Live from Bobby Dodd Stadium: Virginia at Georgia Tech
It's a gorgeous day here in Atlanta as players from both squads are beginning to sprinkle out onto the field here at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The last time Virginia (2-2, 0-1 ACC) played here, the Cavaliers came away with a 24-17 victory Oct. 25, 2008 on Georgia Tech's homecoming weekend. That loss ended up keeping Georgia Tech out of the 2008 Atlantic Coast Conference title game.
Well, it's homecoming weekend here again, and the Cavaliers will aim to atone for a poor showing against the Yellow Jackets in their most recent meeting. Georgia Tech won, 34-9, last season in Charlottesville. The good news for Virginia fans is that Georgia Tech (3-2, 2-1) has not defeated the Cavaliers in consecutive seasons since 1990-91.
Virginia is the last team to hold Georgia Tech under 20 points at Bobby Dodd Stadium, and doing so again today would go a long way toward helping the Cavaliers earn their first ACC victory this season. The Cavaliers -- who will be sporting orange pants and blue jerseys today -- are 5-5 in their last 10 ACC road openers.
Mike London will look to become the third Virginia coach in program history to win his ACC road opener. First-year Cavaliers coaches are 2-8 in their ACC road debuts. George Blackburn won his conference road opener in 1965 -- a 21-17 win at North Carolina -- and Al Groh matched that feat in 2001 when Virginia claimed a 26-24 win at Clemson.
Groh, of course, will be squaring off against London and the Cavaliers today. After nine seasons at the helm in Charlottesville, Groh now serves as Georgia Tech's defensive coordinator. But hey, nobody's paying attention to that storyline.
Yep, it's a complete non-issue. Uh-huh.
| October 9, 2010; 1:50 PM ET
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