Post-Game Notes

Sept. 18, 2010

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Georgia Tech’s Win Today Gives The Yellow Jackets…
… a record of 2-1 overall – the same three-game start Tech had in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009
… a 1-0 record in the ACC – Tech’s third straight 1-0 start in ACC play
… a 14-14 record all-time in ACC openers including a 6-1 record in their last seven ACC openers
… an 8-8 all-time record in ACC openers played on the roadv … a 22-8 record in three seasons under head coach Paul Johnson
… a 1-1 record on the road
… a 9-4 record in road games under Johnson
… a 7-3 record in September under Johnson
… a 25-18-3 all-time record vs. North Carolina including a 9-11-3 mark in Chapel Hill
… five wins over the Tar Heels in the last six meetings and 11 wins in the last 13 meetings
… their first win in Chapel Hill since 2006
… a 59-29-3 all-time record against teams from the Old North State
… a 213-134-8 all-time record against teams in the ACC
… their first win in the third game of the season since 2006
… a 5-2-1 all-time record when playing on September 18th
… a 2-0 record under Johnson when the teams are tied at halftime
… an all-time record of 675-450-43 in 118 seasons of football

Streaks
… 162 consecutive games without being shut out (last time: Oct. 18, 1997 vs. Florida State)
… 148 consecutive games without returning a kickoff for a touchdown (last time: Oct. 31, 1998 at Maryland)
… 30 consecutive starts by senior cornerback Mario Butler

Team Notes
… Tech had two 100-yard rushers in a game for the first time since the ’09 ACC championship game when Jonathan Dwyer and Joshua Nesbitt both went over 100 yards
… Nesbitt is the first UNC opponent QB to rush for 100 yards against the Tar Heels since 1991
… Tech has allowed a 100-yard rusher in every game this season
… UNC’s touchdown on its first possession of the third quarter were the first points resulting from a Tech turnover this season
… Tech’s 14 first-quarter points tied for its most in any quarter this season
… North Carolina is the first team this season to score more than seven points in a quarter against the Yellow Jackets
… Tech has scored at least one rushing touchdown in 28 of 30 games under Paul Johnson
… Tech has scored a touchdown on its first possession in every game this season; the Jackets have not allowed the opponent to score a touchdown on its first possession in any game this season
Brandon Watts (r-Fr., LB) and Orwin Smith (So., AB) became the 38th and 39th current Yellow Jackets with at least one career start

Tech’s Scoring Drive To Close The First Half
… Tech’s final scoring drive of the first half (20 plays, 87 yards, 10:32) was the Yellow Jackets’ second-longest in terms of time over the last 25 years. Last year against Virginia, Tech had a TD drive of 10:47. Today’s drive, which resulted in a field goal, was almost identical to a drive here in Chapel Hill back in 2006 when the Jackets used up 10:30 to score a touchdown.
… In terms of plays in a drive, it tied for the most in the last 25 years, tying the previously mentioned game here in Chapel Hill in 2006

Longest Scoring Drive (Time) / Lat 25 Years
10:47 Virginia A Oct. 24, 2009
10:32 North Carolina A Sept. 18, 2010
10:30 North Carolina A Nov. 11, 2006

Joshua Nesbitt, Sr., QB
… made his 28th career start
… his first-quarter passing touchdown today was his second of the season and the 15th of his career, which ranks alone in 13th place in Tech history
… his 26th yard rushing gave him 2,258 for his career, which is 500 yards more than any quarterback in Tech history
… his 42nd yard of total offense today gave him an even 5,000 for his career; his is just the sixth player in Tech history to reach 5,000 career yards of total offense
… his 38th yard passing today gave him 2,764 for his career, passing Kim King (1965-67) for the 10th-most in Tech history
… his 74th yard passing today gave him 2,800 for his career
… rushed for 100 yards for the second time this season and the fifth time in his career
… his 29th yard rushing today gave him 2,261 for his career, putting him 500 yards shy of tying the ACC career record for rushing yards by a quarterback, held by Clemson’s Woodrow Dantzler (2,761 yards rushing from 1998-01)
… his 43rd yard rushing gave him 2,275 yards for his career, passing David Sims (1974-76) for ninth place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list
… his 68th yard rushing gave him 2,300 career rushing yards
… his 70th all-purpose yard today gave him 2,302 for his career, passing Gary Lee (1983-86) for 22nd place on Tech’s career all-purpose yards list
… his 25th rushing attempt was the 540th of his career, passing C.J. Williams (1994-96) for the seventh-most in Tech history

Nesbitt’s first rushing touchdown today gave him…
… six rushing touchdowns in 2010
… 31 career rushing touchdowns, tying Joe Burns (1998-01) for the third-most in Tech history
… 12 more rushing touchdowns than any quarterback in Tech history
… 188 career points scored, which ranks eighth in Tech history
… 47 career touchdowns responsible for
… 31 career touchdowns scored overall, ranking fourth in Tech history

Roddy Jones, Jr., AB
… made his 29th career start (second on the team behind Mario Butler)
… his first-quarter touchdown reception was his first reception since 2008 and his second career TD reception

Scott Blair, Sr., K
… played in his team-high 43rd career game
… entered today’s game having made 48 consecutive extra points
… his second-quarter field goal made him 2-of-2 this season
… his eighth point today gave him 175 for his career, passing Calvin Johnson (1983-86) for the 9th place on Tech’s all-time career scoring list

Mario Butler, Sr., CB
… made his team-high 30th consecutive start and played in his 42nd career game

Stephen Hill, So., WR
… has caught a pass in every game this season
… had his first rushing attempt of the season, a 16-yard gain that gave him 100 career yards rushing

Brandon Watts, r-Fr., LB
… made his first career start today

Orwin Smith, So., AB
… made his first career start today

Smith’s 73-yard touchdown run in the first quarter…
… was his first career rushing touchdown
… was Tech’s longest rushing play since Sept. 10, 2009 when Anthony Allen ran 82 yards against Clemson
… tied for the 14th-longest rushing play in Georgia Tech history
… was Tech’s longest rushing play ever against North Carolina
… gave him a single-game career-high for rushing yards (previously 37 yards vs. Kansas last week)

Sean Poole, r-Fr., P
… punted for the first time in his career

Anthony Allen, S.r, BB
… rushed for 100 yards for the third time in his Tech career

Embry Peeples, Jr., AB
… his 19-yard run tied for the longest of his career

Brad Jefferson, Jr., LB
… had his first career fumble recovery

Dominique Reese, Sr., CB
… his second tackle today was the 100th of his career

Today’s Captains
Brad Jefferson (permanent), Joshua Nesbitt (permanent), Mario Edwards and Zach Krish. Georgia Tech won the toss and elected to defer until the second half.

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