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Georgia Tech got a doozy of a bowl assignment Sunday night -- a matchup with USC in the Hyundai Sun Bowl on Dec. 31 in El Paso, Texas.
The game will kick off at 2 p.m. ET on CBS.
The Yellow Jackets will make their 16th consecutive postseason bowl appearance, tying for the fourth-longest current streak nationally. Tech will also make its second straight trip to El Paso, where last season the Jackets lost to Utah, 30-27, in overtime.
Georgia Tech (6-7) is coming off a 21-15 loss to Florida State in the Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game on Saturday night in Charlotte, N.C. The Yellow Jackets qualified for a bowl game despite after being granted a waiver by the NCAA.
"Our players and coaches are excited about earning another bowl bid and for the opportunity to play a traditionally powerful team in Southern California,” Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson said in a statement. "The hospitality shown to us last year by the Sun Bowl and the people of El Paso was fantastic.
"We know we will face a huge challenge in the game. USC has talented players across the board and Coach (Lane) Kiffin will have his team well-prepared, I’m sure."
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