Post-Game Notes

Oct. 16, 2010

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Georgia Tech’s Win Today Gives The Yellow Jackets…

… a record of 5-2 overall and three consecutive victories

… a 2-1 record vs. non-conference opponents this season, 9-4 in three seasons under Paul Johnson

(including bowl games)

… a 1-0 all-time record vs. Middle Tennessee State

… a 2-0 all-time record vs. Sun Belt Conference teams

… a 3-1 record at home this season, 14-3 in three seasons under Paul Johnson

… a 25-9 record in three seasons under head coach Paul Johnson (the most wins of any ACC team during that span except for Virginia Tech, which also has 25 wins with a win over Wake Forest today)

… an 11-1 record in October under Paul Johnson

… an 18-2 record under Johnson after leading at halftime

… a 15-0 record under Johnson when scoring more than 30 points

… a 47-40-2 all-time record against teams from Tennessee

… an 11-5 all-time record when playing on October 16th

… an all-time record of 437-181-21 in Bobby Dodd Stadium

… an all-time record of 678-451-43 in 118 seasons of football

 

Streaks

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

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

… 34 consecutive starts by senior cornerback Mario Butler

 

Team Notes

… Tech’s 21 third-quarter points were its most in any quarter this season

… Tech forced six turnovers in a game for the first time since the Oct. 18, 2008 Clemson game (6)

… Tech rushed for 300+ yards for the 19th time under Paul Johnson

… Georgia Tech has scored a touchdown or field goal on its first possession six times in seven games this season

… Tech entered today’s game having recorded two interceptions all season; the Jackets picked off two passes in the first quarter, three in the first half, and four in the game

… The last time Tech had four or more interceptions in one game came on Oct. 18, 2008 at Clemson (4)

… Tech has scored at least one rushing touchdown in 31 of 34 games under Paul Johnson

… Tech shutout an opponent in the third quarter for the first time this season

 

Anthony Allen, Sr., BB

… his second touchdown run was his fifth rushing TD over the last two games, his 11th Georgia Tech career rushing TD

… his 20th yard rushing gave him 1,163 for his two-year Georgia Tech career, passing Adrian Rucker and Bucky Shamburger for 31st place on Tech’s all-time rushing list

 

Anthony Barnes, Sr., LB

… played in his 42nd career game

 

Scott Blair, Sr., K

… played in his team-high 47th career game

… entered today’s game having made 59 consecutive extra points

… his streak of consecutive field goals made ended at nine

… his fifth point today gave him 207 for his career, passing Joe Burns (1998-01) for sixth place on Tech’s all-time scoring list

… his third PAT today was the 100th of his career

 

Julian Burnett, So., LB

… recorded his first career interception

 

Mario Butler, Sr., CB

… made his team-high 34th consecutive start and played in his 44th career game

 

Anthony Egbuniwe, Sr., OLB

… had his third career fumble recovery, his first of the season

 

Stephen Hill, So., WR

… has his second touchdown reception of the season, the third of his career

 

Brad Jefferson, Sr., LB

… played in his 42nd career game

 

Roddy Jones, Jr., AB

… made his 33rd career start (second on the team behind Mario Butler)

 

Joshua Nesbitt, Sr., QB

… rushed for 100 yards in a game for the fourth time this season, the eighth time in his career, tying for the ninth-most single-season 100-yard games in Tech history

… his third-quarter touchdown pass to Stephen Hill  was his sixth of the season, the 19th of his career (10th-most in Tech history)

… made his 32nd career start and played in his 43rd career game

… his 23rd yard rushing gave him 2,635 for his career, moving him past Joe Burns (1998-01) for seventh place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list

… his 29th yard rushing gave him 2,641 career all-purpose yards, passing Billy Teas (1951-54) for the 17th-most in Tech history

… his 46th yard rushing gave him 2,658 for his career, which is 900 yards more than any quarterback in Tech history

… his 57th yard rushing gave him 600 yards for the season – the fourth-most single-season rushing yards by a QB in Tech history

… his eighth rushing attempt gave him 615 for his career, moving him past Joe Burns (1998-01) for fifth place on Tech’s all-time career rushing attempts list

… his 81st yard of total offense gave him 5,800 for his career – the fifth-most in Tech history

… after today’s game, he is 44 yards shy of breaking the ACC record for career rushing yards by a quarterback, held by Clemson’s Woodrow Dantzler; Tech plays at Clemson next week

 

Nesbitt’s First Rushing Touchdown Today Gave Him…

… 33 career rushing touchdowns – the third-most in Tech history

… 14 more career rushing touchdowns than any quarterback in Tech history

… 4 more career rushing touchdowns than any quarterback in ACC history

… 8 rushing touchdowns this season – the third-most single-season rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in Tech history

… 202 career points – just the ninth player in Tech history to score 200 points

… 51 touchdowns responsible for – the fourth-most in Tech history

… 33 career touchdowns overall – the fourth-most in Tech history

 

Sean Poole, Fr., P

… had his third punt of longer than 50 yards this season; his 55-yarder was a career best

 

Dominique Reese, Sr., DB

… had the first solo sack of his career

… forced a fumble for the third time in his career, the first time since 2008

… his third tackle for loss today gave him a career high

 

Orwin Smith, So., AB

… has scored a touchdown on his first rushing attempt of the game three times this season

… his first-quarter touchdown was his third of the season and the third of his career

… his 41-yard reception in the second quarter was a career long

 

Steven Sylvester, Jr., Lb

… recovered a fumble for the first time this season and the second time in his career

… his third tackle for loss tied a career high

 

Jerrard Tarrant, Jr., S

… his second interception of the game was his third INT of the season and the fifth of his career

… is the first Yellow Jacket with two interceptions in one game since Morgan Burnett had two picks vs. North Carolina on Sept. 26, 2009; Burnett had two INTs in one game three times, but Tarrant is just the second player in the Paul Johnson era with two picks in one game

 

Today’s Captains

Brad Jefferson (permanent), Joshua Nesbitt (permanent), Ben Anderson and Robert Hall.

Georgia Tech won the toss and elected to defer.

 

 

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