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Georgia Tech set to take on Duke Saturday

The Jackets look to win the 87th all-time matchup against Blue Devils.

ATLANTA — Georgia Tech (1-4) is set to take on the Duke Blue Devils (3-2) in their 87th all-time matchup Saturday afternoon.

The Blue Devils and Yellow Jackets have met every year since 1933. Georgia Tech leads the all-time series 51-34-1, the school said.

The Yellow Jackets have been adjusting to head coach Geoff Collins' system. It hasn't been easy, as the Jackets recently lost two of their key players to season-ending injuries -- leading wide receiver Jalen Camp and starting center Kenny Cooper, the Associated Press reports.

Despite those losses, Collins discussed in his weekly press conference about his recruited walk-ons that have made a huge contribution to the team. 

Dylan Leonard has played in every single game, Collins describing him as a "true freshman walk-on." 

The Jackets have numerous walk-ons starting this season. 

"Everybody gets reps--everybody plays," Collins said. "Regardless if you're a first year walk-on and maybe didn't even play high school football and you're out there contributing. Once you're in the program everyone is treated on a really high level."

Last year when both teams met, Duke defeated Georgia Tech 28-14. The Blue Devils have won four of the last five games against the Jackets.

Kickoff will be at 12:30 p.m. at Wallace Wade Stadium. 


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