Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Report: Georgia Tech to Drop BYU Game in 2014, 2017

By John Ahlander, CougarFan.com 

As BYU struggled to find quality non-conference opponents as a new independent, the October 2010 announcement of a 4-game series with ACC opponent Georgia Tech was a ray of hope.

Make that a 2-game series.  The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting today that Georgia Tech is planning to drop the contracted games in 2014 and 2017 due to changes in their ACC conference schedule.

Here's the snippet:

"Tech is planning to drop its final two games with BYU, at home in 2014 and on the road in 2017. With the nine-game ACC schedule starting most likely in 2013, Tech had to drop one non-conference opponent in 2014 from among Wofford, BYU, Tulane and Georgia.
Tech’s non-conference opponents for 2017 (for now) are Georgia, Ole Miss and BYU. I’m going to guess that Tech would pick up a non-BCS conference FBS team or an FCS team to replace BYU.
Sorry if you already bought your plane tickets for Provo for 2017. Tough break."

Source: http://blogs.ajc.com/georgia-tech-sports/2012/03/27/georgia-tech-spring-practice-notes/

BYU will play Georgia Tech this fall on October 27th at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta.  A return engagement in Provo is planned for October 12, 2013.

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