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Georgia Tech Postgame Notes
September 8, 2012 vs. Presbyterian

Georgia Tech’s Win Tonight Gives The Yellow Jackets…
… a 1-1 overall record (0-1 ACC) to start the 2012 season
… a 1-0 record at home
… a 34-20 record in five seasons under head coach Paul Johnson
… an all-time record of 89-25-4 in home openers
… in home openers, six straight wins and 13 victories in their last 14 home lid-lifters
… a 4-0 all-time record vs. Presbyterian
… a 19-1 all-time record against teams currently in the Big South Conference
… an all-time record of 88-35-2 vs. teams from South Carolina
… a 4-1 all-time record when playing on September 8th and no losses on this date since 1979
… an all-time record of 444-184-21 in Bobby Dodd Stadium
… an all-time record of 688-462-43 in 120 seasons of football

Streaks
… 186 consecutive games without being shut out (last time: Oct. 18, 1997 vs. Florida State)
… 172 consecutive games without returning a kickoff for a touchdown (last time: Oct. 31, 1998 at Maryland)

Team Notes
… Tonight’s game was officially Paul Johnson’s 200th game as a head coach (141-59). That does not include the 2009 ACC Championship Game, which was vacated.
… Tech played three quarterbacks in the first half
… Tech’s 21-point lead after the first quarter marked the fourth time in the Paul Johnson era the Yellow Jackets led by 21 or more points after the opening quarter
… Tech blocked a field goal attempt for the first time since Oct. 22, 2011 at Miami when Daniel Drummond blocked a Hurricane attempt
Jeremy Moore’s second-quarter reception was the first career reception by any active Tech wide receiver
… Tech had no fumbles lost in the first five periods of the season, then lost two fumbles in the second quarter
… Presbyterian’s 91-yard fumble return was unofficially the longest ever by a team against Georgia Tech (our records for this category only go back 35 years). The longest previous fumble return was an 81-yarder for a TD by North Carolina on Sept. 26, 1998.
… Tech got 100 yards rushing out of the B-back position for the second time in its last three games dating back to the Sun Bowl, when Preston Lyons eclipsed 100 yards
… Tech lost three fumbles in one game for the first time since losing three vs. Air Force in the 2010 Independence Bowl
… Tech’s 38-0 lead was its largest before the opponent scored since a 62-0 lead vs. Samford on Sept. 8, 2007
… Tech’s 59-0 lead was its largest before the opponent scored under Paul Johnson
Vad Lee’s 82-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Greene tied for the sixth-longest pass play in Tech history
… Tech had two 100-yard rushers in a game for the first time since Sept. 17, 2011 when Orwin Smith and Embry Peeples both eclipsed 100 yards vs. Kansas; Tevin Washington was three rushing yards shy of giving Tech three 100-yard rushers
… Tech’s 45 point lead after three quarters was its largest under Paul Johnson … Tech’s 56 point win was the largest under Paul Johnson (previous was 42 twice; 66-24 over Kansas Sept. 17, 2011, and 63-21 against Western Carolina Sept. 1, 2011)
… The three fumbles lost tie the most under Paul Johnson (five times previously)
… Tech’s seven pass breakups tie the most under Paul Johnson (three times previously)
… Tech’s two players to catch a touchdown tie the most under Paul Johnson (seven times previously)
… It was the 10th time under Paul Johnson Tech has held an opponent scoreless in a half
… It is the third time under Paul Johnson Tech has held an opponent with a touchdown (Duke, Oct. 4, 2008; Virginia, Oct. 24, 2009)
Zach Laskey (106) and Vad Lee (101) each rushed for at least 100 yards. It is the eighth time under Paul Johnson two players have each rushed for at least 100 yards.
Tevin Washington rushed for and threw a touchdown pass. It is the 17th time under Paul Johnson a player has accomplished the feat.

