THE FLATS – Georgia Tech football will open the 2021 season with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff versus Northern Illinois on Saturday, Sept. 4 at Bobby Dodd Stadium, Tech learned on Thursday when the Atlantic Coast Conference and its television partners announced kickoff times and TV arrangements for the first three weeks of the season.
The Yellow Jackets’ season opener against NIU will be televised on ACC Network.
Tech also learned that its Heroes Day matchup versus Kennesaw State on Sept. 11 will kick off at noon and be televised on the ACC’s Regional Sports Network, and its ACC opener at Clemson on Sept. 18 will kick off at 3:30 p.m. and be televised on ABC or ESPN.
The Jackets’ primetime opener marks the first time in nine years that they will open the home portion of their schedule with a Saturday night game. Tech hasn’t played its first home game on a Saturday night since a 59-3 win over Presbyterian on Sept. 8, 2012.
Georgia Tech carries a streak of eight-consecutive wins in Saturday night home games into this season’s opener versus NIU. The Yellow Jackets haven’t lost a Saturday night game under the shadow of the Atlanta skyline since 2009.
Tech is also opening the season with back-to-back home games for the first time since 2015.
In all, Georgia Tech plays six home games at Bobby Dodd Stadium this fall. In addition to its six home dates at Bobby Dodd Stadium, Tech also hosts “Mayhem at MBS” versus North Carolina on Saturday, Sept. 25, the first game in a six-year series that will see the Yellow Jackets play one home contest per season at Mercedes-Benz Stadium from 2021-26.
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