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Yellow Jackets announce 2008 football schedule
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ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech's 2008 football schedule, announced Friday by Athletic Director Dan Radakovich, includes seven home games and five daunting road contests for first-year head coach Paul Johnson.
The 2008 schedule includes dates with non-conference opponents Jacksonville State, Gardner-Webb and Mississippi State in Atlanta, and a road game at Georgia. ACC rivals Florida State, Virginia, Duke and Miami all play the Yellow Jackets in Bobby Dodd Stadium. The game against Mississippi State will be Tech's first meeting with the Bulldogs in nearly 80 years. Florida State comes back on the Yellow Jacket schedule for the first time since 2003.
The 2008 ACC road schedule includes games at Clemson, Boston College, North Carolina and Virginia Tech. The Yellow Jackets will play in Boston for the first time in more than 10 years.
Georgia Tech will play two games on Thursday nights this fall. The Jackets' season and home opener against Jacksonville State will fall on a Thursday (Aug. 28). Tech is also scheduled for an ESPN Thursday night home game against Miami (Nov. 20).
Following the season opener, Tech plays on the road consecutive Saturdays against the two teams that played in the 2007 ACC Championship Game, Boston College (Sept. 6) and Virginia Tech (Sept. 13).
The Yellow Jackets host Mississippi State Sept. 20 in their only September home game. The Bulldogs are coming off an 8-5 season and a victory over UCF in the Liberty Bowl.
Following an open date, Georgia Tech plays four of its next five opponents at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The Yellow Jackets host Duke (Oct. 4) and Gardner-Webb (Oct. 11) before a road game at Clemson (Oct. 18). Tech returns home for back-to-back home contests against Virginia (Oct. 25) and Florida State (Nov. 1).
The Jackets play at North Carolina (Nov. 8), then receive an open Saturday before their Thursday night nationally-televised contest vs. Miami (Nov. 20). Nine days later Tech closes out the regular season in Athens against Georgia (Nov. 29).

2008 Schedule
Aug. 28 Jacksonville State
Sept. 6 at Boston College
Sept. 13 at Virginia Tech
Sept. 20 Mississippi State
Sept. 27 Open
Oct. 4 Duke (family weekend)
Oct. 11 Gardner-Webb
Oct. 18 at Clemson
Oct. 25 Virginia (homecoming)
Nov. 1 Florida State
Nov. 8 at North Carolina
Nov. 15 Open
Nov. 20 Miami
Nov. 29 at Georgia

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