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Game 6: Georgia Tech

October 18
Doak Campbell Stadium
Tallahassee, FL

General Information

Location: Atlanta, GA
Stadium: Bobby Dodd Stadium/Grant Field (46,000)
Surface: Natural Grass
Enrollment: 13,000
Founded: 1885
Colors: Old Gold & White
Nickname: Yellow Jackets, Rambling Wreck
Conference: Atlantic Coast
Offensive System: Multiple
Defensive System: Multiple
1996 Record: 5-6
1996Conference Record/Finish: 4-4/5th
President: Dr. G. Wayne Clough
Athletic Director: Dr. Homer C. Rice
Sports Publicist: Mike Finn
Assistant Publicists: Allison George; Erika Austin; Mike Stamus; Matt Rehm
SID Mailing Address: 150 Bobby Dodd Way, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30332-0455

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: George O'Leary (New Hampshire '68)
Record at Tech: 11-14 (2years)
Overall Record: 11-14 (2years)
Assistant Coaches: John Anselmo (Defensive Backs); Lance Thompson (Out-side Linebackers/Recruiting Coordinator); Bob Casullo (Running Backs/Special Teams); Dave Huxtable (Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers); Larry New (Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line); Lance Thompson (Outside Linebackers); Ralph Friedgen (Quarter-backs/Offensive Coordinator); Stan Hixon (Wide Receivers); Doug Marrone (Offensive Line)

Player Information

Lettermen Returning: (O) 16 , (D) 21
Lettermen Lost: (O) 10, (D) 6
Starters Returning: (O) 7, (D) 7
Starters Lost: (O) 5, (D) 4
Specialists Returning/Lost: 2/0
Offensive Starters Returning: Harvey Middleton (SE); Derrick Steagall (FL); Ken Celaj (G); Charles Wiley (FB); Joe Hamilton (QB); Craig Page (C); Mike Sheridan (FL)
Defensive Starters Returning: Ralph Hughes (DE); Derrick Shepard (DT); Keith Brooking (ILB); Brian Wilkins (FS); Patrick Bradford (NG); Jason Bostic (CB)
All-Star Candidates: Keith Brooking (ILB); Harvey Middleton (SE)

Game Notes

Georgia Tech leads the series 7-5-1, but the Seminoles have won five straight since joining the ACC in 1992...the Tribe is averaging 42.4 points per game over the last five meetings...FSU has held the Yellow Jackets to 10 points or less in the last four meetings...Georgia Tech is one of six teams on FSU's schedule to have won a national championship...Tech assistant coach Eddie Wilson served as an assistant at Florida State in 1975...eight Seminoles are Georgia natives...11 players on the Georgia Tech roster are from the state of Florida...safety Brian Wilkins intercepted Thad Busby on the first play of last year's game to set up the Yellow Jackets only score, a 35-yard field goal...FSU linebacker Lamont Green returned an interception for a 56-yard TD to take a lead it would not relinquish...Charlie Ward quarterbacked FSU to one of its more dramatic wins ever in a 29-24 come-from-behind win at Georgia Tech in 1992.

Yellow Jacket Schedule & Results

1997 Schedule
September    6  at Notre Dame
September   20  at Wake Forest
September   27  CLEMSON
October      4  at Boston College
October     11  NC STATE
October     18  at Florida State
October     30  NORTH CAROLINA
November     8  at Virginia
November    15  at Duke
November    22  MARYLAND
November    29  GEORGIA

1996 Results (5-6)

                  GT-OPP
at NC State        28-16
WAKE FOREST        30-10
at North Carolina   0-16
MARYLAND           48-22
VIRGINIA            13-7
at Clemson         28-25
CENTRAL FLORIDA    27-20
FLORIDA STATE       3-49
at Maryland        20-13
NAVY               26-36
at Georgia         10-19

All-Time Series

(W-5, L-7, T-1)
Year    Site          Score
1952    Atlanta        0-30
1955    Atlanta        0-34
1958    Atlanta        3-17
1962    Atlanta       14-14
1963    Atlanta        7-15
1970    Atlanta       13-23
1971    Atlanta        6-12
1975    Atlanta        0-30
1992    Atlanta       29-24
1993    Tallahassee    51-0
1994    Atlanta       41-10
1995    Tallahassee   42-10
1996    Atlanta        49-3

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