By Kyle WeidieThe 2017 Georgia Tech football team enters 2017 on a high note as the Red Raiders look to get back to the playoffs after an undefeated 2016 campaign.
After an eight-game losing streak, Georgia Tech finally got back to a winning tradition in 2017.
In the Georgia Tech-Florida State rivalry, both teams have taken the field in 2017 with the Red Raider’s head coach, Jimbo Fisher, and the Falcons head coach.
The two teams met for the first time in the first game of the season on Oct. 29, 2017.
Georgia Tech took a 17-10 lead on the first drive of the game and scored its first touchdown on the ensuing kickoff.
With just over three minutes left in the game, the Red-and-Blue scored a touchdown on a 22-yard field goal by Alex Jones, setting up the touchdown.
Georgia Tech then kicked a field goal, but it was blocked by Florida State defensive back Chris Brown.
At the end of the first half, Florida State tied the game at 28-28, but the Red and Blue had a chance to take the lead on a third down conversion, but Georgia Tech’s Kyle White blocked the punt.
On a fourth down, the Falcons converted on fourth down on a 27-yard pass from White to freshman running back Jaxon Shipley.
Then, with less than two minutes remaining in the second half, the game was tied and the Red Storm took the lead for good on a 10-yard touchdown pass to Jones.
But, the Blue Raiders had the chance to tie it up late in the fourth quarter with a touchdown run by Jones and a third-down conversion by White.
While both teams were scoring in bunches in the final two minutes, the Seminoles were on the field for only 10 seconds of the fourth and final drive of regulation, as they failed to convert a third and fourth down.
Fisher was asked about his team’s chances heading into the season finale, which will be played on Dec. 1 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
“I think we’re going to have a chance in the last few weeks,” Fisher said.
“Our guys are hungry, they’re motivated, they’ve been working hard.
We’ve got to do a better job of letting them have fun.
We have to have fun.”
The last time Georgia Tech had a victory at home was in 2005, when the Red Tide defeated the Bulldogs 23-16 in a thrilling matchup in the Carrier Dome.
The Red Raiders return to the football field for their fourth home game this season on Dec