1990 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team

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1990 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
Georgia Tech Outline Interlocking logo.svg
UPI National Champions
Florida Citrus Bowl Champions
ACC Champions
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches #1
AP #2
1990 record 11–0–1 ( ACC)
Head coach Bobby Ross
Offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen
Offensive scheme Pro Style
Defensive coordinator George O'Leary
Base defense 4-3
Home stadium Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field
Seasons
« 1989 1991 »
1990 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Georgia Tech 6 0 1     11 0 1
#9 Clemson 5 2 0     10 2 0
#23 Virginia 5 2 0     8 4 0
Maryland 4 3 0     6 5 1
North Carolina 3 3 1     6 4 1
NC State 3 4 0     7 5 0
Duke 1 6 0     4 7 0
Wake Forest 0 7 0     3 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1990 AFCA National Championship Trophy Georgia Tech received.

The 1990 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology in the 1990 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Yellow Jackets offense scored 379 points while the defense allowed 186 points. Led by head coach Bobby Ross, the Yellow Jackets participated in the Florida Citrus Bowl. With a nationally televised win over #1 Virginia on the road, defeating archrival Georgia for the second consecutive year, and a final mark of defeating Nebraska 45-21 in the 1991 Florida Citrus Bowl, Coach Bobby Ross and the Yellow Jackets were awarded a split National Championship, winning the 1990 UPI National Championship by one vote over Colorado, who won the AP poll.[1]

Regular season[edit]

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The most notable victory for the Yellow Jackets came on November 3 against #1 ranked Virginia at Scott Stadium. The game was televised nationally by CBS with Jim Nantz handling play-by-play duties. Georgia Tech won 41-38 thanks to a 37 yard field goal by Scott Sisson with 7 seconds remaining.[2]

Georgia Tech ended the season 11–0–1, with the lone tie coming against North Carolina.[3] The team won the Coaches' Poll by a single point, 847–846, over the AP National Champion Colorado.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 8 12:00 PM NC State Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA JPS W 21–13   40,021
September 22 1:00 PM Chattanooga* Bobby Dodd Stadium • Atlanta, GA W 44–9   32,911
September 29 4:00 PM #25 South Carolina* Bobby Dodd Stadium • Atlanta, GA ESPN W 27–6   46,011
October 6 12:00 PM at Maryland #23 Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD JPS W 31–3   31,941
October 13 12:00 PM #15 Clemson #18 Bobby Dodd Stadium • Atlanta, GA JPS W 21–19   46,066
October 20 1:30 PM at North Carolina #11 Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC T 13–13   48,000
October 27 12:00 PM Duke #16 Bobby Dodd Stadium • Atlanta, GA JPS W 48–31   44,061
November 3 2:00 PM at #1 Virginia #16 Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA CBS W 41–38   49,700
November 10 1:00 PM Virginia Tech* #7 Bobby Dodd Stadium • Atlanta, GA W 6–3   43,011
November 17 1:00 PM at Wake Forest #4 Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, NC W 42–7   13,493
December 1 12:30 PM at Georgia* #2 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) TBS W 40–23   82,122
January 1 1:30 PM vs. #19 Nebraska* #2 Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Citrus Bowl) ABC W 45–21   72,328
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Sources.[3][5]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Calvin Tiggle Linebacker 7 174 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jim Lavin Guard 10 268 Cincinnati Bengals

Source.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clarke, Michael (September 16, 2005) Football Program Builds on Strong History. The Technique. Retrieved September 1, 2011.
  2. ^ "The Brawl For It All". Georgia Tech Athletic Association. September 21, 2007. Retrieved October 7, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b 1990 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Schedule and Results. College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved September 1, 2011.
  4. ^ Stone, Gene (January 3, 1991). "Tech Scores Split Decision, is Voted No. 1 by Coaches". Gadsden Times. Retrieved September 1, 2011. 
  5. ^ 1990 Final Stats. Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site. Retrieved September 1, 2011.
  6. ^ 1991 NFL Draft. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 1, 2011.