ATLANTA -- Seven home games, including dates with both ACC newcomers, and two nationally-televised Thursday night games highlight the 2013 Georgia Tech football schedule, released Monday by the Atlantic Coast Conference.
In what will be Georgia Tech's 100th season playing home games at Grant Field, the Yellow Jackets will host Pittsburgh and Syracuse, the two newest members of the ACC. Georgia Tech's other two home ACC games come against Coastal Division rivals North Carolina and Virginia Tech. The Jackets will close the regular season against in-state rival Georgia in the 108th meeting between the two schools.
The Yellow Jackets' five road games include a return trip to Clemson and games at BYU, Miami, Duke and Virginia. Tech will play at Clemson for the second straight year.
Two Tech games -- vs. Virginia Tech (Sept. 26) and at Clemson (Nov. 14) -- will be ESPN Thursday night affairs.
Georgia Tech opens the season at home Aug. 31 against Elon from the Southern Conference. The Yellow Jackets have an open date the following Saturday, then begin a stretch of playing four consecutive ACC Coastal Division opponents