Post-Game Notes

Nov. 7, 2009

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Georgia Tech Postgame Notes

November 7, 2009 vs. Wake Forest


Georgia Tech’s Win Today Gives The Yellow Jackets…

… a record of 9-1 overall – Tech’s best record through 10 games since starting 9-0-1 in their national

Championship season of 1990

… a tie for their win total for all of last season

… a tie for the eighth-most single-season wins in Tech history

… a seven-game winning streak – their longest win streak since winning seven straight in 2000 and a tie for the eighth-longest win streak in Tech history

… a 6-1 record in the ACC – a tie for the third-most ACC wins in school history

… a guarantee of finishing at least tied for first in the ACC’s Coastal Division

… a 21-8 all-time record vs. Wake Forest, including a 13-4 record in Atlanta

… a 9-3 record in their last 12 meetings with the Demon Deacons

… a 3-0 record vs. the Atlantic Division this season and no losses to the Atlantic Division since 2007

… an 11-5 record vs. the Atlantic Division since divisional play began in 2005, including a 7-2 record at home

… 22 ACC wins over the last four seasons combined (22-9) – the most league wins by any ACC school

… 18 wins overall over the last two seasons combined – a tie for the seventh-most wins in consecutive seasons in Tech history

… a 5-0 record at home and seven straight home wins dating back to last season

… a 7-8-1 all-time record when playing on November 7th

… an all-time record of 210-134-8 against ACC opponents

… an all-time record of 124-67-4 against teams from North Carolina

… a 7-0 record against unranked teams

… a 8-0 record when playing on Saturdays and a 4-0 record in day games

… an all-time record of 434-179-21 in Bobby Dodd Stadium

… an all-time record of 671-447-43 in 117 seasons of football

… Georgia Tech has rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit for victory earlier this season (35-28 at Florida State)


Georgia Tech’s Win Today Gives Head Coach Paul Johnson

… a record of 18-5 in two seasons at Georgia Tech; his winning percentage at Tech (.783) is the highest in Tech history, just ahead of John Heisman (.779)

… a 1-2 all-time record vs. Wake Forest (1-0 while at Tech)

… a 125-44 record overall in 13 seasons as a head coach, a tie with Barry Switzer for the second-most wins in the first 13 seasons of a coaching career (Tom Osborne, with 127 wins, owns the record)

… an 11-1 record in Bobby Dodd Stadium

… an 4-1 record in November (while at Tech)

Paul Johnson’s Tech teams are 4-4 over the last two seasons after trailing at halftime


Team Notes

… Tech rushed for a season-high 412 yards, topping 400 yards rushing for the third time in 2009, and for the sixth time under Paul Johnson

… Tech’s 412 yards rushing tied for the ninth-highest single-game total in school history, and the second-most in an ACC game (highest is 476 vs. Miami in 2008)

… Tech rushed for 300 yards for the eighth time in 10 games this season

… Tech has scored at least 24 points in all but one game (17 at Miami) this season

… Tech produced 400 yards of total offense for the eighth time in 10 games this season

… Tech had more than one failed fourth-down attempt for the first time since the Sept. 17 Miami game

… Tech was 0-for-4 on 4th down before the conversion in overtime

… Georgia Tech trailed at some point in a game for the fifth consecutive game

… Tech has outscored opponents 96-45 in the first quarter this season

Preston Lyons, with his first-quarter touchdown run, became the 10th different Yellow Jacket to score a touchdown this season

… Georgia Tech attempted (and made) a field goal for the first time since Oct. 24 at Virginia

… Georgia Tech wore gold jerseys today – the first time the Jackets have worn gold at home since November, 2007

… Offensive tackle Austin Barrick’s streak of 13 consecutive games started ended today when he sat out with an ankle injury

… 155 consecutive games without being shut out

… 141 consecutive games without returning a kickoff for a touchdown

… 29 consecutive starts by senior guard Cord Howard

Jonathan Dwyer, Jr., RB

… rushed for a career-high 189 yards, a week after setting a career-high with 186 yards against Vanderbilt

… his 189 yards is the fifth-most for a Tech player in an ACC game

… rushed for more than 150 yards for the fifth time in his career, the third time this season and for the second straight game

… now has 1,093 rushing yards on the season, topping 1,000 yards for the second consecutive year

