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The Yellow Jackets travel to take on the Blue Raiders

Posted By Ericka Birdsong On Sep 8 2011 @ 8:32 am In Georgia Tech | No Comments

Coming off of a great win last week against Western Carolina, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 1-0, and feel pretty good as they prepare for their first away game against Middle Tennessee State.

Georgia Tech’s defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator, Andy McCollum, was the head coach at Middle Tennessee State from 1999-2005.

Optimistic, the Yellow Jackets have to be sure not to have a repeat of last season and come out of week two with a loss on the road. Last season they fell to non-conference opponent, Kansas.

While the Yellow Jackets get ready for Saturday’s game, the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are determined to get their first win of the season.

After a close game against Purdue, the Blue Raiders lose their season opener 27-24, starting their record at 0-1. MTSU led through most of the game, but a last minute touchdown by Purdue changed things, putting MTSU down by three. With hopes of overtime, senior Alan Gendreau attempts a field goal from 47 yards away, but it’s blocked and the victory is sealed for the Boilermakers.

This will be the second meeting of these two teams. Georgia Tech currently leads the series at 1-0, as they defeated the Blue Raiders in Atlanta last year in a 42-14 victory. What began as a close game in the first half slowly became one-sided in the third quarter as the Yellow Jackets broke away.

Though it’s early in the season and the competition gets harsher this week, Georgia Tech currently ranks in the top 10 nationally in all four major offensive categories. They are 3rd in total offense, 4th in scoring offense, 7th in passing offense and 8th in rushing offense.

Kick-off for Saturday’s game is at 7 pm EST and can be seen on ESPN3.com.

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