1971 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team

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1971 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets logo.svg
Peach Bowl, L 18–41 vs. Ole Miss
Conference Independent
1971 record 6–6
Head coach Bud Carson (5th season)
Captain Brent Cunningham
Jeff Ford
Home stadium Grant Field
(Capacity: 58,121)
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
1971 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Penn State         11 1 0
Boston College         9 2 0
No. 17 Houston         9 3 0
No. 13 Notre Dame         8 2 0
Utah State         8 3 0
Florida State         8 4 0
Cincinnati         7 4 0
West Virginia         7 4 0
Temple         6 2 1
Air Force         6 4 0
Army         6 4 0
Colgate         6 4 0
Villanova         6 4 1
South Carolina         6 5 0
Southern Miss         6 5 0
Georgia Tech         6 6 0
New Mexico State         5 5 1
Northern Illinois         5 5 1
Syracuse         5 5 1
Dayton         5 6 0
Miami (FL)         4 7 0
Rutgers         4 7 0
Virginia Tech         4 7 0
Navy         3 8 0
Pittsburgh         3 8 0
Tulane         3 8 0
Xavier         1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1971 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology in the 1971 college 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.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 11 at South Carolina No. 17 Carolina StadiumColumbia, South Carolina L 7–24   54,842
September 18 No. 18 Michigan State Grant FieldAtlanta W 10–0   50,646
September 25 Army Grant Field • Atlanta, Georgia L 13–16   40,123
October 2 Clemson Grant Field • Atlanta (Rivalry) W 24–14   50,239
October 9 at No. 13 Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, Tennessee (Rivalry) L 6–10   63,671
October 16 No. 5 Auburn Grant Field • Atlanta (Rivalry) L 14–31   60,204
October 23 at Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans W 24–16   50,248
October 30 Dukedagger Grant Field • Atlanta W 21–0   49,886
November 6 Navy Grant Field • Atlanta W 34–21   44,821
November 13 Florida State Grant Field • Atlanta W 12–6   44,261
November 25 No. 7 Georgia Grant Field • Atlanta, Georgia (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) ABC L 24–28   60,124
December 30 No. 17 Ole Miss Atlanta Stadium • Atlanta CBS[2] L 18–41   36,771
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Sources:[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keefer, Joseph D. (January 11, 1972). "Georgia Tech Athletic Board Fires Bud Carson". Atlanta Daily World. p. 2. 
  2. ^ "This Week's Shows of Special Interest". Detroit Free Press. December 26, 1971. p. 122. 
  3. ^ "1971 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 14, 2017. 
  4. ^ 2011 Georgia Tech Media Guide p. 172