Duke Tech (3-1) will play in the 2016 season’s second-ever bowl game, as the Hokies host Alabama on Thursday night in the Peach Bowl at 11:30 p.m.


The Yellow Jackets have not played in a bowl game since 2009, when they lost in a playoff to Oklahoma.

Tech will have to overcome a tough schedule, as it will face Louisville (9-3), Alabama (6-5), Georgia Tech (4-8), Texas A&M (3.5-5) and LSU (3 1/2-4).

The Blue Raiders and Tigers have combined for three bowl wins in the last four years.

Georgia Tech leads the conference in scoring offense and points per game.

Tech’s win over Alabama will be the Yellow Jackets’ third in the past four seasons.

The Blue Devils have won nine consecutive games over the Yellow Jacket’s defense.

The Crimson Tide have scored just 31 points per contest in the bowl game.

The win will be Tech’s second in as many bowl games.

Tech has been ranked No. 3 in the latest AP poll and No. 4 nationally.

Tech returns three starters in sophomore QB Tyler Dorsey, redshirt sophomore LB Michael Johnson and redshirt freshman LB Josh Boyd.

Dorsey will be eligible to play this season after serving a four-game suspension for violating team rules.

Johnson has been out since injuring his knee in the season opener against Auburn.

Boyd will be a redshirt after transferring from Oklahoma State last season.

Tech is 7-0 all-time against Alabama, which has won four straight meetings with the Yellow and Blue.

Tech leads both conferences with an average of 39.2 points per outing.

Tech, which leads the Big Ten in scoring, is 6-0 in the Big 12 Conference.

The Tigers are 2-3 in the SEC.