The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Georgia Southern Eagles have scheduled a football game for the 2016 season, both schools announced today.
Georgia Tech will host Georgia Southern at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta on November 19, 2016. The game will be only the second meeting between the two in-state schools following Georgia Tech’s 42-38 victory in Atlanta earlier this season.
The addition of Georgia Southern tentatively completes the 2016 football schedule for Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets are slated to open the season at home vs. Mercer on Sept. 3, host Vanderbilt on Sept. 17, and travel to bitter rival Georgia on Nov. 26.
Georgia Southern also now has their 2016 non-conference schedule tentatively finished. The Eagles are scheduled to open the season vs. Savannah State on Sept. 3 and visit Western Michigan on Sept. 24 and Ole Miss on Oct. 8.
“Playing a high-quality opponent within just a few hours of campus benefits both programs and scheduling this game is a win-win situation,” said Georgia Southern Director of Athletics Tom Kleinlein. “For us, with such a large number of our alumni living in the Atlanta area, we have the opportunity to bring their team to them.”