Georgia Tech reportedly dropping effort to schedule 12th football game

After his team’s game against Central Florida was cancelled due to Hurricane Irma, Georgia Tech football coach Paul Johnson raised the possibility of scheduling a game during the team’s bye week on Oct. 7 so the Yellow Jackets could play a normal 12-game season.

Ken Sugiura of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday that Georgia Tech will not fill that open date. The school no longer is in talks with any other school about scheduling a 12th game.

The Yellow Jackets were at one point trying to arrange a game with Atlanta neighbor Georgia State. Despite being separated by fewer than two miles, Georgia Tech and Georgia State have never met on the football field. Georgia State also had a game cancelled this season due to schedule reshuffling as a result of Irma.

However, Georgia State is scheduled to play at Coastal Carolina on Oct. 7. The two teams presumably could not find a date that worked for both schools.

Georgia Tech now will have two weeks to prepare for its matchup against Miami on Oct. 14.


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