1971 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team

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1971 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets logo.svg
Peach Bowl, L 18–41 vs. Ole Miss
ConferenceIndependent
1971 record6–6
Head coachBud Carson (5th season)
CaptainBrent Cunningham
Jeff Ford
Home stadiumGrant Field
(Capacity: 58,121)
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
1971 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Penn State         11 1 0
Boston College         9 2 0
No. 17 Houston         9 3 0
No. 13 Notre Dame         8 2 0
Utah State         8 3 0
Florida State         8 4 0
Cincinnati         7 4 0
West Virginia         7 4 0
Temple         6 2 1
Air Force         6 4 0
Army         6 4 0
Colgate         6 4 0
Villanova         6 4 1
South Carolina         6 5 0
Southern Miss         6 5 0
Georgia Tech         6 6 0
New Mexico State         5 5 1
Northern Illinois         5 5 1
Syracuse         5 5 1
Dayton         5 6 0
Miami (FL)         4 7 0
Rutgers         4 7 0
Virginia Tech         4 7 0
Navy         3 8 0
Pittsburgh         3 8 0
Tulane         3 8 0
Xavier         1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1971 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology in the 1971 NCAA University Division football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by fifth-year head coach Bud Carson and played their home games at Grant Field in Atlanta. They were invited to the 1971 Peach Bowl, held just 3 miles from their home stadium in Atlanta, where they lost to Ole Miss, 18–41. After the season, Bud Carson was fired as head coach after compiling a 27–27 record over five seasons.[1]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 11at South CarolinaNo. 17L 7–2454,842
September 18No. 18 Michigan StateW 10–050,646
September 25Army
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta, Georgia
L 13–1640,123
October 2Clemson
W 24–1450,239
October 9at No. 13 TennesseeL 6–1063,671
October 16No. 5 Auburn
L 14–3160,204
October 23at TulaneW 24–1650,248
October 30Dukedagger
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 21–049,886
November 6Navy
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 34–2144,821
November 13Florida State
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 12–644,261
November 25No. 7 Georgia
ABCL 24–2860,124
December 30No. 17 Ole MissCBS[2]L 18–4136,771
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Sources:[3][4]

Roster[edit]

1971 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 1 Eddie McAshan Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keefer, Joseph D. (January 11, 1972). "Georgia Tech Athletic Board Fires Bud Carson". Atlanta Daily World. p. 2.
  2. ^ "This Week's Shows of Special Interest". Detroit Free Press. December 26, 1971. p. 122.
  3. ^ "1971 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 14, 2017.
  4. ^ 2011 Georgia Tech Media Guide p. 172