Georgia Tech Postgame Notes

Oct. 22, 2011

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Georgia Tech Postgame Notes
October 22, 2011 vs. Miami

Georgia Tech’s Loss Today Gives The Yellow Jackets…
… a record of 6-2 overall and 3-2 in the ACC
… a 2-2 record on the road
… three straight losses in Sun Life Stadium, including the Jan. 5, 2010 Orange Bowl vs. Iowa
… back-to-back losses for just the fourth time in Paul Johnson’s four seasons as head coach
… a 32-16 record in four seasons under Paul Johnson (12-9 on the road, 19-10 in ACC games)
… a 13-4 record in October under Johnson
… a 10-7 all-time record vs. Miami including a 2-3 mark on the road
… three consecutive losses to the Hurricanes after beating Miami four straight years from 2005-08
… a 3-2 record since being ranked in the top 25
… an 11-4 all-time record when playing on October 22nd and no wins on this date since 1977
… an 8-4 record in their last 12 games vs. Coastal Division opponents
… a 21-12 record vs. Coastal Division opponents since divisional play began in 2005, including a 9-9 mark on the road
… a 15-7 record in their last 22 ACC games
… an all-time record of 219-140-8 vs. teams currently in the ACC
… an all-time record of 46-28-7 against teams from the state of Florida
… an all-time program record of 685-457-43 in 119 seasons of football

… 180 consecutive games without being shut out (last time: Oct. 18, 1997 vs. Florida State)
… 166 consecutive games without returning a kickoff for a touchdown (last time: Oct. 31, 1998 at Maryland)
… 34 consecutive starts by senior Roddy Jones

Team Notes
… Tech failed to make a first down on a faked punt in the first quarter; now 1-for-2 on faked punts this season
… Linebackers Daniel Drummond and Jeremiah Attaochu both saw action today. Drummond did not play last week, Attaochu the last two weeks
… Tech did not score in the first quarter for the second straight week and has been outscored 21-0 over the last two Saturdays
… Tech scored in each of its first 18 quarters this season, but was shutout in 5 of its next 11 quarters, including the first quarter today
… Miami recovered a Tech fumble in the end zone in the second quarter. The last time a Tech opponent returned a fumble for a TD came on Nov. 27, 2010 by Georgia
… Tech’s blocked field goal (by Jamal Golden) gives the Yellow Jackets a blocked kick and a blocked punt (vs. North Carolina) this season. Last year Tech did not block a punt or a kick. Tech had one blocked kick/punt in 2009.
… Tech’s 92-yard TD drive in the second quarter was its fourth TD drive of 90 yards or longer, its fourth drive of longer than 9 minutes and its fourth of 15 plays or more
… The 20-play TD drive in the second quarter was Tech’s longest TD drive since a 20-play drive vs. North Carolina on Nov. 11, 2006 (Tech had a 20-play scoring drive last season vs. North Carolina that resulted in a field goal).
… Over the last 30 years, Tech has produced three TD drives of 19 or more plays – two of those have come in the last two weeks – a 19-play drive last week at Virginia and a 20-play drive today

Longest TD Drives (Plays)/Last 30 Seasons
20 at Miami Oct. 22, 2011
20 at North Carolina Nov. 11, 2006
19 at Virginia Oct. 15, 2011

… Tech has allowed at least 21 points in every game this season except for the Maryland game (16)
… Tech’s 14-point halftime deficit was its largest of the season (Tech trailed 24-14 last week at Virginia)
… Tech has only allowed 14 points in the third quarter all season (outscoring opponents 81-14)
… Tech’s seven points were a season low, fewest since scoring seven vs. Air Force in the 2010 Independence Bowl
… Tech used three different centers (Finch and McRae – both got hurt, and Beno)
… Tech had season lows for first downs (14), first downs by rushing (9), rushing yards (134), total offense yards (211)

Jeremiah Attaochu, So., LB
… returned from injury and played for the first time since the Oct. 1 NC State game
… recorded his first career interception

Julian Burnett, Jr., LB
… his third tackle today was the 200th of his career

Jamal Golden, Fr., DB
… recorded a blocked field goal in the second quarter

Stephen Hill, Jr., WR
… is 11 yards shy of 1,000 career receiving yards

Roddy Jones, Sr., AB
… made his 34th consecutive start and his 47th career start overall

Tyler Melton, Sr., WR
… made his 30th career start and played in his 40th career game

Sean Poole, So., P
… had his longest punt (52 yards) since the Sept. 10 Middle Tennessee State game

Rashaad Reid, Sr., S
… played in his team-high 48th career game

David Sims, So., RB
… had his second career reception

Orwin Smith, Jr., AB
… his 7th rushing yard gave him 1,037 for his career, passing Dorsey Levens for 35th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list
… had a career-high three receptions
… his 52nd all-purpose yard gave him 1,000 for the season
… his 84th all-purpose yard gave him 2,800 for his career
… his 91st all-purpose yard gave him 2,807 for his career, passing Joshua Nesbitt for 17th place on Tech’s all-time career all-purpose yards list

Steven Sylvester, Sr., LB
… made his 30th career start

Logan Walls, Sr., DT
… made his 31st career start

Tevin Washington, Jr., QB
… made his 12th consecutive start
… the interception he threw on Tech’s first offensive play of the game was his fifth of the season, his 4th over the last 3 games and the 8th of his career
… his eighth yard of total offense gave him 2,500 for his career
… his sixth yard rushing gave him 430 for the season, passing Gary Hardie for the 10th-most single-season rushing yards ever by a Tech QB
… his ninth yard rushing gave him 433 for the season, passing Danny Yeyers for the ninth-most single-season rushing yards ever by a Tech QB
… his 22nd rushing yard gave him 1,000 for his career – the 38th player in Tech history and the third player on the current Tech roster – to rush for 1,000 career yards

Washington’s first-half rushing touchdown gave him…
… nine rushing TDs this season, which ties Billy Lothridge (1962) for the third-most single-season rushing TDs by a Tech quarterback
… 13 career rushing TDs, the sixth-most career rushing TDs by a Tech quarterback
… 19 touchdowns responsible for this season, which ties for the seventh-most single-season TDR in Tech history

Louis Young, So., CB
… had a career-high for pass break-ups

Today’s Captains
Julian Burnett, Roddy Jones and Steven Sylvester (permanent captains).
Miami won the toss and elected to receive.


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