|1971 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football|
|File:Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets logo.svg|
|Head coach||Bud Carson (5th season)|
|Captain||Brent Cunningham |
|Home stadium||Grant Field |
|1971 NCAA University Division independents football records|
|No. 5 Penn State||–||11||–||1||–||0|
|No. 17 Houston||–||9||–||3||–||0|
|No. 13 Notre Dame||–||8||–||2||–||0|
|New Mexico State||–||5||–||5||–||1|
|Rankings from AP Poll|
The 1971 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology in the 1971 NCAA University Division football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by fifth-year head coach Bud Carson and played their home games at Grant Field in Atlanta. They were invited to the 1971 Peach Bowl, held just 3 miles from their home stadium in Atlanta, where they lost to Ole Miss, 18–41. After the season, Bud Carson was fired as head coach after compiling a 27–27 record over five seasons.
|September 11||at South Carolina||No. 17||L 7–24||54,842|
|September 18||No. 18 Michigan State||W 10–0||50,646|
|September 25||Army||L 13–16||40,123|
|October 2||Clemson||W 24–14||50,239|
|October 9||at No. 13 Tennessee||L 6–10||63,671|
|October 16||No. 5 Auburn||L 14–31||60,204|
|October 23||at Tulane||W 24–16||50,248|
|October 30||Duke||W 21–0||49,886|
|November 6||Navy||W 34–21||44,821|
|November 13||Florida State||W 12–6||44,261|
|November 25||No. 7 Georgia||ABC||L 24–28||60,124|
|December 30||No. 17 Ole Miss||CBS||L 18–41||36,771|
|1971 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team roster|
- Keefer, Joseph D. (January 11, 1972). "Georgia Tech Athletic Board Fires Bud Carson". Atlanta Daily World: p. 2.
- "This Week's Shows of Special Interest". Detroit Free Press: p. 122. December 26, 1971.
- "1971 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/georgia-tech/1971-schedule.html.
- 2011 Georgia Tech Media Guide p. 172
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