Georgia Tech Postgame Notes

Sept. 21, 2013

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Georgia Tech Postgame Notes
September 21, 2013 vs. North Carolina

Georgia Tech’s Win Today Gave the Yellow Jackets…
… a record of 3-0 overall, 2-0 in the ACC (2-0 Coastal Division)
… a win in which they trailed by 13 points (or more) for the first time since Nov. 29, 2008 (at Georgia)
… a win over North Carolina in which they trailed by 13 points (or more) for the first time since Oct. 8, 1999
… a 3-0 record to start the season for the second time in the last three years, but for just the third time in the last 12 years
… a 2-0 record in ACC play for the second time under Paul Johnson (also 2011), but for just the third time in the last 15 years
… six consecutive regular season ACC victories dating back to last season, tying for the second-longest ACC win streak in Tech history (the record is seven straight ACC wins in 2009-10
… sole possession of first place in the ACC Coastal Division (Pittsburgh or Duke will be the only other Coastal team with a league victory after today)
… a 2-0 record at home and three straight home wins dating back to last season
… a record of 43-26 in six seasons under Paul Johnson (Johnson now has 150 career victories)
… a 26-9 home record under Paul Johnson
… a 7-3 record in their last 10 games
… a 28-18-3 all-time record vs. North Carolina, including an 18-7 mark in Atlanta
… five consecutive wins and eight victories in their last nine meetings with the Tar Heels (the longest win streak by either team in the series is six straight wins by Tech from 1998 to 2003)
… eight consecutive wins in Bobby Dodd Stadium vs. North Carolina
… a 5-1 record vs. North Carolina under Paul Johnson
… a 27-15 record vs. Coastal Division opponents since divisional play began in 2005, including a 16-11 mark under Paul Johnson
… a 15-5 record vs. Coastal Division opponents at home, including a 10-4 mark under Paul Johnson
… a 137-68-4 all-time record vs. teams from North Carolina, including a 3-0 record this season
… 11 consecutive victories against teams from North Carolina (last loss: Sept. 25, 2010 vs. NC State)
… a 17-2 record vs. teams from North Carolina under Paul Johnson (36-8 career)
… a 5-5 all-time record when playing on September 21st
… 60 victories over the last eight seasons combined
… an all-time record of 449-187-21 at Bobby Dodd Stadium
… an all-time record of 697-468-43 in 121 seasons of football

Longest ACC Regular Season Win Streaks In Tech History
7, 2009-10
6, Current
6, 2000-01
6, 1997-98

Most Points – First Three Games Of The Season Combined (Since 1950)
178          2011
136          2013
132          2012
125          1999
118          2001
116          1998
112          2007
96            2010

Biggest Point Differential – First Three Games Of The Season Combined (Since 1950)
+112       2011
+102       2013
+97         2001
+89         2012
+78         1966
+71         2007
+64         1990
+64         1952

Since the UNC game in 2012, the Jackets have only allowed 27% of the opponents’ total points in the 2nd half
At UNC ’12 – 50 total (21 allowed in 2nd half)
Vs. Duke ’12 – 24 total (7)
At UGA ’12 – 42 total (14)
Vs. FSU ’12 – 21 total (0)
Vs. USC ’12 – 7 total (0)

Vs. Elon ’13 – 0 (0)
At Duke ’13 – 14 (7)
Vs. UNC ’13 – 20 (0)
Total points – 178 (49 in 2nd half) – 27%

Team Notes
… Louis Young’s fourth-quarter interception gave Tech’s defense four INTs this season by four different players
… Robert Godhigh’s 100 rushing yards were a career-high and marked the first GT 100-year rusher since last year’s UNC game
… Georgia Tech had more than 300 yards of total offense for the ninth consecutive game
… Entering today’s game, Georgia Tech has trailed for 3 minutes, 10 seconds this season (7-3 at Duke)
… Georgia Tech has played 201 consecutive games without being shut out (last shut out came vs. Florida State on Oct. 18, 1997)
… Georgia Tech trailed in the first quarter for the second straight game
… North Carolina was Tech’s first opponent to score on its first possession since Florida State in the 2012 ACC title game
… Georgia Tech did not score on its first possession for the first time this season
… Tech lost a fumble for the first time this season
… UNC’s first-half total offense yards (257) and passing yards (178) were more than Tech had allowed in any previous game this season
… Tech allowed a point in the second quarter for the first time this season
… Tech has outscored opponents 42-7 in the second quarter this season

Jeremiah Attaochu, Sr., DE
… his first sack today was his first sack of the season and the 20th of his career, passing Derrick Morgan for the seventh-most career sacks in Tech history

B.J. Bostic, Jr., AB
… made his second start of the season, the fourth of his career (he started two games in 2012)

Harrison Butker, Fr., K
… was four-for-four on PATs and has yet to miss a PAT

Jay Finch, Sr., C
… made his 31st career start including his team-best 21st consecutive start
… played in his 40th career game

Robert Godhigh, Sr., AB
… rushed for a career-high for the second straight week; his previous career-best of 79 yards came last Saturday at Duke
… first 100 yard rusher for Georgia Tech since last year’s UNC game.

Will Jackson, Sr., OL
… made his team-best 32nd career start

Vad Lee, r-So., QB
His first passing touchdown today gave him…
… seven passing TDs this season, 11 for his career
… five TD passes over the last three halves

His third-quarter rushing touchdown today gave him…
… three rushing touchdowns this season
… a rushing touchdown in every game this season
… 12 career rushing touchdowns – the seventh-most career rushing TDs by a Tech quarterback
… 10 touchdowns responsible for this season
… 23 career touchdowns responsible for

Charles Perkins, Jr., RB
… his 26-yard carry in the third quarter was the longest of his career

Sean Poole, Sr., P
… his first punt today was the 100th of his career
… his 48th punting yard today gave him 4,000 for his career

David Sims, Sr., BB
… his second rushing attempt today was the 300th of his career
… his 20th rushing yard today made him the 25th player in Tech history to rush for 1,500 career yards
… his 26th yard rushing today gave him 1,506 for his career, passing Bobby North for 24th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list
… his 99 rushing yards today tied his career-best

His fourth-quarter rushing touchdown today gave him…
… three rushing touchdowns and four total touchdowns scored this season
… 15 career rushing touchdowns and 18 career touchdowns overall
… 108 career points scored
… two rushing touchdowns in a game for the third time in his career, but for the first time since 2011

DeAndre Smelter, Jr., WR
… pulled down three receptions for the second straight game
… had a career high for receiving yards

Jemea Thomas, Sr., CB
… played in his team-leading 44th career game and made his 19th career start 

Darren Waller, Jr., WR
… his second-quarter touchdown reception was the first of his career, a 21-yard strike from Vad Lee
… recorded his first catch of the season

Brandon Watts, Sr., LB
… played in his 40th career game and made his 20th career start

D.J. White, So., CB
… made his first career start today when the Yellow Jackets began the game in the nickel package

Louis Young, Sr., CB
… recorded his first interception of the season, the third of his career

Today’s Captains
Jay Finch, David Sims, Brandon Watts, Daniel Drummond
Georgia Tech won the toss and elected to defer until the second half

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