Post-Game Notes

Nov. 10, 2011

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Georgia Tech’s Loss Tonight Gives The Yellow Jackets…
… a record of 7-3 overall and three losses in their last four games
… a record of 4-3 in ACC play and elimination from the race for the Coastal Division championship
… a 5-1 record at home
… a 33-17 record in four seasons under Paul Johnson (20-5 at home, 20-11 in ACC games)
… a 2-1 record at home under Johnson against teams ranked in the top 10
… a 6-1 record at home under Johnson against teams ranked in the top 25
… a 3-6 all-time record vs. Virginia Tech and four losses in their last five games with the Hokies
… a 2-3 record at home against Virginia Tech
… an all-time record of 87-155-6 vs. teams ranked in the AP top 25, including 26-38 vs. ranked ACC opponents, 47-71-4 vs. ranked opponents in Bobby Dodd Stadium
… a 2-2 record in their last four games vs. teams ranked in the top 10
… a 2-1 record this season against nationally-ranked teams
… an 11-14 all-time record when playing in an ESPN Thursday night game
… a 10-7-1 all-time record when playing on November 10th
… a 3-1 record in night games
… a 16-8 record in their last 24 ACC games
… a 10-3 record in their last 13 ACC home games
… a 21-13 record vs. Coastal Division opponents since divisional play began in 2005 (12-4 at home)
… an all-time record of 220-141-8 vs. teams currently in the ACC
… an all-time record of 443-183-21 in Bobby Dodd Stadium
… an all-time record of 34-24-1 vs. teams from Virginia
… an all-time program record of 686-459-43 in 119 seasons of football

Streaks
… 181 consecutive games without being shut out (last time: Oct. 18, 1997 vs. Florida State)
… 167 consecutive games without returning a kickoff for a touchdown (last time: Oct. 31, 1998 at Maryland)
… 36 consecutive starts by senior Roddy Jones

Team Notes
… Tech went over the 3,000-yard rushing mark for the season with its 48th yard tonight
… Tech held its opponent scoreless in the first quarter for the fourth time this season
… Tech has outscored opponents 101-41 in the first quarter this season
… The two teams combined for two pass completions in the first quarter
… Virginia Tech’s one-play TD drive in the 2nd quarter was the fourth one-play TD drive by Tech opponents this season
… Georgia Tech’s failed 2-point conversion in the third quarter made the Jackets 1-of-2 this season on 2-point attempts
… Georgia Tech kicked two field goals in one quarter for the first time since Sept. 18, 2010 (2 in 4th quarter vs. North Carolina)
… Tech has allowed a 100-yard rusher in a game five times this season (all five have been ACC opponents)
… David Wilson’s rushing total (175 yards) was the most by a Tech opponent since 2009

Jeremiah Attaochu, So., LB
… his first sack tonight was his fifth of the season, the eighth of his career

Julian Burnett, Jr., LB
… forced a fumble for the first time this season, the third time in his career
… recorded double-digit tackles for the fourth time this season

Isaiah Johnson, So., S
… recorded a fumble recovery for the second time this season, the fourth time in his two-year career

Roddy Jones, Sr., AB
… made his 36th consecutive start and his 49th career start overall

Tyler Kidney, OT
… made his fifth career start, his first since Oct. 8 vs. Maryland

Tyler Melton, Sr., WR
… made his 32nd career start and played in his 42nd career game
… his 41-yard reception in the second quarter was his longest since a 66-yard catch in the season opener vs. Western Carolina
… his second reception tied a career high (eight times he has had two receptions in a game)

Justin Moore, So., K
… his first PAT gave him 45 this season, tying Scott Blair (2009) for the third-most single-season PATs in Tech history
… his 41-yard field goal in the second quarter was the longest of his career
… his second field goal tonight made him 7-of-11 on FGAs this season and tied a career high for field goals in a game
… his seventh point tonight gave him 66 for his career, passing Bobby Thigpen for the 18th-most career points-by-kicking in Tech history

Jason Peters, Sr., DE
… his second tackle tonight was the 100th of his career

Rashaad Reid, Sr., S
… played in his team-high 50th career game

Orwin Smith, Jr., AB
… his first kickoff return tonight was the 60th of his career (fourth-most in Tech history)
… his fifth rushing yard gave him 1,100 for his career

Steven Sylvester, Sr., LB
… made his 32nd career start
… had a tackle for loss on the opening possession – his fourth of the season, 18.5 for his career

Tevin Washington, Jr., QB
His third rushing touchdown tonight gave him…
… the most rushing TDs in a game by a Tech quarterback since Sept. 4, 2010 when Joshua Nesbitt ran for three scores vs. SC State
… 17 career rushing touchdowns, which ties for the 16th-most in Georgia Tech history and ranks as the fourth-most by a Tech quarterback
… 13 rushing touchdowns this season, tying for the 6th-most single-season rushing TDs in Tech history, the second-most in a season by a Tech QB
… 13 touchdowns overall this season, tying for the 7th-most single-season TDs in Tech history
… 23 touchdowns-responsible-for this season — the fourth-most single-season TDRs in Tech history
… 9 rushing touchdowns over the last five games
… at least one rushing TD in five consecutive games
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… his 63rd yard passing gave him 1,700 for his career
… his 10th rushing yard gave him 1,200 for his career
… his 58th rushing yard gave him 694 this season, passing Joshua Nesbitt (2008) for the fourth-most single-season rushing yards by a Tech QB
… his 64th rushing yard gave him 700 for the season
… his 173rd yard of total offense gave him 3,000 for his career

Today’s Captains
Julian Burnett, Roddy Jones and Steven Sylvester (permanent captains).
Georgia Tech won the toss and elected to kickoff.

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