1986 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team

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1986 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets logo.svg
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1986 record 5–5–1 (3–3 ACC)
Head coach Bill Curry (7th season)
Defensive coordinator Don Lindsey (3rd season)
Captain Cory Collier
Kyle Ambrose
Bart Jones
Home stadium Grant Field
(Capacity: 46,000)
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 17 Clemson $ 5 1 1     8 2 2
NC State 5 2 0     8 3 1
North Carolina 5 2 0     7 4 1
Georgia Tech 3 3 0     5 5 1
Maryland 2 3 1     5 5 1
Wake Forest 2 5 0     5 6 0
Duke 2 5 0     4 7 0
Virginia 2 5 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by head coach Bill Curry, in his seventh and final year with the team, and played their home games at Grant Field in Atlanta. The team competed as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, finishing in fourth.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 13 Furman* Grant FieldAtlanta T 17–17   33,352
September 20 at Virginia Scott StadiumCharlottesville, Virginia W 28–14   34,800
September 27 Clemson Grant Field • Atlanta (Rivalry) Raycom L 3–27   46,062
October 4 at North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, North Carolina L 20–21   50,000
October 11 No. 17 NC State Grant Field • Atlanta Raycom W 59–21   24,110
October 18 at No. 7 Auburn* Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, Alabama (Rivalry) L 10–31   72,500
October 25 Tennessee* Grant Field • Atlanta (Rivalry) TBS W 14–13   28,432
November 1 Dukedagger Grant Field • Atlanta W 34–6   37,102
November 8 VMI* Grant Field • Atlanta W 52–6   23,542
November 22 at Wake Forest Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, North Carolina Raycom L 21–24   17,300
November 29 at No. 18 Georgia* Sanford StadiumAthens, Georgia (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) TBS L 24–31   82,122
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Sources:[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1986 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 14, 2017. 
  2. ^ 2011 Georgia Tech Media Guide. p. 174