College football is back in Atlanta! The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will take on No. 14 University of Central Florida in its first home game of the season.
The game kicks off live at 3:30 p.m. and fans can watch all the action on Channel 2 after the Navy-Tulane game. Georgia Tech and UCF will honor former coach George O’Leary, who coached both programs and was named to the Georgia Tech Hall of Fame.
Here’s what else fans need to know about the game Saturday.
Watch the game LIVE on Channel 2 and follow Channel 2′s Alison Mastrangelo for updates from Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Only a limited amount of people will be allowed to attend Georgia Tech homes games this season. The athletic department announced that Bobby Dodd Stadium will have a 20% capacity, which allows for 11,000 fans.
Georgia Tech also announced fan safety protocols, including digital-only tickets and mandatory masks. All fans over the age of 2 will be required to wear masks around the stadium.
Based on guidance from health officials, some of Georgia Tech’s pre-game traditions will not happen this season. These include Yellow Jacket Alley, marching band performances, 404 Tailgate and Wreckfest.
Tailgating is not allowed for the season opener. The department said it will offer discounted concessions on certain items 90 minutes before kickoff.
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The Yellow Jackets enter Saturday’s match-up against the Knights with a 1-0 record following a road win at Florida State. Georgia Tech rallied from a 10-0 halftime deficit to win 16-13.
Fans liked what they saw out of true freshman quarterback Jeff Sims in his debut plus the team’s defensive showing in the second half that sealed the win.
Sims threw one touchdown and two interceptions and finished with 277 yards on 24 out of 35 passes, the most completions by a Tech freshman quarterback since 2003.
Saturday’s game against UCF is the only non-conference game on the schedule for Georgia Tech. The ACC allowed for 10 conference games and one non-conference game in 2020.
The SEC moved to a conference-only schedule, which means the Yellow Jackets won’t face rival Georgia to end the regular season.
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