Florida State–Georgia Tech football rivalry

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Florida State–Georgia Tech football rivalry
Florida State University logo Georgia Tech logo
Teams Florida State Seminoles
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
First Meeting 1952
Series History Florida State leads, 13–9–1
Last Meeting 2012

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 2012 ACC Championship Game with Florida State winning 21–13.

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 bitting 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 8 meetings, 7 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 in 7:09 seconds 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.

(2013) 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.

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.