Sept. 16, 2006
– Reggie Ball rushed for a career-high 130 yards, a Georgia Tech record for rushing yards by a quarterback. The previous record was 122 yards by Gary Hardie vs. Tulane in 1978. (Hardie set the record on just eight carries).
Reggie Ball rushed for 130 yards and passed for 164 yards, marking just the fourth time in school history that a Tech quarterback has rushed and passed for 100 yards in a game. Ball has accomplished the feat twice. Donnie Davis vs. Duke, 1995 – 103 rushing, 206 passing Joe Hamilton vs. UCF, 1999 – 100 rushing, 161 passing Reggie Ball vs. Vanderbilt, 2003 – 103 rushing, 103 passing Reggie Ball vs. Troy, 2006 – 130 rushing, 164 passing
Tech’s had 501 yards of total offense, topping the 500-yard mark for the first time since gaining 514 vs. Syracuse in the 2004 Champs Sports Bowl. Tech’s 320 yards rushing are its high since gaining 371 vs. Tulsa in the Humanitarian Bowl following the 2003 season.
Calvin Johnson’s 21-yard run on a first-quarter reverse was the longest run of his career. It was the first time that Johnson has carried the ball since the 2004 Champs Sports Bowl, when he scored on a five-yard touchdown run.
The Reggie Ball-to-James Johnson 55-yard touchdown pass is Tech’s longest play from scrimmage this season and the longest reception of Johnson’s career.