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Georgia Tech heads to Big Easy for stadium debut

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By PAUL NEWBERRY
AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson is not too concerned about breaking in another school's new stadium.

The Yellow Jackets (1-0) head to New Orleans on Saturday to face Tulane, which will be playing at Yulman Stadium for the first time. The 30,000-seat facility allows the Green Wave to play on campus for the first time since the 1970s.

Johnson knows there will be plenty of excitement surrounding the new stadium, which is sold out for the opening game - no small feat for a school that averaged less than 20,000 a game last season at the much-larger Louisiana Superdome. Tulane (0-1) is expecting its largest home crowd since 2011.

But Johnson remembers taking Navy into a game at Stanford's new stadium in 2006. The Midshipmen romped to a 37-9 victory.

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