Georgia Tech Postgame Notes

Nov. 28, 2010

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Georgia Tech’s Loss Tonight Gives The Yellow Jackets…
… a record of 6-6 overall (Tech finished 4-4 in the ACC)
… a .500 regular season record for the first time since 2003
(that season Tech finished the regular season 6-6 and went on to beat Tulsa in the Humanitarian Bowl to finish 7-6)
… a record of 26-13 in three seasons under head coach Paul Johnson, including a 10-5 mark in non-conference games
… a 10-7 record in road games under Johnson
… a 39-61-5 all-time record vs. Georgia, including a 1-2 record under Johnson
… a 13-29-1 all-time record vs. Georgia in Athens, including a 1-1 mark under Johnson
… their first loss in Athens since 2006
… a 203-208-24 all-time record against teams currently in the SEC
… a 4-3 record vs. SEC opponents under Johnson
… a 1-2 record in night games
… a 1-3 record in November
… a 5-10-1 all-time record when playing on November 27th
… a 6-5 record in November under Paul Johnson
… an all-time record of 679-455-43 in 118 seasons of football

Streaks
… 171 consecutive games without being shut out (last time: Oct. 18, 1997 vs. Florida State)
… 157 consecutive games without returning a kickoff for a touchdown (last time: Oct. 31, 1998 at Maryland)
… 39 consecutive starts by senior cornerback Mario Butler

Team Notes
… Tech’s 32 first downs were its most in a game since Nov. 9, 2000 vs. Virginia (34)
… Tech’s 26 first downs via rushing were its most in at least 30 years
… Tech’s 512 yards of total offense were its most vs. Georgia since 1999
… Tech’s 92 offensive plays were its most since Nov. 9, 2000 vs. Virginia (94)
… Tech rushed for 400-plus yards in a game for the eighth time under Paul Johnson
… Tech’s 77 rushing attempts were its most in at least 30 years
… Tech’s time of possession (38:14) was a season high
… Tech has trailed at some point in nine of 12 games this season
… Georgia’s 66-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter was only the second play of 60 yards or longer allowed by the Yellow Jackets this season
… Tech trailed 14-0 at the end of the first quarter for the second time this season (also vs. Miami)
… The two teams combined for more than 500 yards of total offense in the first half
… Georgia has scored at least 30 points in each of the last four meetings with Georgia Tech
… Georgia is the first team to return a fumble for a touchdown against Tech since Nov. 10, 2007 by Duke’s Leon Wright

Anthony Allen, Sr., BB
… his 23rd yard rushing gave him 1,700 yards for his two-year Georgia Tech career
… his 61st yard rushing gave him 1,100 this season
… went over 200 carries for the season (entered tonight with 188 rushing attempts)
… his 80th yard rushing gave him 1,139 this season, passing C.J. Williams (1995) for 11th place on Tech’s single-season rushing list
… his 82nd yard rushing gave him 1,759 for his Georgia Tech career, passing Joe Hamilton (1996-99) for 14th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list
… his 100th yard rushing gave him five 100-yard rushing games this season, tying for the 13th-most single-season 100-yard games in Tech history
… his 107th yard rushing gave him 1,166 for the season, passing Joe Burns (2001) for the 10th-most single-season rushing yards in Tech history
… his 118th yard rushing gave him 1,795 for his Georgia Tech career, passing Ronny Cone (teammate Kevin Cone’s father) (1979-83) for 13th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list
… his 121st yard rushing gave him 2,900 for his college career, including 1,102 yards in two seasons at Louisville
… his 123rd yard rushing gave him 1,800 yards for his two-year Georgia Tech career

Jeremiah Attaochu, Fr., LB
… recorded his third sack of the season, his second over the last two games

Anthony Barnes, Sr., LB
… played in his 47th career game

Scott Blair, Sr., K
… played in his team-high 52nd career game
… entered today’s game having made 73 consecutive extra points
… Blair’s second PAT tonight was his 34th of the season – the 10th-most single-season PATs in Tech history
… his third point tonight gave him 80 for the season – the seventh-most points by kicking in a Tech season

Mario Butler, Sr., CB
… made his team-high 39th consecutive start and played in his 49th career game

Brad Jefferson, Sr., LB
… played in his 47th career game

Isaiah Johnson, Fr., S
… recovered a fumble for the second time this season

Roddy Jones, Jr., AB
… made his 38th career start (second on the team behind Mario Butler)
… his 22nd yard rushing gave him 1,330 for his career, passing Glenn Turner (1951-53) for 26th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list
… his second-quarter touchdown was his fourth rushing TD of the season, the 11th of his career
… his 49th yard rushing gave him 300 yards in three career games against Georgia

Preston Lyons, Jr., BB
… got his first rushing attempts since the Oct. 16 Middle Tennessee State game

Embry Peeples, Jr., AB
… his third-quarter touchdown was his first rushing touchdown of the season, the second of his career; his only other rushing TD came against Mississippi State in 2008

Orwin Smith, So., AB
… has caught a pass in each of the last three games
… his 37th yard rushing gave him 500 for his two-year career

Jerrard Tarrant, r-Jr., S
… his first punt return tonight was the 41st of his career, tying for the 10th-most punt returns in Tech history
… recorded his third fumble recovery of the season and the fifth of his career
… caused a fumble for the third time this season, the fourth time in his career
… over the last three games, Tarrant has three fumbles forced and three fumbles recovered

Tevin Washington, r-So., QB
… his first-quarter touchdown was his third rushing touchdown of the season
… has rushed for a touchdown in each of the last two games
… his 50th yard rushing gave him 400 career rushing yards in just eight games played

Today’s Captains
Brad Jefferson and Joshua Nesbitt.
Georgia Tech won the toss and elected to defer.

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