Georgia Tech Postgame Notes

Oct. 20, 2012

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Georgia Tech Postgame Notes
October 20, 2012 vs. Boston College

Georgia Tech’s Win Today Gives the Yellow Jackets…
… a 3-4 overall record, 2-3 in the ACC
… an end to their three-game losing streak and their first win since September 15th
… a 6-2 all-time record vs. Boston College, including a 3-2 mark in Atlanta
… a 36-23 record in five seasons under head coach Paul Johnson
… a 2-0 record vs. Boston College under Johnson
… a 3-2 record at home this season
… a 1-1 record in October
… 39 ACC victories since divisional play began in 2005 – more than any team other than Virginia Tech
… an 8-10-1 all-time record when playing on October 20th
… a 222-143-8 all-time record vs. ACC opponents
… a 17-8 record vs. Atlantic Division opponents since divisional play began in 2005
… an all-time record of 446-186-21 in Bobby Dodd Stadium
… an all-time record of 690-465-43 in 120 seasons of football

Streaks
… 191 consecutive games without being shut out (last time: Oct. 18, 1997 vs. Florida State)
… 177 consecutive games without returning a kickoff for a touchdown (last time: Oct. 31, 1998 at Maryland)

Team Notes
… Tech has produced more than 400 yards of total offense in six consecutive games
… Tech has produced more than 500 yards of total offense in a game three times season (also vs. Presbyterian and Virginia)
… Tech has scored 30-plus points in a game five times this season
… Tech had a season high for offensive plays with 91 (previously, 79 vs. Presbyterian)
… Tech missed three field goals in one game for just the second time in the last 10 years (the other time came last year against Utah in the Sun Bowl)
… Tech’s first punt of the game came in the fourth quarter
… Tech has outscored opponents 52-26 in the third quarter
… Tech’s 407 yards of total offense in the first half marked just the third time since 1975 that the Yellow Jackets have produced 400 yards of offense in a single half
… Tech had more first downs in the first half (19) than it had the entire game against Clemson two weeks ago
… Georgia Tech opened the game on offense for the first time this season
… Opponents have blocked a Tech field goal attempt in each of the last two games
… Tech has forced its opponent to punt on its first possession five times this season
… Tech’s first touchdown drive of 90 yards was its third TD drive this season of 90 yards or longer
… Tech has outscored opponents 70-50 in the first quarter
… Tech’s defense held Boston College to -1 yard rushing in the first quarter
… Tech has outscored opponents 81-34 in the second quarter
… Tech had more than 350 yards of total offense in one half for the third time this season
… Tech scored 28 first-half points today; in its previous two games against Boston College, the Jackets scored 29 combined points
… Tech did not punt in the first half
… It is the eighth time under Paul Johnson Georgia Tech did not commit a turnover
… Tech’s 91 plays are the most plays under Paul Johnson without committing a turnover (the previous high was 83 against Clemson in the 2009 ACC Championship Game)
… Tech’s 13 third down conversions and 20 third down attempts tie the most under Paul Johnson (Tech also converted 13 of 20 third downs against Maryland on Oct. 8, 2011)
… Tech’s 43:45 time of possession is the most under Paul Johnson (the previous high was 42:43 at Virginia on Oct. 24, 2009) and the most since 1975
Vad Lee’s touchdown pass to Anthony Autry in the second quarter marked the 21st time under Paul Johnson Tech has had a one-play scoring drive
… It is the second time under Paul Johnson Georgia Tech has limited the opponent to only one third down conversion (North Carolina also only had one on Sept. 26, 2009).
… BC’s 16:15 time of possession is the lowest by a Tech opponent under Paul Johnson and it is the lowest by a Georgia Tech opponent since 1975

