Georgia Tech

Independence Bowl it is; GT announces bid

ATLANTA — Georgia Tech on Sunday accepted a bid to play in the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl, held later this month in Shreveport, La. Having previously secured a bid, Air Force will be the Yellow Jackets’ opponent.


The teams will officially kickoff at 4 p.m. on Dec. 27. Action will be televised nationally on ESPN2.


News of the bowl selection came on the heels of a contentious last few weeks that had the Yellow Jackets slated to play in bowls as far as Washington, D.C., El Paso, Texas and San Francisco.

The Independence Bowl showing will be the first for the Yellow Jackets, and it will mark their fourth contest against the Falcons. Georgia Tech is 3-0 in the all-time series, outscoring Air Force 93-24 in those games.


This will also be Georgia Tech's 14th consecutive trip to a bowl. Last season, as ACC champion, it earned a berth into the BCS' Orange Bowl.


Check back to the TechTalk blog throughout the evening, where we’ll have quotes and further updates from bowl representatives and coaches from both teams.