Georgia Tech Postgame Notes

Oct. 27, 2012

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Georgia Tech Postgame Notes
October 27, 2012 vs. BYU

Georgia Tech’s Loss Today Gives the Yellow Jackets…
… a 3-5 overall record
… their first losing record after eight games since 1994
… a 3-3 record at home
… a 1-2 all-time record vs. BYU including a 1-1 record in Bobby Dodd Stadium
… a 36-24 record in five seasons under head coach Paul Johnson, including a 23-9 mark at home
… an 8-7 all-time record when playing on October 27th
… a 1-2 record in October
… an all-time record of 446-187-21 in Bobby Dodd Stadium
… an all-time record of 690-466-43 in 120 seasons of football

Streaks
… 192 consecutive games without being shut out (last time: Oct. 18, 1997 vs. Florida State)
… 34 consecutive starts by Sr. DE Izaan Cross

Team Notes
… Tech did not score an offensive touchdown for the first time since Dec. 31, 2008, vs. LSU in the Chick-fil-A Bowl
… Tech did not score a rushing touchdown for the first time since the Miami game on Nov. 13, 2010
Morgan Bailey (So., OT) made his first career start today, becoming the 13th Yellow Jacket to make first career start in 2012
… Tech has outscored opponents 77-57 in the first quarter this season
… Tech has outscored opponents 95-51 in the second quarter this season
… Georgia Tech allowed 40-plus points for the fourth time this season, the fourth time in its last five games
… It is only the second time under Paul Johnson that Georgia Tech has failed to score an offensive TD (other was vs. LSU in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31, 2008)
… Tech’s 47 plays are the fewest under Paul Johnson (previous low was 50 against Iowa in the FedEx Orange Bowl on Jan. 5, 2010).
… BYU’s 38:59 time of possession is the most by a Georgia Tech opponent under Paul Johnson (previous high was 34:13 by Virginia on Oct. 25, 2008).

Isaiah Johnson’s INT Return For a TD was…
… Tech’s first pick-six since Quayshawn Nealy in the 2011 Sun Bowl vs. Utah
… Tech’s ninth interception of the season
… Tech has had at least one INT in seven consecutive games
… Tech’s nine interceptions this season have been by eight different players
… the 11th defensive touchdown scored by Tech in Paul Johnson’s five seasons as head coach
… the 10th pick-six by Tech in Johnson’s tenure

BYU’s blocked punt in the second quarter…
… marked the first time Tech has allowed a blocked punt since Sept. 25, 2010, by NC State’s Asa Watson
… the third special teams block allowed by Tech this season; two field goals were blocked earlier this year

Jamal Golden’s 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown…
… was Tech’s first kickoff return for a TD since Oct. 31, 1998 – a streak of 178 games – when Dez White had a 100-yard kick return against Maryland
… was Tech’s first kickoff return for a TD in Bobby Dodd Stadium since 1990 (vs. Duke)
… tied for the fifth-longest kick return in Georgia Tech history
… gave Tech two non-offensive touchdowns in one game for the first time since Sept. 9, 2006 when it had two interception returns for touchdowns against Samford
… is the longest by a Jacket under Paul Johnson (previous long was 83 yards by Orwin Smith against Duke on Nov. 14, 2009).
… Golden’s 174 kickoff return yards are the most by a Jacket under Paul Johnson (the previous high was 139 on three attempts by Orwin Smith vs. Duke on Nov. 14, 2009).

LONGEST KICKOFF RETURNS IN TECH HISTORY
102, Dewey Scarboro vs. Georgetown, 1919
100, Dez White vs. Maryland, 1998
100, Drew Hill vs. Georgia, 1978
99, Gary Lee vs. NC State, 1986
97, Jamal Golden vs. BYU, 2012
97, Drew Hill vs. Auburn, 1978
97, Eddie Lee Ivery vs. Notre Dame, 1977

Morgan Bailey, So., OT
… made his first career start

T.J. Barnes, Sr., DT
… played in his 48th career game, tying Rod Sweeting for the most career games played on the team

Izaan Cross, Sr., DE
… made his team-best 36th career start and his 34th consecutive start
… his second tackle today was the 100th of his career

Isaiah Johnson, Jr., S
… recorded his first interception of the season, the fifth of his career – he has at least one INT in each of the last three seasons
… returned an interception for a touchdown for the second time in his career (also at NC State in 2011)

Vad Lee, r-Fr., QB
… his 32nd yard of total offense today gave him 500 for the season and his career

Justin Moore, Jr., K
… his second point today gave him 94 career points, passing Cam Bonifay for 13th place on Tech’s all-time career points-by-kicking list
… his first field goal today was the 13th of his career

Ryan Rodwell, Fr., P
… his 52-yard punt in the first quarter was a career long

David Sims, Jr., BB
… started for the second time this season (also at Clemson)

Orwin Smith, Sr., AB
… his 31st rushing yard today gave him 1,591 for his career, passing Cory Collier for 21st place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list
… his first kickoff return today was the 75th of his career, which ranks second in Tech history

Rod Sweeting, Sr., CB
… played in his 48th career game, which ties T.J. Barnes for the most on the team

Chris Tanner, Sr., K
… saw his first action of the season

Jemea Thomas, r-Jr., DB
… his fifth tackle today was the 100th of his career

Omoregie Uzzi, Sr., OG
… made his 33rd career start (ranks second on the team)

Tevin Washington, Jr., QB
… made his 25th consecutive start
… his 11th yard of total offense today gave him 5,000 career total offense yards, ranking seventh in Tech history
… his 8th rushing yard today gave him 479 this season, passing Joe Hamilton and Billy Lothridge for 8th place on Tech’s all-time single-season rushing yards by a quarterback list
… his fifth pass attempt today was the 303rd of his career, passing Todd Rampley for 17th place on Tech’s all-time career pass attempts list

Today’s Captains
Izaan Cross, Omoregie Uzzi, Tevin Washington
BYU won the toss and elected to receive.

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