Oct. 29, 2005
– Today’s game was the ninth time in the last 10 years that the Tech-Clemson game has been decided by five points or fewer.
The 10-9 score was Tech’s lowest scoring victory since a 7-3 win over Maryland in 2003. That Maryland game was also the last game in which the Jackets did not allow a touchdown.
Playing for the first time after missing the last four games due to an ankle injury, Eric Henderson had two sacks, causing fumbles on both, plus another tackle for loss. He now has 22 career sacks and 55 career tackles for loss.
P.J. Daniels recorded the 14th 100-yard rushing game of his career and fourth this season. Daniels topped the 3,000-yard mark for his career, raising his total to 3,910 yards (fourth place in Tech history).
Daniels scored the 23rd rushing touchdown of his career to move into sole possession of third place on Tech’s career list. Only Robert Lavette (45) and Joe Burns (31) have scored more rushing touchdowns.
Reggie Merriweather, who rushed for a career-best 128 yards, is the first back to rush for 100 yards against the Tech defense this season and the first since Frank Gore of Miami gained 124 in the fourth game of 2004, snapping a string of 14 straight games without a 100-yard rusher.
Georgia Tech had three fumble recoveries and an interception to raise its season total to 22 (15 interceptions and seven fumble recoveries).