… is just the third player in school history to record two 1,000 yards seasons (Tashard Choice – 2006 & 2007; Robert Lavette – 1982 & 1984), and joins Choice as the only two players to accomplish the feat in back-to-back seasons

… made his 23rd consecutive start

… his 39th rushing yard moved him into 11th place on Tech’s all-time single-season rushing list, passing

… his 43rd yard of total offense gave him 2,778 for his career, moving him past Taylor Bennett into 16th place on Tech’s all-time career total offense list

… his 51st all-purpose yard gave him 3,500 for his career

… his 61st all-purpose yard gave him 3,510 for his career, moving him past Joe Burns into 10th place on Tech’s all-time career all-purpose yards list

… his 65th rushing yard was the 2,800th of his career

… his 96th rushing yard gave him 1,000 for the season – his second straight 1,000-yard rushing season

… his 18th rushing attempt gave him 446 for his career, moving him past Lenny Snow into 10th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing attempts list


Dwyer’s touchdown today was…

… four touchdowns over the last two games

… his 30th career rushing touchdown – the third-most in Tech history

… his 31st career touchdown overall – the third-most in Tech history

… 188 career points – the sixth-most in Tech history

… his ninth rushing touchdown of the season, tying for the 14th-most in Tech history


Dwyer’s 100-yard rushing performance was…

… his third straight, tying for the sixth-most consecutive 100-yard rushing games in Tech history

… his fifth 100-yard game of the season, tying for the 12th-most in Tech history

… the 15th of his career, tying Jerry Mays for the fourth-most in Tech history


Josh Nesbitt, Jr., QB

… now has 817 yards rushing in 2009, continuing to add to the best single-season rushing total by a QB in Tech history

… now has 1,849 career rushing yards, adding to the best career total by a QB in Tech history and 11th most by any player in Tech history

… threw his first interception since the Oct. 17 game vs. Virginia Tech; has thrown just four INTs all season

… his 12th rushing attempt gave him 200 for the season

… his 37th rushing yard gave him 800 for the season


Nesbitt’s two touchdowns today gives him…

… 22 career rushing touchdowns, tying for the sixth-most in Tech history (the most ever by a Tech QB)

… 22 career touchdown overall, tying for the 11th-most in Tech history

… 134 career points scored

… 15 touchdowns on the season, tying for the second-most single-season touchdowns in Tech history

… 15 rushing touchdowns on the season, the second-most single-season rushing touchdowns in Tech history

… 90 points on the season, tying for the fifth-most single-season points in Tech history


Derrick Morgan, Jr., DE

… finished with three sacks, tying a personal best

… now has 11.5 sacks on the season, the fifth-best single-season total in Tech history

… now has 18.5 career sacks, tied for 8th in Tech history

… made his 23rd consecutive start


Morgan Burnett, Jr., S

… made his 23rd consecutive start

… his sixth tackle was the 200th of his career


Preston Lyons, r-So., RB

… his 31-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was a career-long run and it was also his first career touchdown

… had a career-high for rushing yards in a game (previously 34 yards at Virginia)


Steven Sylvester, So., LB

… recorded the first full sack of his career (had a half-sack vs. Virginia Tech)


Demaryius Thomas, Jr., WR

… extended his streak of catching at least one pass to 26 consecutive games (does not include last year’s Virginia Tech game, which he did not dress for) -the 6th-longest streak in Georgia Tech history

… his third reception was the 111th of his career, passing John Sias for the 10th-most career receptions in Tech history


Scott Blair, Jr., K

… his 45-yard field goal in the first quarter was a career high (previously 39 vs. Virginia on Oct. 25, 2008)

… his first-quarter field goal made him 9-of-13 on field goal attempts t his season; 21-of-32 for his career, including 1-of-5 from 40-plus yards


Mario Edwards, Jr., DB

… made his first career start today at free safety


Phil Smith, r-Fr., OT

… made his first career start in place of injured Austin Barrick


Today’s Captains

Derrick Morgan, Josh Nesbitt, Morgan Burnett

Wake Forest won the toss and elected to defer until the second half.

Cord Howard, Sr., G

… made his 29th consecutive start


Mario Butler, Jr., CB

… made his 23rd consecutive start


Sedric Griffin, Sr., LB

… played in his 47th career game




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