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Georgia Tech Post-Game Notes

Nov. 27, 2004

Recap |  Final Stats

**Tech posted another fine defensive effort against the run Saturday, giving up just 34 yards to Georgia, the sixth time this season the Jackets have kept a foe under 100 rushing yards. The 34 yards was the third-lowest yield by Tech’s defense this season, and Tech has held 18 opponents under 100 yards rushing in 37 games under defensive coordinator Jon Tenuta.

**Tech held an opponent under 300 total yards for the sixth time this season. The others were Samford (211), Maryland (81), Duke (184), NC State (291) and Connecticut (225), all wins.

**Tech had no turnovers Saturday vs. Georgia, only the second time this season the Yellow Jackets have not given the ball away. Maryland was the other. Tech is 6-2 this season when its turnover margin has been minus-1 or better.

**Tech’s average starting position on seven second-half possessions was the Georgia 45-yard line. Tech’s average field position in the first half was its own 28. However, after scoring 13 points in the third-quarter, the Yellow Jackets failed to add points in the fourth despite gaining a first down inside the Georgia 40-yard line three times.

**Calvin Johnson set the Tech all-time record for receptions by a freshman Saturday, catching 5 passes to bring his season total to 46. Robert Lavette formerly held the mark with 45 in 1981. Johnson already had the Tech freshman record for receiving yards by a freshman.

**Kicker Travis Bell extended his Tech-record consecutive field goal streak to 15 with his two third-quarter kicks. Bell has not missed a kick since his first try of the season, a 46-yard attempt against Samford. Bell is in the top five nationally in field goal percentage, making 15 of 16 this season.

**P.J. Daniels saw his first action in the backfield for Tech since the Virginia Tech game on October 28. He scored his first touchdown since then in the third quarter, his sixth of the season. Daniels has six of Tech’s seven rushing touchdowns this season.

**Senior Nate Curry had five receptions Saturday for 41 yards to boost his career totals to 89 catches for 1,070 yards.

**Tech’s four sacks Saturday gave the Yellow Jackets 33 for the season, 30 of them over the final eight games of the season.

**Eric Henderson notched his 19th career sack and 49th career tackle for loss in the third quarter with his 19-yard sack of D.J. Shockley. He ranks sixth all-time at Tech in sacks and fourth in tackles for loss.

**Georgia Tech played six opponents this season that were ranked in the national Top 25 at the time the games were played. Tech finished 2-4 against those teams.

**Georgia was the fourth opponent Tech has played this season that had a week off before playing the Yellow Jackets. Tech was 3-1 in those games.

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