Add another game to the list of cancellations because of Hurricane Irma. Georgia Tech and Central Florida will not play on Saturday, according to Zach Klein of WSB in Atlanta.
Per ACC/CFB source, Georgia Tech will not play at UCF this weekend – one less game for Yellow Jackets to become Bowl eligible
— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) September 11, 2017
Central Florida players have been unable to return to campus, and that is a major reason behind the cancellation, according to reports by Kelly Quinlan of Yahoo and Rival Sports. Unfortunately for the Yellow Jackets, it means one fewer game to reach 6 victories, which is the requirement to become bowl eligible.
Georgia Tech lost a double-overtime game against Tennessee on Labor Day but bounced back to beat Jacksonville State in Week 2. The Yellow Jackets next play at home against Pitt on Sept. 23 in what will be their first ACC game.
Starting that day, Georgia Tech will play eight consecutive conference games, including division cross-over matchups against Wake Forest and Clemson. The Yellow Jackets will end the season against the Georgia Bulldogs on Nov. 25 at home.
Last season, Georgia Tech started 5-4 and won its last three games, including a road contest against Georgia, to become bowl eligible. Then, the Yellow Jackets ended the season with a victory against Kentucky in the TaxSlayer Bowl.