2023 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Football Preview

2022 Record: 5-7 overall, 4-4 in ACC
Head Coach: Brent Key, 2nd year: 4-4 

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Football Preview 2023

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are looking to build on a strong finish to the 2022 season under head coach Brent Key. The Jackets went 4-4 in their final eight games after a 1-3 start, and they return a number of key players in 2023.

On offense, the Jackets will be led by quarterback Haynes King. King transferred from Texas A&M after starting 10 games for the Aggies in 2021. He threw for 2,254 yards and 14 touchdowns with six interceptions last season. King will have a number of talented receivers to throw to, including Christian Leary (Alabama), Dominick Blaylock (Georgia), and Jahmyr Gibbs (Alabama). Gibbs is a dual-threat running back who can also catch passes out of the backfield.

The Jackets' offensive line will need to improve in 2023 after allowing 37 sacks last season. However, the Jackets return four starters on the line, including Trey Hill (Senior). Hill was a first-team All-ACC selection in 2021.

On defense, the Jackets will be led by linebacker Trevor Jackson. Jackson is a two-time All-ACC selection who led the Jackets with 103 tackles last season. The Jackets also return a number of other talented defenders, including safety Juanyeh Thomas and cornerback Amari Gainer.

The Jackets' schedule in 2023 is challenging. They will face off against some of the top teams in the ACC, including Clemson, Miami, and North Carolina. However, the Jackets have the talent to compete with anyone in the conference.

Key Players

  • Haynes King (QB) - 2,254 yards, 14 touchdowns, 6 interceptions (2021)
  • Christian Leary (WR) - 29 receptions, 458 yards, 3 touchdowns (2021)
  • Dominick Blaylock (WR) - 16 receptions, 283 yards, 2 touchdowns (2021)
  • Jahmyr Gibbs (RB) - 709 rushing yards, 404 receiving yards, 8 total touchdowns (2021)
  • Trevor Jackson (LB) - 103 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks (2021)
  • Juanyeh Thomas (S) - 64 tackles, 3 interceptions (2021)
  • Amari Gainer (CB) - 45 tackles, 2 interceptions (2021)

Team Statistics

  • Overall record: 3-9 (2022)
  • ACC record: 1-7 (2022)
  • Scoring offense: 22.2 points per game (127th in FBS)
  • Scoring defense: 36.9 points per game (122nd in FBS)
  • Total offense: 338.4 yards per game (118th in FBS)
  • Total defense: 424.3 yards per game (122nd in FBS)


The Jackets have the talent to win more games in 2023. However, their schedule is challenging, and they will need to improve their offensive line if they want to compete with the top teams in the ACC. I predict that the Jackets will win 6-7 games in 2023.

Sept 1 Louisville
Sept 9 South Carolina State
Sept 16 at Ole Miss
Sept 23 at Wake Forest
Sept 30 Bowling Green
Oct 7 at Miami
Oct 21 Boston College
Oct 28 North Carolina
Nov 4 at Virginia
Nov 11 at Clemson
Nov 18 Syracuse
Nov 25 Georgia

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