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In a game that has decided the Coastal Division champion every single year of its existence, there's no reason why this year should be any different.
This matchup has already become one of the most entertaining and anticipated newer rivalries in all of college football, and it will once again be played on a day other than Saturday. Though not in its more common Thursday night prime-time slot, this year's Labor Day stage belongs to the Hokies and Yellow Jackets.
Georgia Tech will be a very solid and experienced team in 2012, but even without that fact, this game is usually a hard-fought battle.
Both squads return experience at the quarterback position, but this early on, it will be necessary for someone to fill the gap at the running back position for the Hokies. With this game kicking off the season, there's no time to ease into a new role. Both teams will have to be prepared.
2011 Result: Won 37-26