Postgame Notes: Georgia Tech 38, Duke 14

Sept. 15, 2013

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Georgia Tech’s Win Today Gave the Yellow Jackets…

… a record of 2-0 overall, 1-0 in the ACC

… a 2-0 record for the fourth time in six seasons under Paul Johnson

… three wins in their last four road games and three straight ACC road victories

… a record of 42-26 in six seasons under Paul Johnson

… an all-time record of 50-30-1 vs. Duke, including a 6-0 mark under Paul Johnson

… ten consecutive wins against Duke and 18 victories in their last 19 meetings with the Blue Devils

… a 22-18 all-time record against Duke in Durham

… five consecutive wins and 11 victories in their last 12 games at Wallace Wade Stadium

… a 16-15 record in ACC openers and five wins in their last six ACC lid-lifters

… a 26-15 record vs. Coastal Division opponents since divisional play began in 2005 (12-10 on the road)

… a 15-11 record vs. Coastal Division foes under Paul Johnson (6-7 on the road)

… seven straight wins in games played in the state of North Carolina

… a 16-2 record vs. teams from North Carolina under Paul Johnson

… an all-time record of 136-68-4 vs. teams from North Carolina

… a 7-3 record over their last 10 games dating back to last season

… a 6-1 all-time record when playing on September 14th

… an all-time record of 696-468-43 in 121 seasons of football

Longest Field Goals In The Paul Johnson Era 49, Harrison Butker, vs. Duke, Sept. 14, 2013
49, Scott Blair, vs. Clemson, Dec. 5, 2009
48, Scott Blair, vs. Clemson, Dec. 5, 2009
47, Scott Blair, vs. Wake Forest, Oct. 2, 2010

Most Touchdowns Receptions In A Game In The Paul Johnson Era
2, DeAndre Smelter, vs. Duke, Sept. 14, 2013
2, Robert Godhigh, vs. Duke, Nov. 17, 2012
2, Stephen Hill, vs. W. Carolina, Sept. 1, 2011

Most Touchdowns Passes In A Game In The Paul Johnson Era
4, Vad Lee, vs. Duke, Sept. 14, 2013
3, Tevin Washington, vs. Duke, Nov. 17, 2012
3, Tevin Washington, vs. W. Carolina, Sept. 1, 2011

Current Consecutive Wins In An ACC Series
18, Florida State vs. Duke (FSU is 18-0 vs. Duke)
12, Virginia Tech vs. Duke
10, Georgia Tech vs. Duke
9, Miami vs. Duke
9, Virginia Tech vs. Virginia

Team Notes

… Georgia Tech’s point differential after two games is+94 – it’s largest after two games in 77 years, since 1936

… Georgia Tech scored more than 100 points in the first two games of the season combined for the ninth time in school history

… Tech scored more than 30 points in a game for the fifth time in the Paul Johnson era

… Tech has scored 30-plus points vs. Duke five consecutive seasons

… Georgia Tech has played 200 consecutive games without being shut out (last shut out came vs. Florida State on Oct. 18, 1997)

… Tech scored (field goal) on its first possession for the second straight game

… Tech allowed a point and trailed in a game for the first time this season

… Tech committed its first turnover of the season

… Tech has held opponents scoreless in six of eight quarters this season

… Tech had a field goal attempt blocked for the first time since the Boston College game last season

… Tech rushed for 300-plus yards in a game for the 36th time under Paul Johnson

… Tech had 400-plus yards of total offense for the 41st time under Johnson

B.J. Bostic, Jr., AB

… made his first start of the season, the third of his career (he started two games in 2012)

Harrison Butker, Fr., K

… attempted – and made – the first field goal of his career, a 49-yard attempt in the first quarter

… his 49-yard field goal was the longest by a Yellow Jacket since the 2009 ACC Championship game vs. Clemson, a 49-yarder by Scott Blair

Euclid Cummings, Sr., DT

… recorded a career-high for tackles (previously 4, two times)

Jay Finch, Sr., C

… made his 30th career start including his team-best 20th consecutive start

… played in his 39th career game

Robert Godhigh, Sr., AB

… rushed for a career high today (previous high was 61 yards vs. Clemson last season)

His third-quarter touchdown reception today gave him…

… a touchdown catch in each of the first two games of the season

… six career touchdown receptions

… 10 career touchdowns overall

Adam Gotsis, So., DT

… recorded his first sack of the season, the second of his career (his first career sack came last season vs. Duke)

… his 2.0 tackles for loss were a career high

Will Jackson, Sr., OL

… made his team-best 31st career start

Zach Laskey, Jr., BB

… caught a touchdown pass for the first time this season, the third time in his career

… he now has five career touchdowns, three by receiving, two by rushing

Vad Lee, r-So., QB

… passed for three touchdowns in a game for the first time in his career

… his seventh yard rushing today gave him 600 for his career

… his second-quarter interception was his first INT thrown this season, the fourth of his career

… his 38th yard rushing today gave him 631 for his career, passing John Dewberry for the ninth-most career rushing yards by a Tech quarterback

… rushed and passed for touchdowns in the same game for the fifth time in his career (and the second time this season)

… his 115th passing yard today gave him 900 for his career

… his 122nd yard of total offense today gave him 1,500 for his career

His rushing touchdown today gave him…

… two rushing touchdowns this season

… 11 career rushing touchdowns, tying for the seventh-most career rushing touchdowns by a Tech quarterback

His fourth touchdown pass today gave him…

… six touchdown passes this season and 10 for his career

… eight touchdowns responsible for this season, 21 for his career

… a career high for touchdown passes in a game

… the most TD passes in a game in the Paul Johnson era

… the most TD passes in a game by a Tech quarterback since Reggie Ball threw four vs. NC State in 2006

Sean Poole, Sr., P

… his 66-yard punt in the first quarter was a career best (previously 55 yards)

… his 66-yard punt was the longest by a Yellow Jacket since Ray Guy Award winner Durant Brooks had a 77-yard boot vs. North Carolina in 2007

… his 66-yard punt tied for the 10th-longest by a Yellow Jacket since 1950

… using two punts as a minimum, Poole’s average today of 52.5 yards was the highest in a Tech game since 2007

… his next punt will be the 100th of his career

David Sims, Sr., BB

… his 17th yard rushing today gave him 1,432 for his career, passing Charles Wiley for 27th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list

… his 32nd yard rushing today gave him 1,447 for his career, passing Brent Cunningham for 26th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list

… his 37th yard rushing today gave him 1,452 for his career, passing Reggie Ball for 25th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list

DeAndre Smelter, Jr., WR

… his first career reception today was a touchdown, a 24-yard strike from Vad Lee

… Smelter is the first Tech WR this season with a touchdown catch

… his second career reception was also a TD catch, also from Vad Lee

… became the third player in the Paul Johnson era with two touchdown receptions in a game, joining Robert Godhigh and Stephen Hill

Jemea Thomas, Sr., CB

… played in his team-leading 43rd career game and made his 18th career start

Brandon Watts, Sr., LB

… played in his 39th career game and made his 19th career start

Louis Young, Sr., CB

… his fifth tackle today gave him 100 for his career

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