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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.[1] 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.[2]

1990 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets logo.svg
National champion (UPI/Coaches, Dunkel, Sagarin)
Co-national champion (FACT, NCF)
ACC champion
Florida Citrus Bowl champion
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 1
APNo. 2
1990 record11–0–1 (6–0–1 ACC)
Head coachBobby Ross
Offensive coordinatorRalph Friedgen
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorGeorge O'Leary
Base defense3–4
Home stadiumBobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field
Seasons
← 1989
1991 →
1990 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
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
Maryland 4 3 0     6 5 1
North Carolina 3 3 1     6 4 1
NC State 3 4 0     7 5 0
Duke 1 6 0     4 7 0
Wake Forest 0 7 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1990 AFCA National Championship Trophy awarded to Georgia Tech

Contents

Regular seasonEdit

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.[3]

Georgia Tech ended the season 11–0–1, with the lone tie coming against North Carolina.[4] The team won the Coaches Poll by a single point, 847–846, over the AP national champion, Colorado.[5]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 812:00 PMNC StateJPSW 21–1340,021
September 221:00 PMChattanooga*
  • Bobby Dodd Stadium
  • Atlanta
W 44–932,911
September 294:00 PMNo. 25 South Carolina*
  • Bobby Dodd Stadium
  • Atlanta
ESPNW 27–646,011
October 612:00 PMat MarylandNo. 23JPSW 31–331,941
October 1312:00 PMNo. 15 ClemsonNo. 18
  • Bobby Dodd Stadium
  • Atlanta
JPSW 21–1946,066
October 201:30 PMat North CarolinaNo. 11T 13–1348,000
October 2712:00 PMDukeNo. 16
  • Bobby Dodd Stadium
  • Atlanta
JPSW 48–3144,061
November 32:00 PMat No. 1 VirginiaNo. 16CBSW 41–3849,700
November 101:00 PMVirginia Tech*No. 7
  • Bobby Dodd Stadium
  • Atlanta
W 6–343,011
November 171:00 PMat Wake ForestNo. 4W 42–713,493
December 112:30 PMat Georgia*No. 2TBSW 40–2382,122
January 11:30 PMvs. No. 19 Nebraska*No. 2ABCW 45–2172,328
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Sources.[4][6]

RosterEdit

1990 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 10 Shawn Jones So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster

Team players drafted into the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Calvin Tiggle Linebacker 7 174 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jim Lavin Guard 10 268 Cincinnati Bengals
Willie "Big Play" Clay Cornerback 8 221 Detroit Lions

Source.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Clarke, Michael (September 16, 2005) Football Program Builds on Strong History. The Technique. Retrieved September 1, 2011.
  2. ^ 2018 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records (PDF). The National Collegiate Athletic Association. p. 114. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  3. ^ "The Brawl For It All". Georgia Tech Athletic Association. September 21, 2007. Retrieved October 7, 2009.
  4. ^ a b 1990 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Schedule and Results. College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved September 1, 2011.
  5. ^ Stone, Gene (January 3, 1991). "Tech Scores Split Decision, is Voted No. 1 by Coaches". Gadsden Times. Retrieved September 1, 2011.
  6. ^ 1990 Final Stats. Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site. Retrieved September 1, 2011.
  7. ^ 1991 NFL Draft. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 1, 2011.