Posted December 15, 2009 Atlanta, GA
Dean Buchan, Assistant Athletic Director/Media Relations
Georgia Tech Athletic Association
As Georgia Tech's football players and coaches prepare for their FedEx Orange Bowl appearance on January 5, 2010, the Yellow Jackets can draw on a rich and varied history of bowl game appearances. No. 9 Tech (11-2) will face No. 10 Iowa (10-2) at Land Shark Stadium in Miami. The game will be televised at 8 p.m. on the FOX Network and on ESPN Radio.
Counted as one of the four current Bowl Championship Series bowls, along with the Sugar, Rose and Fiesta bowls, Tech's previous visit to Miami in January 1967 resulted in a 27â€“12 loss to the University of Florida. This game marked legendary coach Bobby Dodd's last appearance at the helm of the Yellow Jackets. Tech played in the Orange Bowl on four other occasions: 1940, '45, '48 and '52. The Yellow Jackets are 3-2 in Orange Bowl appearances.
Other Georgia Tech Bowl Game Facts
- Georgia Tech was the first school to win each of the four traditional major bowls: Rose (1929), Orange (1940), Cotton (1943), and Sugar (1944).
- The Yellow Jackets are 4-0 in the Sugar Bowl, 1-0 in the Rose Bowl, and 1-1 in the Cotton Bowl.
- Georgia Tech's winning percentage of .595 (22-15-0) in bowl games ranks fifth among schools with a minimum of 20 bowl appearances.
- Georgia Tech is ranked No. 12 in most bowl appearances, tied with Florida State University, with 38. Tech is No. 9 in most bowl victories.
- Under head coach Bobby Ross, the Yellow Jackets clinched the UPI national title in 1991 after defeating Nebraska 45â€“21 in the Florida Citrus Bowl to cap off an undefeated season.