A Helluva Homecoming

Steven Gagliano

Georgia Tech capped its Homecoming festivities with a party inside Bobby Dodd Stadium at Hyundai Field Saturday night following the Yellow Jackets' 46-42 upset win over the University of North Carolina. The victory was preceded by a week-long celebration of Tech's most storied traditions.  

Mini 500
Photo by Allison Carter

For the 54th year in a row, students competed in the Georgia Tech Mini 500 — completing the eight-lap, 3.2-mile race around Peters Parking Deck. Invention Studio won the event for the second consecutive year. 

Cake Race
Photo by Tyler Parker

A tasty tradition was renewed Saturday morning as hundreds of first-year students raced from the corner of Fowler and Eighth streets to Harrison Square — with cupcakes waiting for them at the finish line.  

Wreck Parade
Photo by Joya Chapman

From classic cars to student-engineered marvels, the Ramblin’ Wreck Parade never disappoints. In the fixed-body category, this entry captured this year's theme, "To Homecoming and Beyond," with “Buzz” Lightyear aboard a space shuttle.  

Danny Karnik/Georgia Tech Athletics
Photo by Danny Karnik/Georgia Tech Athletics

With 22 fourth-quarter points, the Yellow Jackets stormed back to upset No. 17 North Carolina and improved to 4-0 against ranked ACC opponents under Coach Brent Key. On the same night that former head coach Paul Johnson was honored for his upcoming induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, Tech rushed for 246 yards in the final quarter. Now 4-4 on the season, Key's squad will face the University of Virginia on Saturday, Nov. 4.  

Ramblin' Royalty
Photo by Samuel Luong

Amanda Johnston and Aimée Ogando were celebrated at halftime of the football game as this year’s Ramblin' Royalty honorees. The designation recognizes students who exemplify the Georgia Tech motto Progress and Service during their time on campus. 


Photos: Allison Carter, Joya Chapman, Tyler Parker, Danny Karnik/Georgia Tech Athletics, Samuel Luong
Story: Steven Gagliano