Post-Game Notes

Oct. 15, 2011

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Georgia Tech’s Loss Today Gives The Yellow Jackets…

… a record of 6-1 overall record and an end to their six-game winning streak

… a 3-1 record in the ACC; Tech maintains first place in the Coastal Division if Florida State beats

Duke today)

… an end to their four-game ACC win streak dating back to last season

… a 2-1 road record

… a 32-15 record in four seasons under Paul Johnson (12-8, 19-9 in ACC games)

… a 13-3 record in October under Johnson

… a 6-11 record under Johnson when trailing at halftime

… a 16-17-1 all-time record vs. Virginia, including a 3-10-1 mark in Charlottesville

… a 3-1 record since being ranked in the top 25

… an all-time record of 10-7 when playing on October 15th

… an 8-3 record in their last 11 games vs. Coastal Division opponents

… a 21-11 record vs. Coastal Division opponents since divisional play began in 2005, including a 9-8 mark on the road

… a 15-6 record in their last 21 ACC games

… an all-time record of 219-139-8 vs. teams currently in the ACC

… an all-time record of 34-23-1 against teams from the state of Virginia

… an all-time program record of 685-457-42 in 119 seasons of football

 

Streaks

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

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

… 33 consecutive starts by senior Roddy Jones

 

Team Notes

… Tech’s seven points in the second half tied a season low (also 7 in 2nd half of Maryland game)

… Tech had a season-low 17 first downs and tied a season low with 272 rushing yards; also season lows for pass completions (2), passing yards (24)

… Tech was held under 300 yards total offense for the first time this season

… Tech’s two passes intercepted were a season high

… Virginia’s 272 rushing yards and 407 total yards were the most by a Tech opponent this season

… Tech has allowed a 100-yard rusher in each of the last four games (all four ACC games)

… Tech faced its largest halftime deficit since trailing Miami 14-3 on Nov. 13, 2010

… Tech went into the locker room at halftime trailing for the first time this season

… Tech did not complete a pass in the first half

… Virginia was not penalized in the first half

… Tech has allowed at least 21 points in six of seven games this season

… Rod Sweeting’s interception return for a touchdown was Tech’s second pick-six of the season (Isaiah Johnson vs. NC State)

… Sweeting’s interception also gave Tech 8 INTs for the season, tying last year’s season total

… Tech had a field goal attempt blocked for the second time this season

… Tech had not trailed by more than seven points in a game this season until UVA scored 14 first-quarter points today

… Tech went scoreless in the first quarter for the first time this season – just Tech’s third scoreless quarter of the season

… Tech failed to score on its first possession for the first time this season

… Georgia Tech played without injured So. OLB Jeremiah Attaochu for the second straight week.

 

 

Julian Burnett

… his second-quarter sack was his first of the season, his 4th tackle for loss of the season

 

Stephen Hill, Jr., WR

… his 24-yard carry in the second quarter was his longest rushing attempt since 2009

 

Roddy Jones, Sr., AB

… made his 33rd consecutive start and his 46th career start overall

 

Tyler Melton, Sr., WR

… made his 29th career start

… had the first rushing attempt of his career

 

Justin Moore, So., K

… had a field goal attempt blocked for the second time this season

… his 52-yard attempt in the first quarter was the longest attempt by a Yellow Jacket since Nov. 8, 2008 when Scott Blair missed a 52-yarder against North Carolina

 

Quayshawn Nealy, r-Fr., LB

… made his second straight start

… recorded a career-high 10 tackles

 

Rashaad Reid, Sr., S

… played in his team-high 47th career game

 

David Scully, K

… kicked his first career PAT, scoring his first career point

 

Orwin Smith, Jr., AB

… his 2nd yard rushing gave him 1,008 for his career, passing Pat Moriarty for 36th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list

 

Rod Sweeting, Jr., CB

… recorded his third interception of the season, the fourth of his career

… returned an INT for a touchdown for the first pick-six of his career

… his 32-yard INT return was a career long

 

Steven Sylvester, Sr., LB

… made his 29th career start

 

Darren Waller, Fr., WR

… was credited with tipping Virginia’s first-half field goal attempt

 

Logan Walls, Sr., DT

… made his 30th career start

 

Tevin Washington, Jr., QB

… made his 11th consecutive start

… had two rushing touchdowns in a game for the fourth time this season and for the third time in his last four games

… his second touchdown today gave him eight for the season – the third-most single-season rushing TDs ever by a Tech QB

… his second rushing TD also gave him 12 for his career – the sixth-most career rushing TDs ever by a Techc QB

… his 25th yard of total offense gave him 2,378 for his career, passing Rick Strom for 22nd place on Tech’s all-time total offense list

… his two first-half interceptions gave him four INTs for the season, seven for his career

… had an 85-yard TD run in the third-quarter called back because of penalty

… his 37th rushing yard gave him 900 for his career

… his 59th yard rushing gave him 922 for his career, passing Danny Myers for the fourth-most career rushing yards by a Tech quarterback

… his 75th yard of total offense gave him 2,428 for his career, passing A.J. Suggs for 21st place on Tech’s all-time total offense list

… his 91st yard rushing gave him 400 for the season – the 11th-most single-season rushing yards by a Tech QB in school history

… rushed for 100 yards for the second straight game (120 yards last week vs. Maryland)

… his 10th passing yard gave him 1,500 for his career

 

Brandon Watts, So., LB

… made his first start of the season, the fourth start of his career

 

 

Today’s Captains

Julian Burnett, Roddy Jones and Steven Sylvester (permanent captains).

Virginia won the toss and elected to receive.

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