Preview: Georgia vs. Georgia Tech 2023

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Preview: Georgia vs. Georgia Tech 2023

This will be the first night game at Tech between the old in-state rivals since a 30-24 Georgia upset win in 2009. The last nine games in the series have kicked off at noon.

It will be quite a scene under the lights for two teams coming in with a lot of momentum.





Tech beat Syracuse 31-22 this past Saturday to improve to 6-5 on the season and clinch bowl eligibility. The Yellow Jackets have won three of their last four.

The Bulldogs head in with a record of 11-0. The two-time reigning national champions have won 44 of the last 45 games, and aim for a third successive undefeated regular season.

Georgia is in the midst of an incredible run of success in the Kirby Smart era. The Bulldogs have won 28 consecutive games, equaling the record for an SEC team. Alabama won 28 straight from 1978-1980 in the Bear Bryant glory days. Gene Stallings Crimson Tide won 28 in a row from 1991 through 1993. A win over the rival Yellow Jackets would establish a new standard.





Last week’s triumph at Tennessee was Georgia’s 27th consecutive regular season Southeastern Conference victory, as the Bulldogs capped a third straight undefeated league mark. The last team in the conference to post three straight perfect league records was Georgia from 1980 through 1982.

The Bulldogs have posted 38 consecutive regular season victories and have won 14 true road games in a row.

Georgia has won five straight in the series with the Yellow Jackets and 11 in a row against Tech at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Tech has had an outstanding turnaround under Brent Key’s watch. He took over as the interim head coach on The Flats last season after the Yellow Jackets got off to a 1-3 start. Tech went 4-4 the rest of the way, and he was hired as Tech’s head coach. At his introductory press conference, he talked about working 365 days a year to dominate Georgia. He’s certainly done a good job, leading the Jackets to bowl eligibility and a shot at clinching a winning record this season. This season will mark Tech’s first postseason berth since Paul Johnson’s final season in 2018.

There is so much on the line for the Bulldogs, and there is nothing that the Yellow Jackets would like better than spoiling their arch-rivals’ perfect season and surge into a bowl game with a 7-5 mark.

Meanwhile Georgia tries to build on an incredible history-making run in the battle for the state championship, the game legendary Hall of Fame Bulldogs coach Vince Dooley always called, “the biggest game of them all.”





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