The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will open the 2019 season vs. The Citadel Bulldogs, FBSchedules.com has learned.
Georgia Tech will host The Citadel at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta on Aug. 31, 2019. The Bulldogs will receive a $400,000 guarantee for the game, according to a copy of the contract obtained via an Open Records Request to Georgia Tech.
The Citadel is a member of the Southern Conference in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). Last season, the Bulldogs upset South Carolina 23-22 in Columbia and finished 9-4 overall. They also made it to the quarterfinals of the FCS Playoffs.
The addition of The Citadel tentatively completes the 2019 non-conference schedule for Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets are also scheduled to host USF (Sept. 7) and Georgia (Nov. 30) and travel to Tulane.
However, the status of Georgia Tech’s 2019 game at Tulane remains up in the air. Earlier this month, the Yellow Jackets announced that their 2018 home game vs. Tulane was canceled and that the 2019 game in New Orleans “is to be determined.”