Postgame Notes: Georgia Tech 27, Virginia Tech 24

Sept. 20, 2014

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GEORGIA TECH (4-0, 1-0) 27, VIRGINIA TECH (2-2, 0-1) 38
LANE STADIUM, BLACKSBURG, VA. 
SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 • ATTENDANCE: 62,318

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

• Georgia Tech captains for #VTvsGT: Deon Hill, Zach Laskey, Tremayne McNair, Shawn Green

• It was the  first Saturday game in the series since 2009 and only the sixth in 12 series meetings. Each of the last four games had been played on either Thursday (2010, 2011, 2013) or Monday (2012).

• Saturday was the 12th series meeting and 11th as ACC rivals.

• Virginia Tech leads the all-time series 8-4. Georgia Tech is now 2-4 all-time in Blacksburg.

Paul Johnson is 2-5 all-time against Virginia Tech (all as Georgia Tech head coach).

Paul Johnson is 6-1 in ACC openers as Georgia Tech head coach.

• Georgia Tech is 17-15 all-time in ACC openers.

• Georgia Tech starts off the season 4-0 for the second time under head coach Paul Johnson.

TEAM NOTES

• Georgia Tech extended its streak to 215 consecutive games without being shut out – the eighth-longest active streak in the nation.

• Georgia Tech has recorded at least one takeaway in three straight games.

Paul Davis’ pick-six was the first defensive score since Quayshawn Nealy recorded a pick-six at Tulane on Sept. 6. Both pick-sixs have occurred on the road.

• Six of Georgia Tech’s seven takeaways this season have led to Yellow Jackets touchdowns.

• The last time Georgia Tech had three takeaways in a single game was at Tulane on Sept. 6, 2014.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES

• Redshirt sophomore QB Justin Thomas posted his second consecutive 100-yard rushing game, rushing for 165 yards on 22 carries with one touchdown.

• Thomas became the first Georgia Tech QB to post back-to-back 100-yard rushing games since Tevin Washington did it in 2011 (120 vs. Maryland, 115 vs. Virginia).

• Senior B-Back Zach  Laskey saw his streak of rushing attempts without a negative carry snapped at 75 – dating back to last season at Pittsburgh. Laskey has only three negative carries in 278 career rushing attempts.

• Laskey passed Greg Horne, Charles Wiley, Brent Cunningham, and Reggie Ball to move up to 26th on Georgia Tech’s all-time rushing list. He now has 1,498 career rushing yards.

• Redshirt freshman DB Corey Griffin recorded his career-first interception in the second quarter.

Chris Milton‘s block in the third quarter is the first blocked FG by Georgia Tech since Adam Gotsis blocked Ole Miss kick in the 2013 Music City Bowl.

•  Paul Davis’ recorded his first interception and first pick-six of his career in the fourth quarter.

•  Davis also had a career-high nine tackles against the Hokies.

•  DJ White recorded his second-career interception of his career that led to Harrison Butker’s game-winning 24-yard field goal.

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