Georgia Tech vs. Georgia Postgame Notes

Nov. 24, 2007

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Georgia Tech’s loss today gives the Yellow Jackets…

… a final regular season record of 7-5 – Tech’s 11th consecutive season of winning at least seven games

… a record of 4-3 at home in 2007

… a record of 44-32 in six seasons under head coach Chan Gailey, including a 25-13 mark at home

… an all-time record of 38-59-5 vs. Georgia including seven consecutive losses to the Bulldogs

… a tie for the longest losing streak vs. Georgia in the history of the series

… a record of 13-29-1 vs. Georgia in Atlanta

… a 1-3 record this season vs. nationally-ranked opponents

For Starters

… senior guard Matt Rhodes made his 46th career start

Adamm Oliver (Sr., DT), Kevin Tuminello (Sr., C) and Andrew Gardner (Jr., OT) all made their 38th career start


131 consecutive games without being shut out (last time came on Oct. 18, 1997 – a 38-0 loss at No. 3 Florida State

134 consecutive PATs without a miss by senior Travis Bell (with his two today)


… tonight’s game marked the first time since 2003 that either team in the series has scored 20 points or more

… before tonight, the most rushing yards Georgia Tech had allowed was 185 by Virginia Tech; and 138 yards by one player – Virginia’s Cedric Peerman

Taylor Bennett, Jr., QB

… suffered an injury to his left (throwing) and did not start the second half – the first time he has not started a half this season

… his second-quarter touchdown pass to Colin Peek was his sixth TD pass of the season and the 12th TD pass of his career

Colin Peek, So., TE

… became the first Georgia Tech tight end to record a touchdown reception since George Cooper in the 2005 Emerald Bowl vs. Utah

… made his first career touchdown reception with a second-quarter TD pass from Taylor Bennett

Travis Bell, Sr., K

… became the first kicker in Georgia Tech history to score 100 points in a season; the record of 97 points by a kicker was held by Luke Manget in 2001

… scored at least one point in his 50th consecutive game – that ties for the longest current streak in the nation

… extended his own Georgia Tech record for single-season field goals with his 23rd of the season

… his field goal today also broke the Yellow Jacket career record for field goals; the old record of 60 was held by Scott Sisson from 1989-92

Tashard Choice, Sr., RB

… his second-quarter touchdown was his 10th touchdown of the season and the 28th of his career

… his 10th touchdown of the season tied P.J. Daniels for the 10th-most single-season TDs in Georgia Tech history

… his 28th career touchdown tied him with Jerry Mays for the fourth-most career TDs in Georgia Tech history

… he has 28 career rushing touchdowns as well, giving him the third-most career rushing TDs in school history

… his second quarter touchdown also gave him 168 career points, which tied Jerry Mays for the ninth-most career points in Tech history

… rushed for 100 yards for the 8th time this season – tying Eddie Lee Ivery in 1978 for the second-most in one season in Tech history

… rushed for 100 yards for the 18th time in his career, tying a school record he now shares with Robert Lavette

… his 124th yard tonight gave him 1,300 for the season – the fifth-most single-season yards in Yellow Jacket history

… moved past 3,500 career all-purpose yards tonight (he entered the game with 3,437)

Calvin Booker, Jr., QB

… saw action in just his fourth game of the season and his first action since the Oct.. 20 Army game

Game captains: Tashard Choice, Philip Wheeler, Kevin Tuminello

Coin toss: Georgia won the toss and elected to receive


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