Yellow Jackets, Volunteers to face off for first time in 30 years

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ATLANTA, Ga. (WKRN) – Tennessee and Georgia Tech will face each other during college football’s opening weekend on Sept. 4 in the Chick-fil-A kickoff game.

It will be the first game between the Yellow Jackets and Volunteers in 30 years.

The game will be held in the Falcons’ New Atlanta Stadium and will be nationally broadcasted on ESPN.

Georgia Tech and Tennessee have met 43 times, with the Volunteers holding a 24-17-2 series lead over the Yellow Jackets.

For each game, the majority of the tickets will be divided between the two teams, creating a true neutral-site environment. All tickets will be sold through the university ticket offices.

The teams will battle for the Old Leather Helmet Trophy, one of college football’s iconic rivalry-game trophies. Traditionally, winners of the Old Leather Helmet don the helmet on the field after the game, starting with the head coach and then rotating from player to player as the team celebrates its victory.

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