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1979 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
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ConferenceIndependent
1979 record4–6–1
Head coachPepper Rodgers (6th season)
CaptainTom Daniel
Home stadiumGrant Field
(Capacity: 58,121)
Seasons
← 1978
1980 →
1979 Division I-A independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 6 Florida State           11 1 0
No. 7 Pittsburgh           11 1 0
UNLV           9 1 2
No. 17 Temple           10 2 0
Tulane           9 3 0
Rutgers           8 3 0
East Carolina           7 3 1
No. 20 Penn State           8 4 0
South Carolina           8 4 0
Navy           7 4 0
Notre Dame           7 4 0
Southern Miss           6 4 1
Syracuse           7 5 0
Colgate           5 4 1
Boston College           5 6 0
Holy Cross           5 6 0
Memphis           5 6 0
Miami           5 6 0
North Texas State           5 6 0
Villanova           5 6 0
Virginia Tech           5 6 0
West Virginia           5 6 0
Georgia Tech           4 6 1
Louisville           4 6 1
Connecticut           3 6 2
William & Mary           4 7 0
Illinois State           3 8 0
Northeast Louisiana           3 8 0
Army           2 8 1
Air Force           2 9 0
Cincinnati           2 9 0
Richmond           0 11 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1979 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by head coach Pepper Rodgers, in his sixth and final year with the team, and played their home games at Grant Field in Atlanta. Rodgers was fired as head coach after a 4–6–1 campaign.[1]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 8No. 2 AlabamaABCL 6–3057,621
September 22at FloridaT 7–760,313
September 29William & Mary
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 33–728,511
October 6at No. 10 Notre DameL 13–2159,075
October 13at TennesseeL 0–3185,524
October 20No. 14 Auburn
L 14–3854,236
October 27at TulaneL 7–1251,963
November 3Duke
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 24–1423,445
November 10Air Forcedagger
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 21–030,113
November 17Navy
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 24–1424,318
November 24Georgia
ABCL 3–1648,781
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Sources:[2][3]

RosterEdit

1979 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 2 Kelley, MikeMike Kelley So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 81 Richardson, AlAl Richardson Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

ReferencesEdit

  1. McCollister, Tom (December 19, 1979). "Georgia Tech Fires Pepper Rodgers". The Atlanta Constitution: p. 1A.
  2. "1979 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/georgia-tech/1979-schedule.html.
  3. 2011 Georgia Tech Media Guide. p. 173
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