2011 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team

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2011 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
Georgia Tech Outline Interlocking logo.svg
Sun Bowl vs Utah, L 27–30 OT
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division
2011 record 8–5 (5–3 ACC)
Head coach Paul Johnson (4th year)
Offensive scheme Flexbone
Defensive coordinator Al Groh
Base defense 3–4
Home stadium Bobby Dodd Stadium
(Capacity: 55,000)
Seasons
« 2010 2012 »
2011 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic
#22 Clemson x   6 2         10 4  
#23 Florida State   5 3         9 4  
Wake Forest   5 3         6 7  
NC State   4 4         8 5  
Boston College   3 5         4 8  
Maryland   1 7         2 10  
Coastal
#21 Virginia Tech x   7 1         11 3  
Virginia   5 3         8 5  
Georgia Tech   5 3         8 5  
North Carolina   3 5         7 6  
Miami   3 5         6 6  
Duke   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Clemson 38, Virginia Tech 10
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
As of January 10, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by fourth year head coach Paul Johnson and played their home games at Bobby Dodd Stadium. They are members of the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 8–5, 5–3 in ACC play to finish in a tie for second place in the Coastal Division. They were invited to the Sun Bowl where they were defeated by Utah 27–30 in overtime.

Schedule[edit]

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Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 7:30 PM Western Carolina* Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA ESPN3 W 63–21   42,132
September 10 6:00 PM at Middle Tennessee* Johnny "Red" Floyd StadiumMurfreesboro, TN ESPN3 W 49–21   30,501
September 17 12:30 PM Kansas* Bobby Dodd Stadium • Atlanta, GA FSN W 66–24   42,025
September 24 12:00 PM North Carolina #24 Bobby Dodd Stadium • Atlanta, GA ESPN W 35–28   46,849
October 1 3:30 PM at NC State #21 Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC ABC W 45–35   55,811
October 8 12:00 PM Maryland #13 Bobby Dodd Stadium • Atlanta, GA ESPNU W 21–16   45,905[2]
October 15 3:30 PM at Virginia #12 Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA ESPNU L 21–24   47,692[3]
October 22 3:30 PM at Miami (FL) #20 Sun Life StadiumMiami Gardens, FL ESPN L 7–24   43,716[4]
October 29 8:00 PM #6 Clemsondagger Bobby Dodd Stadium • Atlanta, GA (Rivalry) ABC W 31–17   55,646[5]
November 10 8:00 PM #10 Virginia Tech #20 Bobby Dodd Stadium • Atlanta, GA (Battle of the Techs) ESPN L 26–37   50,140[6]
November 19 12:30 PM at Duke Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC ACCN W 38–31   18,747
November 26 12:00 PM #13 Georgia* #25 Bobby Dodd Stadium • Atlanta, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) ESPN L 17–31   54,925
December 31 2:00 PM vs. Utah* Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX (Sun Bowl) CBS L 27–30 OT  48,123
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP NR RV RV 25 21 13 12 20 RV 22 20 RV 25 RV RV  
Coaches' RV RV RV 24 21 13 12 19 RV 23 19 23 21 RV RV  
Harris NR RV RV RV RV RV 12 18 RV 21 19 24 22 RV RV Not released 
BCS NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 22 NR 23 21 NR 23 NR NR Not released


Game notes[edit]

Clemson[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Clemson 3 0 7 7 17
Georgia Tech 7 17 7 0 31

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