UVa Hosts Georgia Tech Saturday for its 89th Homecomings Game
Oct. 21, 2013
| Virginia vs. Georgia Tech • Homecomings
|Date/Time||Sat., Oct. 26, 2013 | 12:30 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Scott Stadium (61,500)|
|Television||ACC Network | Affiliates|
|Radio||Virginia Sports Radio Network | Satellite Radio — Sirius 134 | XM 192|
|Multimedia||Gametracker | ESPN3|
|@UVa_Football | @CoachMikeLondon | @VirginiaSports|
|Game Notes||Virginia | Georgia Tech | ACC | UVa Depth Chart|
|Additional Information||Tickets | Facebook | 2013 Fact Book | 2013 Season Stats
Coach London’s Weekly Press Conference Transcript
Virginia Clashes With ACC Rival Georgia Tech on Homecomings
• UVa continues its three-game homestand, welcoming the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets to Scott Stadium for the 89th Homecomings game at the University of Virginia. The game will be televised live on the ACC Network, locally NBC29 in the Charlottesville area.
• UVa owns a 45-41-2 (.523) all-time Homecomings record.
• Saturday marks the third time in UVa Homecomings history that the Cavaliers have played Georgia Tech. UVa is 1-1 against the Yellow Jackets in Homecomings games, including a 24-21 triumph in 2011, the last time Georgia Tech visited Scott Stadium. The loss to Georgia Tech came on Nov. 3, 1990 when UVa was ranked No. 1 in the nation and lost 41-38 to the Yellow Jackets, who went on to win a share of the national championship with Colorado.
Virginia vs. Georgia Tech
• The Cavaliers and Yellow Jackets are tied in the all-time series, 17-17-1, which dates back to 1965.
• The Yellow Jackets are outscoring UVa in the series by only 28 points, 884-856, over the 35 meetings. Georgia Tech gained the scoring edge with a 36-point win last season.
• The series has favored the home team historically. UVa is 10-3-1 all-time at Scott Stadium against Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets are 14-7 at Bobby Dodd Stadium against UVa.
• Since Georgia Tech beat then-No. 1 UVa in 1990, the Cavaliers are 9-1 against Georgia Tech at Scott Stadium. The Yellow Jackets’ lone win in that span was a 34-9 triumph in 2009.
• UVa and Georgia Tech are two of four schools in the country to have three or more assistant coaches that have been a head coach at the FBS or FCS level. UVa has Tom O’Brien (Boston College & NC State), Steve Fairchild (Colorado State) and Larry Lewis (Idaho State). Georgia Tech has Mike Sewak (Georgia. Southern), Andy McCollum (Middle Tennessee State) and Ted Roof (Duke).
Turnovers May Tell the Story
• Since 1982, Virginia is 9-2 vs. Georgia Tech when committing fewer turnovers. The losses were in 1991 and 2010.
• Georgia Tech is 7-4-1 during that span when committing fewer turnovers.
• There have been seven games since 1982 (`82, `87, `98, `02, `05, `08, `09) where the teams had equal turnovers; UVa won in 1987, 2005 and 2008.
• In the last eight meetings, Virginia has recorded 18 takeaways and turned them into 64 points.
• The Yellow Jackets have turned the ball over at least once in every game in the series since 2001 (19 total).
Last Meeting: 2012 (GT 56, UVa 20)
• UVa and Georgia Tech have not met since the third week of the 2012 season, the Cavaliers road and ACC opener. Georgia Tech wasted zero time touching the scoreboard when Tevin Washington found Zach Laskey on a wheel route for a 70-yard score on the game’s first offensive play.
• UVa went three and out on its first offensive possession and then Georgia Tech scored its second touchdown of the game on only its third offensive play, a 77-yard rushing score by Orwin Smith, give the Yellow Jackets a 14-0 lead.
• Jake McGee cut the UVa deficit in half, 14-7, when he hurdled a Georgia Tech defender into the endzone on the a 19-yard scoring strike.
• Georgia Tech scored 35 straight points to take control of the game.
• Quarterback Tevin Washington led the way for Georgia Tech, rushing for three touchdowns and throwing for one.
Last Scott Stadium Meeting: 2012 (UVa 24, GT 21)
• The last time these two teams clashed at Scott Stadium in 2011 the Cavaliers scored all 24 points in the first half and held on to defeat the Yellow Jackets, 24-21, who entered the contest 6-0 and ranked No. 12 in the nation.
• Perry Jones rushed for a career-high 149 yards on 18 carries.
• As a team UVa out-rushed Georgia Tech in the game, 274 yards to 272 yards – which served at the time as the first time such a feat happened against the Yellow Jackets since the 2009 season when Iowa accomplished it in the 2010 Orange Bowl.
UVa Connections with Georgia Tech
• Six Cavaliers hail from the state of Georgia -QB Greyson Lambert (Jesup), WR Miles Gooch (Decatur), OLB D.J. Hill (Covington), CB C.J. Moore (Buford), OG George Adeosun (Alpharetta) and OT Eric Smith (Decatur).
• UVa head coach Mike London and Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson are the only active FBS head coaches who have won a NCAA title at the FCS level. London won with Richmond in 2008 and Johnson won with Georgia Southern in 1999 and 2000.
• UVa’s associate head coach for defense and defensive coordinator Jon Tenuta was the defensive coordinator at Georgia Tech from 2002-07.
• Georgia Tech offensive line coach Mike Sewak was a three-year letterwinner (1978-79-80) as an offensive lineman at Virginia for former head coach Dick Bestwick.
• Tenuta and Sewak were teammates from 1978-80 at UVa.
• UVa’s special teams coordinator and running backs coach Larry Lewis coached together with Georgia Tech’s wide receivers coach Al “Buzz” Preston at Washington State for four seasons (1994-97).
• Georgia Tech linebacker coach and recruiting coordinator Andy McCollum spent three seasons on the staff of UVa’s current associate head coach for offense Tom O’Brien’s staff at NC State (2007-09).