Georgia Tech is planning to cancel future football games against BYU in 2014 and 2017, the AJC reported earlier this week.
The Yellow Jackets are currently slated to host the Cougars on Oct. 11, 2014 and travel to Provo on Oct. 14, 2017. The two games are part of a four-game, home-and-home series that was scheduled in October 2010.
With Pittsburgh and Syracuse set to join the ACC, likely in 2013, the ACC will move to a nine-game conference schedule. That means each ACC team will only play three non-conference games per season.
Georgia Tech currently has four games scheduled for 2014: BYU, Wofford, at Georgia, at Tulane. In 2017 they have games scheduled at BYU, at Ole Miss and home against Georgia.
Canceling the 2014 game against BYU lightens the difficulty of their non-conference slate. The 2017 game will likely be replaced with an FCS or lower-level FBS game at home for revenue purposes.
Clemson is in a similar situation as they appear to be on the verge of canceling a 2013-14 home-and-home series against Georgia.
BYU and Georgia Tech will meet for only the 3rd time ever on Oct. 27 in Atlanta. The two schools split a home-and-home series in 2002-03.