Paul Johnson's program is coming off a 7-7 season last year and is looking for bigger and better things this season:
Aug. 31 Elon: No problems in the opener for the Yellow Jackets. ... Georgia Tech 47, Elon 10.
Sept. 14 at Duke: The Blue Devils' program really has improved under head coach David Cutcliffe, so this should be a tough ACC opener. ... Georgia Tech 26, Duke 24.
Sept. 21 North Carolina: The Yellow Jackets face a key two-game stretch against Coastal Division foes. ... Georgia Tech 23, North Carolina 20.
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Sept. 26 Virginia Tech: And it's a good thing those two games are at home. ... Georgia Tech 30, Virginia Tech 20.
Oct. 5 at Miami: But then things will get tougher against the Hurricanes, who seem to have Georgia Tech's number. ... Miami 35, Georgia Tech 28.
Oct. 12 at BYU: The Yellow Jackets step out of conference against the Cougars, but a game in Provo doesn't usually make for just an easy trip. ... BYU 27, Georgia Tech 17.
Oct. 19 Syracuse: Georgia Tech rudely welcomes the Orange to Atlanta for their first trip to the Peach State as ACC members. ... Georgia Tech 38, Syracuse 6.
Oct. 26 at Virginia: The Cavaliers could be playing for head coach Mike London's job this season. ... Georgia Tech 34, Virginia 14.
Nov. 2 Pittsburgh: Like the Orange, the Panthers will struggle in their first ACC trip to Atlanta. ... Georgia Tech 43, Pittsburgh 16.
Nov. 14 at Clemson: Through a quirk in the ACC schedule, the Tigers host the Yellow Jackets for a second straight season. ... Clemson 42, Georgia Tech 20.
No. 23 Alabama A&M: A break for the Yellow Jackets before they take on their in-state rivals. ... Georgia Tech 56, Alabama A&M 13.
Nov. 30 Georgia: An eight-win regular season is an improvement for the Yellow Jackets even with a loss to their rivals. ... Georgia 35, Georgia Tech 24.