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GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL: No. 16 Yellow Jackets minutes away from season opening kickoff against Alcorn State

By Gabriel Stovall

gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com

ATLANTA, Ga. — It’s a beautiful opening night for college football, though with the rain that moved through the area, such a forecast was  at one point in doubt.

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Georgia Tech senior cornerback, and Union Grove alum, D.J. White will be a key piece of Ted Roof's Yellow Jacket defense.  (PHOTO: Jason Mussell)

Georgia Tech senior cornerback, and Union Grove alum, D.J. White will be a key piece of Ted Roof’s Yellow Jacket defense. (PHOTO: Jason Mussell)

minutes away from kickoff for the No. 16 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets’ season opener against Alcorn State.

The Braves from Loman, Miss. come into this one as 42 point underdogs, which makes it seem like conventional wisdom that that this one will be more about how fast it gets out of hand and how long before we get the chance to look at the reserves.

But Alcorn State also comes in to Bobby Dodd with the heart of a champion, as it is the defending Southwestern Athletic Conference title holder.

If this one does become a blowout early, it’ll be interesting to see how many of the nine Southern Crescent athletes will hit the field tonight.

Here’s a list of the area athletes who are on the three-deep depth chart for tonight’s game:

No. 1 CB – #28 D.J. White (Union Grove)

No. 2 WR – #86 Antonio Messick (Fayette County)

No. 3 FS – #14 Corey Griffin (Sandy Creek)

No. 2 K/P – #80 Shawn Davis (Union Grove)

Other Southern Crescent area athletes on Tech’s full roster:

DB #36 Tyler Teknipp, Jr. (Eagle’s Landing)

P #82 Grant Aasen, Jr. (Starr’s Mill)

OL #61 Caleb Martinez, Fr. (Whitewater)

DL #98 Trent Sellers, Fr. (Sandy Creek)

Stay close to thecrescentbuzz.com for a halftime update and post-game coverage. Also, follow us on Twitter @crescent_buzz for live Tweets of tonight’s game.

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