Alabama, Georgia Tech Set Home-&-Home Series for 2030 and 2031
The University of Alabama football team has agreed to terms with Georgia Tech to play a future home-&-home series for 2030 and 2031.
The Crimson Tide will travel to Atlanta to face the Yellow Jackets Aug. 31, 2030. On Aug. 30, 2031, the Yellow Jackets will make a return trip to Tuscaloosa.
“The Crimson Tide and Yellow Jackets were regulars on each other’s calendars from 1902 to 1984, and we look forward to renewing the series between our two programs," Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne said when Alabama announced the series.
Since 1902, Alabama and Georgia Tech have played 52 times with the Crimson Tide leading the all-time series 28-21-3. The two schools played annually from 1922-1963 as both schools were apart of the Southern Conference and then the Southeastern Conference.
The rivalry was so strong there's a reference to it in the fight song "Yea Alabama!" with "Send the Yellow Jackets to a watery grave."
The last meeting between both programs came in 1984 when the Yellow Jackets knocked off No. 19 ranked Alabama, 16-6, at Grant Field in Atlanta.
“We are excited to announce the addition of another outstanding home-and-home series,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said in a release. “Our administration has made it a point over the past several years to continue to improve our schedule and this is another great example.
"Georgia Tech and Alabama have a long history of great football games and we are looking forward to continuing that tradition.”
Yellow Jackets head coach Geoff Collins has a special connection to the Alabama program as he was he was the Crimson Tide's director of player personnel in 2007 under Saban.
Georgia Tech joins a list of other Power-5 non-conference opponents that, includes Notre Dame, Oklahoma, and Texas, Alabama will face over the next 15 years.
Future Alabama Power-5 non-conference opponents
- 9/05 vs USC (Arlington, TX)
- 9/04 vs Miami (FL) (Atlanta, GA)
- 9/10 at Texas
- 9/09 vs Texas
- 9/14 at Wisconsin
- 9/13 vs Wisconsin
- 9/05 at West Virginia
- 9/04 vs West Virginia
- 9/02 at Notre Dame
- 9/01 vs Notre Dame
- 8/31 at Georgia Tech
- 8/30 vs Georgia Tech
- 9/11 at Oklahoma
- 9/10 vs Oklahoma
- 9/02 at Virginia Tech
- 9/01 vs Virginia Tech