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Auburn Football at Georgia Tech Preview

Auburn - Georgia Tech Football Preview

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Auburn and Georgia Tech renew a 111-year old rivalry after a 16 year absence when the two meet in Bobby Dodd Stadium on the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta, Ga.

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  • Auburn and Georgia Tech will be meeting for the first time since 1987, with the Tigers holding a 47-39-4 advantage in the series.

  • Auburn has won nine straight meetings against Georgia Tech, dating back to 1979 and 16 of the last 19 meetings dating back to 1969.

  • This will mark the earliest the two have ever met in a season. In 1942, the two schools played on September 26. The previous 44 meetings were contested in October.

  • The Tigers are 98-61-7 all-time against schools in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

  • Auburn will be looking for its first win against an ACC school since defeating Clemson, 21-17, in the Peach Bowl on Jan. 2, 1998.

  • The Tigers have won 30 consecutive games (17 under Tuberville) when scoring 30 or more points.

  • John Heisman, the man for whom the Heisman Trophy is named, coached at both Auburn and Georgia Tech.

  • On November 7, 1896, the first intercollegiate football game was played in Auburn as the Tigers defeated Georgia Tech, 40-0.

  • From 1905 to 1987, Auburn and Georgia Tech played every year with the exception of 1943 when Auburn did not field a team because of World War II.

  • Under Head Coach Tommy Tuberville, Auburn is 14-3 in the month on September.

  • 27 Auburn players hail from the state of Georgia.

  • Auburn is 82-77-11 (.515) all-time in the state of Georgia. The 82 wins represent the Tigers most wins in any state with the exception of Alabama (419 wins).

  • In the Tigers past three games (all three against top 10 teams) dating back to last year, they have not given up a touchdown drive of more than 50 yards.


 

 

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