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Georgia Tech Trolls UGA with ‘State Champs’ on Orange Bowl Rings

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Tech beat UGA and Georgia Southern last year. (Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports)

Georgia Tech’s 30-24 overtime win over Georgia last season gave the Yellow Jackets two things — their first win over the Bulldogs since 2008 and bragging rights for a year.

Tech took those bragging rights and added them to their Orange Bowl rings, which were revealed on Twitter.

Tech’s victory over Georgia last season came on the heels of what many deemed a questionable coaching decision by Mark Richt.

After taking a 24-21 lead with only 18 seconds left, Richt called for a squib kick, which Tech returned to their own 43-yard line. After one play for a 21-yard gain, the Jackets hit a 53-yard field goal to send the game to overtime.

But give Tech credit, they did what they had to do to win the game and they continue to celebrate it. What else can you do when you only beat your arch-rival once every six years or so?

Georgia has dominated Tech under Mark Richt, going 12-2 against the Yellow Jackets under his watch. Overall, Georgia leads the series against Georgia Tech 64-40-5.

The Dawgs will get their shot to reclaim the “State Champs” moniker this season with back-to back games at home against Georgia Southern on Nov. 21 and at Georgia Tech at Sanford Stadium South on Nov. 28.



  1. Tim

    Apr 17, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Actually No you guys will be traveling to North Avenue for the game…

  2. Brandon

    Apr 17, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Hence the “South” part of “Sanford Stadium South”. Thought you nerds were supposed to be smart? Though I will admit it is an awful reference as that hole “you guys” call a stadium shouldn’t get so much credit

    • Tim

      Apr 17, 2015 at 1:08 pm

      Actually I’m not a nerd rather I graduated from Georgia state when there was no football team and have always leaned toward tech because of the fan base. Your attitude towards tech reaffirms that I made the right choice. as far as the stadium comment.. say what you want.. your just a troll. I look forward to the possibility of us claiming the state title again. Im sure you guys will love that

  3. Beege

    Apr 17, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    You went to college? Your spelling and grammar are horrible. UGA will get back on track this year and begin another lengthy winning streak in the series. GSU has a football team now. Shouldn’t you be rooting for them??

    • Tim

      Apr 17, 2015 at 1:58 pm

      Well I guess that proves I’m not a nerd and not an english major either. I didn’t realize message boards require correct grammar. And I was fan of tech well before I graduated from Georgia state and I have just stuck with them. And my lack of grammar is not affecting my successful career.. thanks… it might affect your perception but I don’t care

  4. M Liss

    Apr 17, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Funny, Tech almost lost to Georgia Southern last year… I guess that would have made Southern the State Champion

  5. Lefty

    Apr 20, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while, Tech will probably find one again in say six or seven years from now. On a side note why doesn’t the players or the fans of Tech have any class?

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