The two teams had met three times previously, with Georgia Tech holding a 2–1 lead and with each team winning a bowl game. In total bowl appearances, Ole Miss had a 22–12 record and Georgia Tech was 23–18.
This season, Ole Miss set a new school record for yards in a season. Leading the team has been junior quarterback Bo Wallace, who is ranked 26th nationally in total offense (279.9 ypg) and in passing (257.5 ypg).
The Yellow Jackets have the 6th leading rushing attack with 311.7 yards per game. The team has scored 36.6 points per game, third best in the conference and 22nd nationally, and second-best in the program’s modern era. Senior DE Jeremiah Attaochu is leading the defense with a career 31 sacks, just shy of breaking the school’s career record. Offensively, the leader is senior A-back Robert Godhigh, recipient of the ACC’s 2013 Brian Piccolo Award, who has gained 1,114 yards from scrimmage (694 rush, 420 catch) and his average of 12.4 yards per play leads the FBS.