Georgia Tech-Miami Postgame Notes

Oct. 13, 2007

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Georgia Tech Postgame Notes

Oct. 13, 2007 vs. Miami

 

Georgia Tech’s win today gives the Yellow Jackets…

… a record of 4-3 overall and 2-3 in the ACC

… a 2-2 record in road games this season

… a 9-4 all-time record vs. Miami, including a 2-1 record vs. the Hurricanes on the road

… three consecutive wins over Miami

… a 3-1 record vs. Miami under Chan Gailey, including a 2-0 mark in the Orange Bowl

… a record of 41-30 in six seasons under Gailey

… an 11-7 record in October under Gailey

… an all-time ACC record of 97-82-2

… the 650th victory in the history of the program and an all-time overall record of 650-439-43 in 115 seasons

 

Miscellaneous

… Miami had more rushing yards against Georgia Tech than any Yellow Jacket opponent this season; the previous high was 121 yards rushing by Virginia; the Hurricanes are just the second team to rush for 100-plus yards against Tech this season

… Miami is the first team team to have a rushing play of more than 30 yards against the Yellow Jackets this season

… Miami’s 56 yards passing were the fewest passing yards by a Georgia Tech opponent this season

 

Slow Starts

Georgia Tech continued its trend of slow starts and facing a deficit in the first quarter. After outscoring Notre Dame and Samford by a combined 34-0 in the first quarter, the Yellow Jackets have since struggled in first quarters.

… Tech failed to score in the first quarter since Sept. 15 vs. BostonCollege

… the Yellow Jackets, over the last two games combined, have scored just three first-quarter points

… in three ACC road games this season, Tech has been outscored 42-10 in the first quarter; all three of those games just happen to kick off at 12 noon

… Georgia Tech was held scoreless in the first half for the second time this season (also vs. BostonCollege)

… in the second and third quarters combined this season, Tech is outscoring opponents 94-38

 

For Starters

Sophomore Dan Voss made his first career start at guard today and senior guard Nate McManus saw his streak of consecutive starts end at 32. Senior guard Matt Rhodes started for the 41st consecutive game.

 

Streaks

126 consecutive games without being shut out (last time came on Oct. 18, 1997 – a 38-0 loss at No. 3 Florida State

118 consecutive PATs without a miss by senior Travis Bell (entering today’s game)

3 straight 100-yard rushing games by Tashard Choice

Sophomores Greg Smith and Colin Peek have caught at least one pass in every game this season

 

Tashard Choice, Sr., RB

… rushed for a career-high 204 yards today (previous career-high was 196 yards at Notre Dame on Sept. 1, 2007)

… moved into fifth place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list today, passing Joe Burns (2,634 yards from 1998-01); Choice entered today’s game with 2,622 career yards

… moved into sixth place on Tech’s all-time rushing attempts list today, passing C.J. Williams (539 attempts from 1994 to 1996); Choice entered today’s game with 535 career attempts

… rushed for 100-plus yards for the third consecutive game and for the fifth time overall this season

… rushed for 100-plus yards for the 15th time in his career, tying Jerry Mays for the third-most in school history

… rushed for 150 yards for the second time this season (he had 196 yards vs. Notre Dame) and for the fourth time in his career

 

Josh Nesbitt, Fr., QB

… made his first career reception

 

Taylor Bennett, Jr., QB

… rushed for the second and third touchdowns of his career (he also rushed for a touchdown vs. Samford earlier this season)

 

Travis Bell, Sr., K

… entered the game with a streak of 118 consecutive PATs made

 

Correy Earls, r-Fr., WR

… returned to action for the first time since suffering his injury at Virginia

 

Colin Peek, So., TE

… had his longest pass reception of the season (previously 15 yards) with a 17-yard reception in the third quarter

 

 

Game captains: Tashard Choice, Philip Wheeler, Kevin Tuminello

Coin toss: Miami won toss and elected to receive

 

 

 

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