Post-Game Notes

Sept. 11, 2010

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Georgia Tech’s Loss Today Gives The Yellow Jackets…

… a record of 1-1 overall, 0-0 in the ACC, 0-1 on the road

… a 21-8 record in three seasons under head coach Paul Johnson

… an 8-4 record in road games under Johnson

… a 6-3 record in September under Johnson

… an all-time record of 1-1 vs. Kansas, including an 0-1 mark in Lawrence

… a 10-5 all-time record against teams currently in the Big 12

… a loss in the first road game of the season for just the second time in the last seven seasons

… a 2-5 all-time record when playing on September 11th

… a 16-2 record under Paul Johnson after leading at halftime (only other loss came vs. Virginia in 2008)

… a 12-2 record under Johnson when producing 400 yards of total offense

… an all-time record of 674-450-43 in 118 seasons of football

 

Streaks

… 161 consecutive games without being shut out (last time: Oct. 18, 1997 vs. Florida State)

… 147 consecutive games without returning a kickoff for a touchdown (last time: Oct. 31, 1998 at Maryland)

… 29 consecutive starts by senior cornerback Mario Butler

 

Team Notes

… Three Yellow Jackets made first career start today – true freshman safety Isaiah Johnson, junior A-back Marcus Wright and sophomore OG Nick McRae

… Georgia Tech’s second-quarter touchdown gave the Yellow Jackets a streak of seven consecutive quarters in which they have scored at least one touchdown (dating backto the Orange Bowl)

… Tech’s fourth-down conversion early in the second quarter made the Yellow Jackets 3-of-3 on fourth downs this season; that streak was snapped mid-way through the fourth quarter when Tech finally failed on fourth down

 

Joshua Nesbitt, Sr., QB

… made his 27th career start

… his first rushing yard today gave him 2,200 for his career

… his second rushing attempt today gave him 502 for his career, passing Joe Hamilton (1996-99) for the ninth-most in Tech history

… his 23rd yard of total offense today gave him 4,824 for his career, passing John Dewberry (1983-85) for the sixth-most in Tech history

… his 90th passing yard today gave him 2,700 for his career

… his passing touchdown today was his first of the season and the 14th of his career, which ties for 13th place on Tech’s all-time career touchdown passes list

 

Nesbitt’s Second Rushing Touchdown Today Gives Him…

… 30 career rushing touchdowns – the fourth-most in Tech history and one shy of tying Joe Burns for the third-most in Tech history

… five rushing touchdowns in the first two games of the season (actually, in the first six quarters)

… 182 career points — the eighth-most points in Tech history

… 43 career touchdowns responsible for

… 30 career touchdowns overall, passing Calvin Johnson (2004-06) for the fourth-most in Tech history

… 11 more career rushing TDs than any quarterback in Tech history

 

Roddy Jones, Jr., AB

… made his 28th career start (second on the team behind Mario Butler)

… his 20th yard rushing gave him 1,100 career yards

 

Scott Blair, Sr., K

… played in his team-high 42nd career game

… entered today’s game having made 46 consecutive extra points

… his second-quarter field goal made him 14-of-15 from within 30 yards for his career

 

Mario Butler, Sr., CB

… made his team-high 29th consecutive start and played in his 41st career game

 

Isaiah Johnson, Fr.,, S

… made his first career start today

… recorded the first two tackles of the game – on the opening kickoff and then on the first play from scrimmage

 

Marcus Wright, Jr., AB

… made his first career start today

 

Nick McRae, So., OG

… made his first career start today

 

 

Anthony Allen, S.r, BB

… his 48-yard run in the second quarter was Tech’s longest rushing play of the season

 

 

Robert Hall, Sr., DE

… saw his first action of the season (was suspended for Game One) and also recorded his first tackle

 

Kyle Jackson, Jr., LB

… recorded his first career interception and Tech’s first interception of 2010

 

 

Today’s Captains

Brad Jefferson (permanent), Joshua Nesbitt (permanent), Anthony Barnes and Jeff Lentz

Georgia Tech won the toss and elected to defer.

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