However, Tech is looking the game as a chance to end their up and down season on a positive note:
"I think this year, obviously, we’re disappointed with the way we finished, but I think overall we’ve had a pretty good season," A-back Roddy Jones said. "We have a chance to be a nine-win team and that’s not something people do on a regular basis. It’s a big deal."
The Yellow Jackets had their first on-site practice Tuesday morning and spent time at a local children's hospital as well.
Not too many Georgia Tech fans are following their team to El Paso. About 5,000 out-of-town visitors are expected for the game, down from the roughly 16,000 that came last year.