1990 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team
The 1990 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology in the 1990 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Jackets posted an undefeated 11–0–1 record. For the season the Yellow Jackets offense scored 379 points while the defense allowed 186 points. Highlights from the season included a nationally televised win over #1 Virginia on the road and a defeat of archrival Georgia for the second consecutive year. Georgia Tech capped off the season by defeating Nebraska, 45–21, in the Florida Citrus Bowl. Head coach Bobby Ross and the Yellow Jackets were awarded a share of the national championship, winning the UPI Poll title by one vote over Colorado, who won the AP Poll title. The team was selected national champion by the UPI coaches poll, Dunkel, and Sagarin (ELO-Chess), while co-national champion by both FACT and NCF.
|1990 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football|
|Conference||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|1990 record||11–0–1 (6–0–1 ACC)|
|Head coach||Bobby Ross|
|Offensive coordinator||Ralph Friedgen|
|Defensive coordinator||George O'Leary|
|Home stadium||Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field|
|1990 ACC football standings|
|No. 2 Georgia Tech $||6||–||0||–||1||11||–||0||–||1|
|No. 9 Clemson||5||–||2||–||0||10||–||2||–||0|
|No. 23 Virginia||5||–||2||–||0||8||–||4||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
The most notable victory for the Yellow Jackets came on November 3 against #1 ranked Virginia at Scott Stadium. The game was televised nationally by CBS with Jim Nantz handling play-by-play duties. Georgia Tech won 41–38 thanks to a 37-yard field goal by Scott Sisson with seven seconds remaining.
|September 8||12:00 PM||NC State||JPS||W 21–13||40,021|
|September 22||1:00 PM||Chattanooga*||W 44–9||32,911|
|September 29||4:00 PM||No. 25 South Carolina*||ESPN||W 27–6||46,011|
|October 6||12:00 PM||at Maryland||No. 23||JPS||W 31–3||31,941|
|October 13||12:00 PM||No. 15 Clemson||No. 18||JPS||W 21–19||46,066|
|October 20||1:30 PM||at North Carolina||No. 11||T 13–13||48,000|
|October 27||12:00 PM||Duke||No. 16||JPS||W 48–31||44,061|
|November 3||2:00 PM||at No. 1 Virginia||No. 16||CBS||W 41–38||49,700|
|November 10||1:00 PM||Virginia Tech*||No. 7||W 6–3||43,011|
|November 17||1:00 PM||at Wake Forest||No. 4||W 42–7||13,493|
|December 1||12:30 PM||at Georgia*||No. 2||TBS||W 40–23||82,122|
|January 1||1:30 PM||vs. No. 19 Nebraska*||No. 2||ABC||W 45–21||72,328|
|1990 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team roster|
Team players drafted into the NFLEdit
|Calvin Tiggle||Linebacker||7||174||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Jim Lavin||Guard||10||268||Cincinnati Bengals|
|Willie "Big Play" Clay||Cornerback||8||221||Detroit Lions|
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