Florida State–Georgia Tech football rivalry
|Florida State–Georgia Tech football rivalry|
|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||October 24, 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
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). 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.
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.
2014: Florida State, 37-Georgia Tech, 35 – Jameis Winston leads the Seminoles to their record 29th straight victory and to their third straight ACC Championship.
|Florida State victories||Georgia Tech victories||Tie games|
|#||Date||Location||Winning team||Losing team|
|1||November 22, 1952||Atlanta, GA||Georgia Tech||30||Florida State||0|
|2||October 22, 1955||Atlanta, GA||Georgia Tech||34||Florida State||0|
|3||September 26, 1956||Atlanta, GA||Georgia Tech||17||Florida State||3|
|4||November 10, 1962||Atlanta, GA||Tie||14||Tie||14|
|5||November 9, 1963||Atlanta, GA||Georgia Tech||15||Florida State||7|
|6||September 19, 1970||Atlanta, GA||Georgia Tech||23||Florida State||13|
|7||November 13, 1971||Atlanta, GA||Georgia Tech||12||Florida State||6|
|8||October 4, 1975||Atlanta, GA||Georgia Tech||30||Florida State||0|
|9||October 17, 1992||Atlanta, GA||Florida State||29||Georgia Tech||24|
|10||October 2, 1993||Tallahassee, FL||Florida State||51||Georgia Tech||0|
|11||November 5, 1994||Atlanta, GA||Florida State||41||Georgia Tech||10|
|12||October 21, 1995||Tallahassee, FL||Florida State||42||Georgia Tech||10|
|13||November 2, 1996||Atlanta, GA||Florida State||49||Georgia Tech||3|
|#||Date||Location||Winning team||Losing team|
|14||October 18, 1997||Tallahassee, FL||Florida State||38||Georgia Tech||0|
|15||October 24, 1998||Atlanta, GA||Florida State||34||Georgia Tech||7|
|16||September 11, 1999||Tallahassee, FL||Florida State||41||Georgia Tech||35|
|17||September 9, 2000||Atlanta, GA||Florida State||26||Georgia Tech||21|
|18||December 1, 2001||Tallahassee, FL||Florida State||28||Georgia Tech||17|
|19||November 9, 2002||Atlanta, GA||Florida State||21||Georgia Tech||13|
|20||September 13, 2003||Tallahassee, FL||Florida State||14||Georgia Tech||13|
|21||November 1, 2008||Atlanta, GA||Georgia Tech||31||Florida State||28|
|22||October 10, 2009||Tallahassee, FL||Georgia Tech||49||Florida State||44|
|23||December 1, 2012||Charlotte, NC||Florida State||21||Georgia Tech||15|
|24||December 6, 2014||Charlotte, NC||Florida State||37||Georgia Tech||35|
|Series: Florida State leads 14–9–1|