Georgia Tech Football: Jackets Will Face Trojans in Sun Bowl on New Year's Eve

Blake Silvers@JBlakeSilversAnalyst IIIDecember 2, 2012

EL PASO, TX - DECEMBER 30:  The Miami Hurricanes kick off to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Sun Bowl on December 30, 2010 in El Paso, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Ronald Martinez/Getty Images is reporting that the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, under Paul Johnson, have accepted an invitation to the Hyundai Sun Bowl for the second straight season.  

The game will be played on New Year's Eve at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas against the Trojans of Southern California.

The 1973 regular season was the last time these two programs faced one another. The Trojans won that game in Atlanta 23-6.

Georgia Tech, at 6-7 after losing the ACC Championship Game to the Florida State Seminoles by less than a touchdown on Saturday, lost the Sun Bowl last year versus Utah. 

Southern California's last game was a tough loss to the Fighting Irish, which came without quarterback Matt Barkley. The Trojans are 7-5.  

It is unclear yet whether Barkley will be available to play by the bowl, but if he is able this would be the senior's finale at USC.

Georgia Tech's Tevin Washington, a fifth-year senior, would also be playing in his last college game.

Yellow Jackets fans can purchase tickets to the 2012 Sun Bowl here.