Post Game Notes: Georgia Tech 21, Pitt 10

Nov. 2, 2013

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Georgia Tech’s Win Tonight Gave the Yellow Jackets…
… a record of 6-3 overall, 5-2 in the ACC
… bowl-eligibility for the 17th consecutive season
… a three-game winning streak for the second time this season
… at least five ACC victories for the third straight season and for the fifth time in the last six seasons
… a record of 46-29 in six seasons under Paul Johnson
… at least six wins every season under Paul Johnson
… a 4-1 record at home
… a 28-10 record in home games under Paul Johnson
… a 3-5 all-time record vs. Pittsburgh, including a 1-2 record in Atlanta
… 700 all-time victories
… a 50-15-1 all-time record in Homecoming games including wins in 16 of the last 18
… a 7-11 all-time record against teams from Pennsylvania
… an 8-7 all-time record when playing on November 2nd
… a 18-6 record in ACC home games under Paul Johnson
… a 31-19 record vs. Coastal Division opponents since divisional play began in 2005, including a 16-6 mark at home
… a 20-15 record vs. Coastal Division opponents under Paul Johnson, including an 11-5 mark at home
… 70 overall victories over the last nine seasons combined (70-45)
… an all-time record of 451-188-21 in Bobby Dodd Stadium
… an all-time record of 700-471-43 in 121 seasons of football

Team Notes
… Pitt became just the second opponent to score in the third quarter against Georgia Tech this season (Miami is the other)
… Georgia Tech scored a touchdown on its first possession for the second straight game and for the fourth time this season
… Georgia Tech has played 207 consecutive games without being shut out (last shut out came vs. Florida State on Oct. 18, 1997)
… The Yellow Jackets have played 351 consecutive home games without being shut out (last shut out came vs. Georgia on Nov. 30, 1957)
… Tech has had just two scoreless halves over the last four seasons
… Tech has outscored opponents 79-47 in the second quarter this season
… Tech has outscored opponents 90-48 in the first quarter this season
… Pitt’s Aaron Donald had more tackles for loss tonight than any Yellow Jacket opponent this season
… Tech had more sacks in the first half (4.0) than in any GAME this season 

Fewest Rushing Yards Allowed Since 1960
-56                  Tulsa                                                  *N4           Jan. 4, 2004
-30                  (16/17) Maryland                           H (th)        Sept. 28, 1995
-20                  Maryland                                          A               Oct. 6, 1990
-11                  Navy                                                   H               Nov. 7, 1970
-9                    Florida                                               H               Sept. 14, 1963
-8                    Notre Dame                                     A               Sept. 1, 2007
-8                    NC State                                           H               Oct. 4, 2003
-5                    Pittsburgh                                         H               Nov. 2, 2013
8                      (23/23) Maryland                           A               Oct. 9, 2004
8                      Central Florida                                H               Sept. 2, 2000
10                   Duke                                                  A               Nov. 2, 1991

Jeremiah Attaochu, Sr., DE
… his second sack today gave him 25.0 for his career, tying Eric Henderson for fourth place on Tech’s all-time career sacks list and putting him 6.0 sacks away from tying the school record
… his second sack also gave him 4.0 sacks over the last two games – more than he had in the first seven games of the season combined
… his first tackle for loss today gave him 36.0 for his career, passing Philip Wheeler for 10th place on Tech’s all-time list
… his second tackle today was the 175th of his career

Harrison Butker, Fr., K
… his third point scored today gave him 54 for his young career, tying for the 21st-most career points scored by a Tech kicker
… his third PAT today was his 39th, tying for the seventh-most single-season PATs in Tech history

Euclid Cummings, r-Sr., DT
… his second sack tonight gave him a career high for sacks and tackles for loss (previous high: 1.0 sacks, 1.0 TFLs)

Jay Finch, Sr., C
… made his 37th career start including his team-best 27th consecutive start
… played in his 46th career game

Robert Godhigh, r-Sr., AB
Godhigh’s two rushing touchdowns tonight gave him…
… 3 rushing touchdowns and 5 touchdowns overall this season
… 7 career rushing touchdowns and 13 career TDs overall
… 2 rushing touchdowns in one game for the second time in his career (also at UNC in 2012)

Jabari Hunt-Days, r-So., LB
… had a career high for tackles for loss (previous high: 1.5 at Duke, Sept. 14, 2013)
… recorded the first full sack of his career (he had 0.5 for his career entering tonight) 

Will Jackson, Sr., OL
… made his team-best 38th career start

Zach Laskey, Jr., BB
… his ninth yard rushing today gave him 1,100 for his career

Vad Lee, r-So., QB
… his sixth yard rushing today gave him 900 for his career
… his 41st rushing yard today gave him 391 for the season, passing Donnie Davis for the 14th–most single-season rushing yards by a Tech QB
…his 89th yard to total offense today gave him 2,500 for his career (22nd-most in Georgia Tech history)

Sean Poole, Sr., P
… has a 12-yard run for a first down on a fake punt, setting up Georgia Tech’s second touchdown
… his 81st punting yard today gave him 5,000 for his career – the 11th-most in Tech history
… his fourth punt today was the 125th of his career

David Sims, Sr., BB
… his 16th rushing yard today made him the 14th player in Georgia Tech history with 1,900 career rushing yards
… his 20th all-purpose yard today gave him 2,000 for his career
… his 51st rushing yard today gave him 1,935 for his career, passing Anthony Allen for 13th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list
… his ninth rushing attempt today gave him 382 for his career, the 16th-most career rushing attempts in Tech history

Sims’ rushing touchdown today gave him…
… a team-best nine rushing touchdowns this season, tying for the 19th-most single-season rushing TDs in Tech history
… three rushing touchdowns over the last two games
… 10 touchdowns overall this season
… 60 points scored this season
… 21 career rushing touchdowns, which ties “the other” David Sims (1974-76) for the 10th-most in Tech history
… 24 career touchdowns overall, tying C.J. Williams for the 12th-most TDs scored in Tech history
… 144 career points, tying for the 21st-most in Georgia Tech history

DeAndre Smelter, Jr., WR
… had a career high for punt return yards (previous high: 43 vs. Syracuse)
… his third reception tied a career high

Jemea Thomas, Sr., CB
… played in his team-leading 50th career game, which ties for the 11th-most in Georgia Tech history
… made his 25th career start
… Made his 8th career interception
… his second tackle was the 200th of his career

Brandon Watts, Sr., LB
… played in his 46th career game and made his 26th career start

Today’s Captains
Jeremiah Attaochu, David Sims and Jemea Thomas
Georgia Tech won the toss and elected to defer 

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