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Georgia Tech releases 2014 football schedule

Georgia Tech’s flag corps comes running out onto the field just before kickoff of the 2013 Music City Bowl.

Georgia Tech’s flag corps comes running out onto the field just before kickoff of the 2013 Music City Bowl.

Home games against Orange Bowl champion Clemson, ACC Coastal Division champion Duke and division rivals Miami and Virginia, as well as road games at Georgia, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech and North Carolina, highlight Georgia Tech’s 2014 football schedule.

Tech releeased the schedule Wednesday afternoon.

“Even though you know what opponents you will play, it’s always an exciting time for the players, coaches and fans when the schedule is officially released,” head coach Paul Johnson said. “It’s certainly a challenging schedule. Five of our six road games come against teams that played in bowl games last season and the home schedule is strong as well.”

The Yellow Jackets, 7-6 overall and 5-3 in the ACC last season, open Aug. 30 against Wofford in Bobby Dodd Stadium. Tech opens ACC play on the road against Virginia Tech Sept. 20 in Blacksburg, Va.

Eight of Georgia Tech’s 12 opponents played in bowl games last season. Two Yellow Jacket opponents – Clemson and Duke – were ranked in the final top 25 polls, and two other teams – Georgia and Miami – received votes for the final Coaches Poll.

Tech will play just six home games for the first time since 2010 after playing seven home contests each of the last three seasons. It also will play every game on a Saturday for the first time since 1992 and will not play a Thursday night game for just the second time since 1993. Tech did not play on Thursday night in 2012, but the Jackets opened that season on a Monday (Labor Day) at Virginia Tech.

Here’s a look at the schedule:

GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL

2014 SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Site TV Time

Aug. 30 Wofford H TBD TBD

Sept. 6 at Tulane A TBD TBD

Sept. 13 Georgia Southern H TBD TBD

Sept. 20 at Virginia Tech A TBD TBD

Sept. 27 Open

Oct. 4 Miami H TBD TBD

Oct. 11 Duke H TBD TBD

Oct. 18 at North Carolina A TBD TBD

Oct. 25 at Pittsburgh A TBD TBD

Nov. 1 Virginia H TBD TBD

Nov. 8 at NC State A TBD TBD

Nov. 15 Clemson H TBD TBD

Nov. 22 Open

Nov. 29 at Georgia A TBD TBD