Georgia Tech To Play Stanford In Inaugural 2001 Seattle Bowl

Nov 28, 2001

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech will play in the inaugural Seattle Bowl afterbeginning the season with hopes of landing a spot in the Bowl ChampionshipSeries.

The Yellow Jackets (7-4) are to meet Stanford (8-2), ranked No. 12 but onlyfourth in the Pacific-10, at Safeco Field on Dec. 27.

The Seattle Bowl will be the first sports event other than baseball atSafeco Field, home of the Mariners. The game, formerly the Oahu Bowl, was movedfrom Honolulu because of poor attendance.

Georgia Tech will be making its fifth straight bowl appearance, its longeststreak since a six-game run from 1951-56. The Yellow Jackets have met Stanfordonly once before, winning 18-17 in the 1991 Aloha Bowl.

Georgia Tech began the season ranked 10th but lost to Clemson and Marylandin overtime, then fell to Virginia in the final minute of regulation on a trickplay.

Any hope of a New Year's Day bowl ended last weekend with a 31-17 loss toGeorgia. The Gator Bowl invited Florida State, which plays host to the YellowJackets on Saturday in the regular-season finale.

Stanford has a game remaining this week at San Jose State. The Cardinal aretied for second place in the Pac-10 with Washington and Washington State, butbecame the conference's fourth-place team because of losses to those twoschools.

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