Georgia Tech Postgame Notes

Oct. 2, 2010

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Georgia Tech’s Win Today Gives The Yellow Jackets…
… a record of 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the ACC
… eight wins in their last nine ACC regular season games
… eight wins in their last nine meetings with Atlantic Division opponents
… five consecutive ACC road victories including a 2-0 mark this season
… zero losses in consecutive games in three seasons under Paul Johnson
… a 22-8 all-time record vs. Wake Forest including a 9-3 mark in Winston-Salem
… zero losses in Winston-Salem since 1999
… 10 wins in their last 13 meetings with the Demon Deacons
… a 14-5 record in ACC play over the last three seasons (best among all ACC teams)
… 25 ACC wins over the last five seasons combined and 30 wins over the last six ACC seasons combined
… a 13-6 record vs. Atlantic Division teams since divisional play began in 2005, including an 8-3 mark on the road
… a 23-9 record in three seasons under head coach Paul Johnson
… a 2-1 record on the road this season, 10-4 on the road under Paul Johnson
… a 9-1 record in October under Paul Johnson
… a 214-135-8 all-time record against ACC opponents
… a 127-68-4 all-time record against teams from North Carolina
… an 11-4 all-time record when playing on October 2nd
… an 8-7 record under Johnson when losing the time of possession battle
… an all-time record of 676-451-43 in 118 seasons of football

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

Team Notes
… Tech improved to 11-2 under Paul Johnson in games decided by five points or less
… Tech scored a season low
… Tech’s defense forced a three-and-out on the opponent opening possession for the first time this season
… Tech has scored on its first possession in four of five games this season
… Josh Adams’ 57-yard run in the first quarter was the longest rushing play against Tech this season
… Georgia Tech was shutout in the second quarter – just the third quarter this season it failed to score
… Tech’s six first-half points were its fewest points in any half since the Georgia game last season (Nov. 28, 2009)

Joshua Nesbitt, Sr., QB
… made his 30th career start
… his 27th yard rushing gave him 700 more yards rushing than any quarterback in Tech history
… his 30th yard rushing today gave him 2,461 for his career, making him an even 300 yards shy of tying the ACC record for career rushing yards by a quarterback (Clemson’s Woodrow Dantzler holds the record with 2,761 yards from 1998-01)
… his 69th yard rushing today gave him 2,500 for his career
… his 82nd yard passing today gave him 3,000 for his career
– the ninth QB in Tech history to reach 3,000 yards passing
… his 151st yard of total offense today gave him 5,500 for his career
… h is 11 completions tied a career-high

Roddy Jones, Jr., AB
… made his 31st career start (second on the team behind Mario Butler)

Scott Blair, Sr., K
… played in his team-high 45th career game
… entered today’s game having made 55 consecutive extra points
… his 47-yard field goal in the first quarter was his longest of the season (49 is his career long
… his 45-yard field goal late in the second quarter made him 6-of-6 on the year, 3-of-3 from 40 yards or longer; he is now 8-of-13 for his career from 40 yards or longer

Mario Butler, Sr., CB
… made his team-high 32nd consecutive start and played in his 43rd career game

Kevin Cone, Sr., WR
… made his first career reception

Preston Lyons, Jr., BB
… made his first career reception

Steven Sylvester, Jr., LB
… his second tackle-for-loss tied a career high

Anthony Barnes, Sr., LB
… played in his 40th career game

Anthony Allen, S.r, BB
… needed 13 rushing yards today to reach 2,000 for his career (Georgia Tech and Louisville statistics combined)

Jerrard Tarrant, Jr., S
… had his first tackle-for-loss this season and a career-high for tackles-for-loss

Brad Jefferson, Sr., LB
… played in his 40th career game

Correy Earls, Sr., WR
… had his second career touchdown reception – his first since 2007

Today’s Captains
Brad Jefferson (permanent), Joshua Nesbitt (permanent), Scott Blair and Kevin Cone.
Georgia Tech won the toss and elected to defer.

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