Georgia Tech Postgame Notes

Sept. 26, 2013

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Georgia Tech Postgame Notes
September 26, 2013 vs. Virginia Tech

Georgia Tech’s Loss Tonight Gave the Yellow Jackets…
… a record of 3-1 overall, 2-1 in the ACC (2-1 Coastal Division)
… an end to their six-game ACC regular season winning streak dating back to last season and their first ACC regular season loss since Oct. 6, 2012, at Clemson
… a 2-1 record at home and an end to their three-game home winning streak
… a record of 43-27 in six seasons under Paul Johnson
… a 26-10 home record under Paul Johnson
… a 7-3 record in their last 10 games
… a 3-8 all-time record vs. Virginia Tech, including four straight losses to the Hokies
… four straight losses to one ACC opponent for just the sixth time since Georgia Tech joined the ACC more than 20 years ago
… a 2-4 record vs. Virginia Tech at home
… a 27-16 record vs. Coastal Division opponents since divisional play began in 2005, including a 16-12 mark under Paul Johnson
… a 15-6 record vs. Coastal Division opponents at home, including a 10-5 mark under Paul Johnson
… a 2-1 record under Paul Johnson with less than one week in between games
… a four-game losing streak when playing in ESPN’s Thursday night game
… an 11-15 all-time record when playing in an ESPN Thursday night game, including an 0-5 mark vs. Virginia Tech
… a 35-26-1 all-time record against teams from Virginia
… a 10-3-1 all-time record when playing on September 26th
… an all-time record of 449-188-21 at Bobby Dodd Stadium
… an all-time record of 697-469-43 in 121 seasons of football

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)
Vs. Va Tech ’13 – 17 (3)
Total points – 195 (52 in 2nd half) – 27%

Team Notes
… Georgia Tech had a season-high for penalties
… Tech had a season-high for pass attempts
… Georgia Tech has played 202 consecutive games without being shut out (last shut out came vs. Florida State on Oct. 18, 1997)
… Tech has played 349 consecutive home games since being shut out (last shut out came vs. Georgia on Nov. 30, 1957)
… The Yellow Jackets turned the ball over on their first offensive possession for the first time since the Georgia game last season
… Tech gave up a touchdown on the opponent’s first possession for the second straight game
… In Tech’s three ACC games this season, it has been outscored 27-10 in the first quarter and trailed after the first quarter against North Carolina (13-0) and Virginia Tech (7-0)
… Tech entered the game with two turnovers on the year; the Yellow Jackets had turnovers on their first two possessions tonight
… Tech’s three first-half points were its fewest in any half since the Georgia game last season
… The Jackets entered tonight’s game having scored at least seven points in 14 of their previous 15 quarters
… The Jackets trailed at the half for the second straight game

Jeremiah Attaochu, Sr., DE
… his first tackle for loss tonight gave him 29.5 for his career, moving him into 20th place on Tech’s all-time list

Harrison Butker, Fr., K
… his 49-yard field goal matched a career-high (also at Duke) and made him 2-of-4 on the year

Jay Finch, Sr., C
… made his 32nd career start including his team-best 22nd consecutive start
… played in his 41st career game

Will Jackson, Sr., OL
… made his team-best 33rd career start

Jabari Hunt-Days, r-So., LB
… his seventh tackle today was the 100th of his career

Vad Lee, r-So., QB
… his first completion tonight was the 50th of his career; his fifth pass attempt was the 100th of his career
… had two interceptions tonight, which puts him at three this season and six in his career
… had a career high tonight for pass attempts
… his 26th rushing yard tonight gave him 750 for his career, passing Donnie Davis for the 7th-most by a Tech quarterback

Domonique Noble, So., DB
… made his first career start (in place of injured Jamal Golden)

David Sims, Sr., BB
… his 21st rushing yard today gave him 1,600 for his career (the 22nd player to reach that mark)
… his 23rd rushing yard today gave him 1,602 for his career, passing Jimy Lincoln for 21st place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list

Sims’ first rushing touchdown tonight gave him…
… four rushing touchdowns this season, three over the last two games
… five touchdowns overall this season
… 16 career rushing touchdowns, tying for the 16th-most in Tech history
… 116 career points scored
… 19 career touchdowns overall, tying for the 17th-most in Tech history

DeAndre Smelter, Jr., WR
… made his first career start tonight
… had a career-high for receiving yards (reached in first half)

Jemea Thomas, Sr., CB
… played in his team-leading 45th career game and made his 20th career start

Darren Waller, Jr., WR
… had a career-high number of receptions

Brandon Watts, Sr., LB
… played in his 41st career game and made his 21st career start
… recorded his first sack of the season, the sixth of his career

Tony Zenon, Jr., AB
… made his second career start, his first since the 2011 season

Today’s Captains
Euclid Cummings, Robert Godhigh, Jemea Thomas, Chris Crenshaw
Virginia Tech won the toss and elected to defer

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