they will presumably be season openers.

The schools have at least two more meaningful connections. Tech president G.P. “Bud” Peterson was Colorado’s chancellor 2006-09, the position he held immediately before coming to Atlanta. Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre is a Tech grad, played for the Jackets 1987-88.

Also, the teams have unique traditions for taking the field, the Jackets behind the Ramblin’ Wreck and the Buffaloes following Ralphie the buffalo.

The Colorado games are the first (besides the annual Georgia games) on the Tech schedule for those years. Tech is scheduled to play Notre Dame at home in 2024. The Ole Miss series in in 2022 and 2023.

In case you’re wondering, there are third-graders of today who probably will be playing in the 2026 game.

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