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2015 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionCoastal Division
2015 record3–9 (1–7 ACC)
Head coachPaul Johnson (8th season)
Offensive schemeFlexbone[1]
Defensive coordinatorTed Roof (3rd season)
Base defense4–3 Multiple
Home stadiumBobby Dodd Stadium
(Capacity: 55,000)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →

Template:2015 ACC football standings The 2015 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by eighth-year head coach Paul Johnson and played their home games at Bobby Dodd Stadium. They were a member of the Coastal Division in the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 3–9, 1–7 in ACC play to finish in last place in the Coastal Division.

Before the seasonEdit

Previous seasonEdit

Georgia Tech won its first five games of the previous season, which included comeback victories over Georgia Southern and Virginia Tech, and an end of a five-game losing streak to Miami. After losing back-to-back games to Duke and North Carolina, the Yellow Jackets won out the rest of its regular season, which was capped off with a 30-24 overtime victory over Georgia. The Yellow Jackets represented the Coastal Division in the ACC Championship Game, where they were defeated by Atlantic Division champions Florida State. The Yellow Jackets would be invited to the Orange Bowl, where they defeated Mississippi State 49-34. Georgia Tech ended the season with an 11-3 record and a #8 ranking in the final AP Poll. Georgia Tech also had 3-1 record against top 25 ranked teams, including 2-0 record against SEC teams ranked in top 10.

PreseasonEdit

Head coach Paul Johnson returns for his eighth year at the helm of the program. Justin Thomas, who was Georgia Tech's starting quarterback in 2014, returns for his redshirt junior year.

Recruiting classEdit

Spring gameEdit

Coaching staffEdit

File:Paul johnson gt.jpg
Name Position Seasons at
Georgia Tech
Alma mater
Paul Johnson Head Coach 8 Western Carolina (1979)
Bryan Cook Quarterbacks/B-Backs 3 Ithaca (1998)
Lamar S. Owens Jr. A-Backs 8 Maryland (2008)
Al Preston Wide Receivers 8 Hawaii (1982)
Mike Sewak Offensive Line 8 Virginia (1981)
Ted Roof Defensive Coordinator 3 Georgia Tech (1986)
Andy McCollum Linebackers/Recruiting Coordinator 6 Austin Peay State (1981)
Mike Pelton Defensive Line 3 Auburn (1999)
Joe Speed Defensive Backs 6 Navy (1996)
Ray Rychleski Special Teams Coordinator 2 Penn State (1979)
Reference:[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 37:30 PMAlcorn State*No. 16ACCRSNW 69–649,196
September 123:30 PMTulane*No. 15
  • Bobby Dodd Stadium
  • Atlanta, GA
ACCRSNW 65–1050,435
September 193:30 PMat No. 8 Notre Dame*No. 14NBCL 22–3080,795
September 2612:00 PMat DukeNo. 20ESPN2L 20–3420,101
October 33:30 PMNorth Carolina
  • Bobby Dodd Stadium
  • Atlanta, GA
ESPNUL 31–3850,585
October 103:30 PMat No. 6 ClemsonABC/ESPN2L 24–4380,983
October 1712:30 PMPittsburgh
  • Bobby Dodd Stadium
  • Atlanta, GA
ACCNL 28–3146,208
October 247:00 PMNo. 9 Florida Statedagger
  • Bobby Dodd Stadium
  • Atlanta, GA
ESPN2W 22–1655,000
October 313:00 PMat VirginiaACCRSNL 21–2732,308
November 127:30 PMVirginia Tech
ESPNL 21–2348,522
November 2112:30 PMat Miami (FL)ACCNL 21–3851,355
November 2812:00 PMGeorgia*
ESPN2L 7–1355,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll (1–8) and CFP Poll (9–15) released prior to game
  • All times are in Eastern time
  • Schedule source:[3]

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll

 

AP 16 15 14 20 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR

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Coaches 17 16 16 20 RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR

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CFP Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Georgia Tech Football: 2014 Football Information Guide". Georgia Tech Athletic Association. 2014. p. 20. http://issuu.com/gtathletics/docs/14gtfb_full?e=1285467/8732801. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  2. "2014 Georgia Tech Football Roster". Georgia Tech Athletic Association. http://www.ramblinwreck.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/geot-m-footbl-mtt.html#coaches. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  3. "@GeorgiaTechFB Releases 2015 Schedule". Georgia Tech Athletic Association. January 29, 2015. http://www.ramblinwreck.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/012915aaf.html. Retrieved February 18, 2015.
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