Most Yards Of Total Offense Since 1975
768 Kansas H Sept. 17, 2011
712 Presbyterian H Sept. 8, 2012
662 Western Carolina H (th) Sept. 1, 2011
627 Virginia H (th) Nov. 9, 2000
623 Citadel H Sept. 22, 1984
610 Maryland H Oct. 9, 1993
600 VMI H Oct. 11, 1975
597 Vanderbilt A Oct. 31, 2009
596 Middle Tennessee State A Sept. 10, 2011
594 Virginia H Sept. 15, 2012
593 Duke A Oct. 30, 1993
587 Maryland H (th) Sept. 30, 1999
578 Wake Forest H Oct. 14, 2000
565 (17) NC State H Oct. 11, 1986
563 Boston College H Oct. 20, 2012
561 Navy A Sept. 8, 2001
561 Furman H Sept. 11, 1993
561 Tulane A Oct. 22, 1977
560 Virginia A Nov. 10, 2001
558 Air Force A Nov. 11, 1978
555 (16/21) Georgia (OT) H Nov. 27, 1999
550 (5/4) Clemson A Oct. 28, 2000

Most Yards Of Total Offense In A Half Since 1975
431 (2nd) Kansas H Sept. 17, 2011
418 (2nd) Maryland H Oct. 9, 1993
407 (1st) Boston College H Oct. 20, 2012
398 (1st) Citadel H Sept. 22, 1984
394 (1st) Western Carolina H (th) Sept. 1, 2011
390 (2nd) Air Force A Nov. 11, 1978

Anthony Autry, Fr., WR
… recorded his first career touchdown reception

T.J. Barnes, Sr., DT
… played in his 47th career game, tying Rod Sweeting for the most career games played on the team

B.J. Bostic, So., AB
… his 39-yard reception in the first quarter was a career long, his second career reception and second reception of the season
… his second reception gave him a career high for receptions in a game
… also had a career high for receiving yards in a game

Izaan Cross, Sr., DE
… made his team-best 35th career start and his 33rd consecutive start

Will Jackson, Jr., OL
… made his 29th career start (ranks third on the team)

Isaiah Johnson, Jr., S
… recorded his second career forced fumble, his first since 2010

Zach Laskey, So., BB
… had a career-high for rushing attempts (previously, 15 vs. Miami, 2012)
… rushed for 100 yards for the second time this season (116 vs. Presbyterian)

Vad Lee, r-Fr., QB
… rushed for a touchdown for the fourth time this season (his four rushing TDs rank second on the team)
… had a career high for passing yards (previously 82 vs. Presbyterian)
… has rushed and passed for touchdowns in the same game twice in his young career

Justin Moore, Jr., K
… attempted his first kick of any type this season today (he has been serving primarily as a holder)
… his third-quarter field goal made him 1-of-1 on the season, 12-of-18 for his career, and gave him 110 career points
… had made 56 consecutive PATs before missing one today

Orwin Smith, Sr., AB
… his 33rd all-purpose yard today gave him 3,816 for his career, passing Drew Hill for 7th place on Tech’s all-time career all-purpose yards list

Rod Sweeting, Sr., CB
… played in his 47th career game, which ties T.J. Barnes for the most on the team

Jemea Thomas, r-Jr., DB
… intercepted his fifth career pass in the fourth quarter and his second this season

Omoregie Uzzi, Sr., OG
… made his 32nd career start (ranks second on the team)

Tevin Washington, Jr., QB
… made his 24th consecutive start
… his 25th rushing yard today gave him 433 for the season, passing Danny Myers for the 10th-most single-season rushing yards by a Tech quarterback
… his 51st rushing yard today gave him 2,000 for his career to become the 12th player in Tech history with 2,000 career rushing yards
… became just the second player in Tech history, joining Joshua Nesbitt, to pass for 2,500 yards and rush for 2,000 yards
… became just the fourth quarterback in ACC history to rush for 2,000 career yards

