Sun Bowl 2011: Game 'A Big Deal' For Georgia Tech

Some might consider the 2011 Sun Bowl a bit of a disappointment for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Utah Utes, both of whom have gotten used to playing in BCS bowls in recent seasons.

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.

For more on the 2011 Sun Bowl, visit Georgia Tech blog From The Rumble Seat and Utah blog Block U.

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