When, where: 7 p.m. Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium
TV, radio: ESPN3, 790, 106.7
Last time played: Sept. 25, 1937, when Georgia Tech drilled the Blue Hose, then known as the Fighting Blue Stockings, by a 59-0 score. It ended a three-game series in which the Yellow Jackets outscored Presbyterian 147-0.
Offense: Presbyterian runs a spread offense and is led by tailback Lance Byrd. Last Saturday, he ran for 109 yards, becoming the school’s first player to rush for 2,000 yards in its Division I history. The Blue Hose are quarterbacked by Tamyn Garrick, a redshirt freshman who made his first career start last Saturday. The starting offensive line weighs an average of 291 pounds.
Defense: Presbyterian plays a 4-3 scheme. Linebacker Donelle Williams was named the Big South freshman of the year last season after finishing fifth in tackles with 83. The unit returns six starters and 23 letter winners. Last year, the team finished fourth in the seven-team league in scoring defense and fifth in total defense.
Special teams: Kicker Aaron Mayes was 7-for-11 last year on field-goal tries. Punter Patrick Morgano led the Big South with an average of 40.7 yards and is a two-time all-conference choice.
What you should know: With an enrollment of 1,200, Presbyterian is the smallest school in Division I. The school moved up in 2007 and was granted full Division I membership in August.
Coach: Harold Nichols is in his fourth season at Presbyterian, his first job as a head coach. He is 5-26.
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