Georgia Tech Post-Game Notes

Oct. 9, 2010

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Georgia Tech’s Win Today Gives The Yellow Jackets…

… a record of 4-2 overall, 3-1 in the ACC and two consecutive wins

… nine wins in their last 10 ACC regular season games

… six consecutive wins over ACC Coastal Division opponents

… consecutive wins over Virginia for the first time since 1990-91

… 14 wins in their last 15 Homecoming games

… a 2-1 record at home this season

… a 15-5 record in ACC play over the last three seasons (best among all ACC teams)

… a 24-9 record in three seasons under head coach Paul Johnson

… a 10-1 record in October under Paul Johnson

… a 17-2 record under Johnson after leading at halftime

… a 14-0 record under Johnson when scoring more than 30 points

… a 13-3 record under Johnson when playing at home

… a 16-16-1 all-time record vs. Virginia, including a 13-7 mark in Atlanta

… a 19-8 record vs. Coastal Division opponents since divisional play began in 2005, including a 10-2 record at home

… a 34-21-1 all-time record against teams from Virginia

… a 215-135-8 all-time record against ACC opponents

… a 15-2 all-time record when playing on October 9th

… an all-time record of 436-181-21 in Bobby Dodd Stadium

… an all-time record of 677-451-43 in 118 seasons of football



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

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

… 33 consecutive starts by senior cornerback Mario Butler


Team Notes

… Tech had two players rush for 100 yards in a game for the second time this season (Nesbitt and Allen at UNC) and for the sixth time in the Paul Johnson era

… Anthony Allen’s 195 yards rushing is the most by a player in the ACC this season.  Entering today’s games, the most single-game rushing yards by an individual in the ACC was 160 by Virginia Tech’s Darren Evans last week against NC State

… Tech’s 97-yard scoring drive was its longest, in terms of yards, since 2005

… Tech rushed for 300 yards for the 15th time in three seasons under Paul Johnson

… Tech produced 400 yards of total offense for the 16th time under Johnson

… Tech rushed for 400 yards in a game for the seventh time under Johnson

… Tech has scored a touchdown or field goal on its first possession in five of six games this season

… Tech held its opponent scoreless in the first quarter for the first time this season

… Tech has trailed at some point in each of the last five games

… Tech rushed for more yards in the first half (243) today than it did the entire game last Saturday (209)

… Tech went six quarters without forcing a turnover until a third-quarter fumble recovery today by Mario Butler


Most Yards Rushing In A Game

558 vs. VMI, 1975

518 vs. Tulane, 1977

510 vs. Air Force, 1978

487 vs. South Carolina, 1974

477 vs. Virginia, 2010 (Most ever in an ACC game)

472 vs. Miami, 2008



Joshua Nesbitt, Sr., QB

… made his 31st career start and played in his 42nd career game

… his 52nd yard passing today gave him 3,100 for his career

… his 67-yard run in the fourth quarter was the longest of his career

… his 12th yard rushing today gave him 2,515 career all-purpose yards, moving him past Cory Collier (1983-86) for 18th place on Tech’s all-time career all-purpose yards list

… his 55th yard rushing today gave him 2,558 for his career, which is 800 yards more than any quarterback in Tech history

… his 56th yard rushing today gave him 490 this season – the fourth-most single-season rushing yards by a QB in Tech history

… his 58th yard rushing gave him 2,561 for his career, making him an even 200 yards shy of tying the ACC record for career rushing yards by a quarterback, held by Clemson’s Woodrow Dantzler (2,761 yards from 1998-01)

… his 66th yard rushing today gave him 500 for the season

… his 97th yard rushing gave him 2,600 for his career

… rushed for 100 yards in a game for the third time this season, matching his total 100-yard rushing games all of last season

… rushed for 100 yards in a game for the seventh time in his career


Nesbitt’s first rushing touchdown today gave him…

… 32 career rushing touchdowns – the third-most in Georgia Tech history

… 13 more rushing touchdowns than any quarterback in Tech history

… three more rushing touchdowns than any quarterback in ACC history

… 196 career points (only seven players in Tech history have scored 200 career points)

… 50 career touchdowns responsible for – the fourth-most in Tech history

… 32 career touchdowns overall – the fourth-most in Tech history

… seven rushing touchdowns this season


Anthony Allen, Sr., BB

… his career-high three touchdowns were  his first touchdowns of the season, the 8th, 9th and 10th of his Georgia Tech career.  His previous career high was two touchdowns (against Virginia last season)

… Rushed for a Georgia Tech career-high 195 yards today (previously 127 yards vs. Clemson last season)

… his 52nd yard rushing today gave him 1,000 yards in his two seasons at Georgia Tech

… went over 100 yards rushing for the third time this season, the fifth time in his Georgia Tech career


Roddy Jones, Jr., AB

… made his 32nd career start (second on the team behind Mario Butler)

… his 27th yard rushing today gave him 1,163 for his career, moving him into the top 30 on Georgia Tech’s all-time career rushing yards list


Scott Blair, Sr., K

… played in his team-high 46th career game

… entered today’s game having made 56 consecutive extra points

… his seventh point today was the 200th of his career – just the eighth player in Tech history with 200 career points


Blair’s first field goal today…

… made him 8-of-8 on the season

… made him 5-of-5 on the season from 40 yards or longer


Blair’s second-quarter field goal today…

… made him 9-of-9 on the season

… gave him five field goals made over the last two games


Mario Butler, Sr., CB

… made his team-high 33rd consecutive start and played in his 43rd career game

… registered his first career forced fumble and fumble recovery


Anthony Barnes, Sr., LB

… played in his 41st career game


Brad Jefferson, Sr., LB

… played in his 41st career game


Correy Earls, Sr., WR

… after zero receptions in Games 1-3, he has at least one reception in each of the last three games


Today’s Captains

Brad Jefferson (permanent), Joshua Nesbitt (permanent), Anthony Allen and Dominique Reese.

Virginia won the toss and elected to defer.



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