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Photo Gallery: Raycom Sports at the MSU - Georgia Tech Game

Sunday, September 21, 2008 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 2:52 PM, under , , , ,

Athens, GA (Sept 21, 2008) - On Saturday, the Mississippi State University Bulldogs of the SEC played the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets from the ACC for the first time since October 4, 1929. Raycom Sports broadcast the game in the ACC Market, but ESPN would not give them a waiver to broadcast the game in Mississippi. For Mississippi State fans, this was probably a blessing as Georgia Tech (3-1, 1-1 ACC) ran all over the Bulldogs (1-3, 0-1 SEC) in a 38-7 win. And when I say ran, I mean ran. They had 438 yards rushing, blocked a field goal attempt and forced 4 turnovers. With a freshman back-up quarterback having to step in midway through the first series!

Here are some pictures from the television booth.

Grant Field at Bobby Dodd Stadium, the oldest active field in NCAA Division IA football sits right alongside Interstate 75/85, known as the downtown connector, in Atlanta:


The Georgia Tech marching band lines up in an end zone tunnel:


Not to march onto the field, but to RUN onto the field:


While it might look like Georgia Tech is too cozy with the officials before the game, the officiating crew came from the SEC:


Raycom Sports ACC Play-by-Play Man Steve Martin and Color Analyst Rick "Doc" Walker rehearse the pre-game open:


Talent Statistician reviews half-time statistics with the graphics team in the production truck:


Raycom Sports ACC Play-by-Play Man Steve Martin and Color Analyst Rick "Doc" Walker ready to go on the air:


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