1986 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team

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1986 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets logo.svg
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
1986 record5–5–1 (3–3 ACC)
Head coachBill Curry (7th season)
Defensive coordinatorDon Lindsey (3rd season)
CaptainCory Collier
Kyle Ambrose
Bart Jones
Home stadiumGrant Field
(Capacity: 46,000)
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 17 Clemson $ 5 1 1     8 2 2
NC State 5 2 0     8 3 1
North Carolina 5 2 0     7 4 1
Georgia Tech 3 3 0     5 5 1
Maryland 2 3 1     5 5 1
Wake Forest 2 5 0     5 6 0
Duke 2 5 0     4 7 0
Virginia 2 5 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by head coach Bill Curry, in his seventh and final year with the team, and played their home games at Grant Field in Atlanta. The team competed as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, finishing in fourth.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 13Furman*T 17–1733,352
September 20at VirginiaW 28–1434,800
September 27Clemson
RaycomL 3–2746,062
October 4at North CarolinaL 20–2150,000
October 11No. 17 NC State
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
RaycomW 59–2124,110
October 18at No. 7 Auburn*L 10–3172,500
October 25Tennessee*
TBSW 14–1328,432
November 1Dukedagger
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 34–637,102
November 8VMI*
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 52–623,542
November 22at Wake ForestRaycomL 21–2417,300
November 29at No. 18 Georgia*TBSL 24–3182,122
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Sources:[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1986 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  2. ^ 2011 Georgia Tech Media Guide. p. 174