Florida State–Georgia Tech football rivalry

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Florida State–Georgia Tech football rivalry
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Florida State Seminoles Georgia Tech

Total meetings 24
Series record Florida State leads, 14–9–1
First meeting November 22, 1952
Georgia Tech 30, Florida State 0
Last meeting December 6, 2014
Florida State 37, Georgia Tech 35
Next meeting 2015
Largest win Florida State, 51–0 (1993)
Longest win streak Florida State, 12 (1992–2003)
Current win streak Florida State, 2 (2012–present)

The Florida State–Georgia Tech football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the Florida State Seminoles football team of Florida State University and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team of Georgia Tech. The schools have first played each other in 1952 and then began to play each other annually since 1992. Both universities are members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Since the ACC initiated divisional play in 2005, the two teams have competed in opposite divisions limiting the ability to renew the rivalry. The two teams last met in the 2014 ACC Championship Game with Florida State winning 37–35.

About the rivalry[edit]

In the years prior to the two teams facing off as conference opponents, Georgia Tech was 7–0–1 against Florida State. Since joining the ACC, Florida State has dominated the series winning 12 straight before losing at Georgia Tech in 2008.

For Florida State, it is considered a regional rivalry. Georgia Tech is located in Atlanta, Georgia which is the closest ACC team to travel to at 229 miles (369 km).[1] For Georgia Tech, the majority of recent games against the Seminoles have ended when they have been in a position to come away with a win with heartbreaking losses and nail-biting victories. While not regarded as a true rivalry in the strictest of terms, the contests between the two schools have provided multiple late game heroics to take the victory. In the last 9 meetings, 8 games have been decided by less than one score.[2]

Notable games[edit]

2002: Florida State, 21-Georgia Tech, 13 – Stanford Samuels game-saving pick in the end zone with 20 seconds left ensured the victory for the Seminoles.

2003: Florida State, 14-Georgia Tech, 13 – Chris Rix orchestrates two touchdown drives with 7:09 left in the final quarter for the come from behind victory.

2008: Georgia Tech, 31-Florida State, 28 – A last-minute fumble by Marcus Sims at the goal-line cost Florida State a chance to complete a comeback. Florida State had beaten Georgia Tech 12 consecutive times, dating back to 1975.

2009: Georgia Tech, 49-Florida State, 44 – A shoot-out win gives the Yellow Jackets their first win in Tallahassee.

2012: Florida State, 21-Georgia Tech, 15 – Karlos Williams intercepts Tevin Washington with just a minute left to lead the Seminoles to the ACC Championship.

Game results[edit]

Florida State victories are colored ██ garnet. Georgia Tech victories are colored ██ gold. Ties are white.

Date Location Winner Score
November 22, 1952 Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech 30–0
October 22, 1955 Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech 34–0
September 26, 1956 Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech 17–3
November 10, 1962 Atlanta, GA Tie 14–14
November 9, 1963 Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech 15–7
September 19, 1970 Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech 23–13
November 13, 1971 Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech 12–6
October 4, 1975 Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech 30–0
October 17, 1992 Atlanta, GA Florida State 29–24
October 2, 1993 Tallahassee, FL Florida State 51–0
November 5, 1994 Atlanta, GA Florida State 41–10
October 21, 1995 Tallahassee, FL Florida State 42–10
November 2, 1996 Atlanta, GA Florida State 49–3
October 18, 1997 Tallahassee, FL Florida State 38–0
October 24, 1998 Atlanta, GA Florida State 34–7
September 11, 1999 Tallahassee, FL Florida State 41–35
September 9, 2000 Atlanta, GA Florida State 26–21
December 1, 2001 Tallahassee, FL Florida State 28–17
November 9, 2002 Atlanta, GA Florida State 21–13
September 13, 2003 Tallahassee, FL Florida State 14–13
Date Location Winner Score
November 1, 2008 Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech 31–28
October 10, 2009 Tallahassee, FL Georgia Tech 49–44
December 1, 2012 Charlotte, NC Florida State 21–15
December 6, 2014 Charlotte, NC Florida State 37–35

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ACC Rivalries of the Future". Bleacher Report. 2010-08-13. Retrieved 2014-02-20. 
  2. ^ "Review The Rivalry: The Florida State Seminoles". From The Rumble Seat. Retrieved 2014-02-20.