When nerds and church folk collide, great audiovisual projects emerge, usually of the big-screen PastorTron variety. Or four college football games, split between Atlanta and Provo.â†µ
With BYU leaving the Mountain West to become an independent in 2011, the college football world will soon be awash in Cougar press releases as they work to hack together annual schedules, but for now it's pretty novel.â†µ
The afore-alluded-to BYUCougars.com press release:â†µ
PROVO, Utah (October 18, 2010) — Brigham Young University and Georgia Tech today announced the schools have agreed to a four-game football series beginning with the 2012 season.â†µ
The Cougars and the Yellow Jackets are scheduled to meet at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta on Oct. 13, 2012 and Oct. 11, 2014. Two games are also scheduled for LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, on Oct. 12, 2013 and Oct. 14, 2017.
"This should be a great series for our football program," said BYU Director of Athletics Tom Holmoe. "As we fill our schedules for the coming years, we want to play storied football programs like Georgia Tech. It’s a great opportunity for Cougar fans in the Southeast to see our football team play."
BYU and Georgia Tech have met twice previously, splitting a two-game series in 2002 and 2003. The Yellow Jackets defeated the Cougars 28-19 in Atlanta on Sept. 21, 2002, and BYU downed Georgia Tech 24-13 in the season opener the next year on Aug. 28, 2003 in Provo.