His second rushing touchdown today gave Washington…
… more rushing touchdowns than he had all of last season (14)
… 15 rushing touchdowns this season, the third-most single-season rushing touchdowns in Tech history, the second-most single-season rushing touchdowns by a Tech quarterback and tying for the second-most single-season rushing TDs by an ACC QB
… 29 rushing touchdowns over the last two seasons combined (20 games)
… 14 rushing touchdowns over the last five games
… 15 touchdowns overall this season, tying for the third-most single-season touchdowns in Tech
… 33 career rushing touchdowns, which ranks fourth in Georgia Tech history and ranks second in ACC history for rushing TDs by a quarterback
… 33 career touchdowns overall, which ranks fifth in Tech history
… 198 career points scored (10th-most in Tech history)
… 90 points this season, tying Calvin Johnson for the 6th-most single-season points scored in Tech history
… 50 career touchdowns responsible for (5th-most in Tech history)
… 19 touchdowns responsible for this season, tying for the 8th-most single-season TDRs in Tech history

RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS / CAREER
1. Robert Lavette 1981-84 45
2. Joshua Nesbitt 1981-84 35
Jonathan Dwyer 2007-09 35
4. Tevin Washington 2009- 33
5. Joe Burns 1998-01 31
6. Tashard Choice 2005-07 28
7. P.J Daniels 2002-05 23
8. Eddie Lee Ivery 1975-78 22
Leon Hardeman 1951-53 22
10. David Sims 1974-76 21
11. C.J. Williams 1994-96 20
12. Shawn Jones 1989-92 19
Charles Wiley 1995-98 19
14. Orwin Smith 2009- 18
Joe Hamilton 1996-99 18
Jerry Mays 1985-89 18
Lenny Snow 1965-67 18
18. Malcolm King 1984-87 17
19. Sean Gregory 1998-01 16

RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS BY A QUARTERBACK / CAREER
1. Joshua Nesbitt 2007-10 35
2. Tevin Washington 2009- 33
3. Shawn Jones 1989-92 19
4. Joe Hamilton 1996-99 18
5. Billy Lothridge 1961-63 15
6. Danny Myers 1973-75 14
7. Toppy Vann 1956-57 11
Reggie Ball 2003-06 11
9. John Dewberry 1983-85 9
10. Gary Lanier 1976-79 8

RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS/SEASON
1. Robert Lavette 1982 19
2. Joshua Nesbitt 2009 18
3. Tevin Washington 2012 15
4. Tevin Washington 2011 14
Jonathan Dwyer 2009 14
Joe Burns 2001 14
Robert Lavette 1984 14
8. Sean Gregory 1999 13
9. Jonathan Dwyer 2008 12
Tashard Choice 2006 12
Joe Burns 2000 12
C.J. Williams 1995 12
Lenny Snow 1966 12

CAREER RUSHING TDs BY AN ACC QUARTERBACK
1. Joshua Nesbitt, Georgia Tech 2007-10 35
2. Tevin Washington, Ga Tech 2009- 33
3. Larry Russell, Wake Forest 1969-71 29
4. Woody Dantzler, Clemson 1998-01 27
5. Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech 2007-10 23
6. Mike Dunn, Duke 1975-78 22
7. Shawn Jones, Georgia Tech 1989-92 19
8. Joe Hamilton, Georgia Tech 1996-99 18
8. Scott Smith, NC State 1978-79 18

SEASON RUSHING TDs BY AN ACC QUARTERBACK
1. Joshua Nesbitt, Georgia Tech 2009 18
2. Tevin Washington, Ga Tech 2012 15
2. Larry Russell, Wake Forest 1971 15
4. Tevin Washington, Ga Tech 1011 14
5. Woodrow Dantzler, Clemson 2000 13
4. Scott Smith, NC State 1979 13
7. Mike Dunn, Duke 1976 12
8. Six players 10

Brandon Watts, Jr., LB
… his 2.5 tackles for loss were a career high

Louis Young, Jr., CB
… recorded his first career fumble recovery

Today’s Captains
Izaan Cross, Omoregie Uzzi, Tevin Washington
Boston College won the toss and elected to kick off.

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