We’re heading into the meat and potatoes of bowl season, and we’ve got a good one on tap for December 31, as the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will take on the Kentucky Wildcats. This is the 72nd edition of the TaxSlayer Bowl, making it the sixth oldest bowl in college football. It was previously called the Gator Bowl from 1946-2013, so this will be the third year it’s been known as the TaxSlayer Bowl.
Georgia Tech (8-4) is no stranger to the TaxSlayer Bowl, as this will be their eighth appearance in the game. They have gone 3-4 up to this point, with their most recent appearance resulting in a 38-35 loss to West Virginia in 2007. While Georgia Tech hasn’t had a ton of success in TaxSlayer Bowls, they’ve been one of the best teams in the country in bowl games. Through 43 bowl games, the Yellow Jackets have posted an excellent 24-19 record.
As for the Kentucky Wildcats (7-5), they will be making their first ever appearance in a TaxSlayer Bowl. Kentucky’s football program doesn’t have quite the same track record as Georgia Tech’s, as this will be just their 16th bowl game. The Wildcats have gone 8-7 up to this point, with their most recent bowl appearance resulting in a 27-10 loss to Pittsburgh in the 2010 BBVA Compass Bowl.
Now that you know a little bit about each school’s history, let’s break down the 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl.
2016 TaxSlayer Bowl Viewing Details
Teams: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Kentucky Wildcats
Location: EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida
Date: Saturday, December 31, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. ET
TV Channel: ESPN
Spread: Georgia Tech -3.5, O/U 62
2016 TaxSlayer Bowl Ticket Information
If you’re looking to pick up a ticket to watch the TaxSlayer Bowl in person, heading to Ticketmaster or StubHub is probably your best bet. Currently on Ticketmaster, the cheapest seat available is in Section 410, Row D for the price of $50.00. On StubHub, the cheapest seat currently available is in Section 437, Row X for $32.50.