Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech opens season by stunning Florida State in road win

Georgia Tech football head coach Geoff Collins during a preseason football practice at Alexander Rose Bowl Field. (Alyssa Pointer/

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The team picked to finish last in the ACC had something to say Saturday.

In a game delayed twice by lightning, Georgia Tech scored perhaps the most significant victory of coach Geoff Collins' young tenure, defeating Florida State 16-13 at Doak Campbell Stadium.

Taking the field as 12.5-point underdogs, Tech rallied from a 10-0 halftime deficit behind an impressive display of the Jackets defense and the playmaking of freshman quarterback Jeff Sims in his highly anticipated debut.

“The men that came out here and played (Saturday), poured their hearts out,” Collins said. “I thought our coaching staff did an amazing job, just working together as a team.”

Read more about Georgia Tech’s stunner comeback from our partners at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.