Most Total Offense in Tech History
768 vs. Kansas 2011
712 vs. Presbyterian 2012
706 vs. Citadel 1948
662 vs. W. Carolina 2011

Longest Pass Plays in Tech History
96 (td) Brandon Shaw to Charlie Rogers UCF, 1996
90 (td) Ted Peeples to Drew Hill Duke, 1978
88 (td) #Jaybo Shaw to Demaryius Thomas Duke, 2008
87 (td) Joshua Nesbitt to Embry Peeples Vanderbilt, 2009
87 (td) Darrell Gast to Greg Lester Duke, 1987
82 (td) Vad Lee to Jeff Greene Presbyterian, 2012
82 (td) Tevin Washington to Stephen Hill W. Carolina, 2011
82 (td) Shawn Jones to Keenan Walker Maryland, 1991
81 (td) Shawn Jones to Bobby Rodriguez Clemson, 1989

Longest Non-Scoring Plays in Tech History 79 Vad Lee rush vs. Presbyterian, 2012
79 Rick Strom pass to Steve Davenport vs. Citadel, 1987

Longest Non-Scoring Runs in Tech History 79 Vad Lee vs. Presbyterian, 2012
73 Nate Kelsey vs. Virginia, 1986
73 George Volkert vs. Florida state, 1955

T.J. Barnes, Sr., DT
… played in his 42nd career game, tying Rod Sweeting for the most career starts on the team

Bryan Chamberlain, r-Fr., OT
… made his first career start

Christopher Crenshaw, Jr., DE
… registered the second sack of his career, his first this season

Izaan Cross, Sr., DE
… made his team-best 30th career start and his 28th consecutive start
… recorded his second career fumble recovery, his first since Oct. 31, 2009 at Vanderbilt

Synjyn Days, So., QB-AB
… rushed for his first touchdown of the season, the fifth of his career

Robert Godhigh, Jr., AB
… recorded his first career touchdown reception
… has scored a touchdown in each of the first two games of the season

Jamal Golden, So., DB
… recorded his first career interception – Tech’s first INT of the season

Jeff Greene, So., WR
… made his first career reception
… recorded his first career touchdown reception on an 82-yard pass from Vad Lee

Anthony Harrell, r-Fr., LB
… caused a fumble for the first time in his career

Will Jackson, Jr., OG
… made his 24th career start (ranks third on the team)

Zach Laskey, So., BB
… made his first career start
… his 56-yard TD run on Tech’s opening possession was his first career TD and his longest career rush
… became Tech’s first 100-yard rusher this season

Vad Lee, r-Fr., QB
… made his career debut mid-way through the first quarter tonight
… scored his first career points on a two-point conversion in the third quarter
… his 82-yard pass to Jeff Greene was his first career TD pass and tied for the sixth-longest pass play in Tech history
… his 79-yard run tied for the 11th-longest in Tech history
… the 79-yard run was the longest non-scoring rushing attempt in tech history
… his 79-yard tied for the longest non-scoring PLAY in Tech history; tied with a 79-yard pass from Rick Strom (Tech radio color analyst) to Steve Davenport (Savannah State’s current head coach) vs. Citadel in 1987

Jeremy Moore, Jr., WR
… had his first career reception

David Scully, Jr., K … improved to 2-of-2 on field goal attempts this season

Broderick Snoddy, r-Fr., BB
… recorded his first career touchdown

Rod Sweeting, Sr., CB
… played in his 42nd career game, which ties T.J. Barnes for the most on the team

Omoregie Uzzi, Sr., OG
… made his 27th career start (ranks second on the team)

Darren Waller, So., WR
… made his first career start

Tevin Washington, Jr., QB
… made his 19th consecutive start
… his 86th rushing yard gave him 1,690 for his career, passing Bill Teas for 18th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list
… his 110th yard of total offense gave him 3,900 yards for his career
… his 14th yard passing gave him 2,200 for his career, passing legendary Rick Strom for 14th place on Tech’s all-time career passing yards list
… his first passing touchdown gave him 15 for his career, ranking him alone in 14th place on Tech’s all-time career TD passes list
… his 210th yard of total offense gave him 4,000 yards for his career
… his 96th yard rushing gave him 1,700 for his career
… his ninth rushing attempt gave him 393 for his career, passing Shawn Jones for the 14th-most career rushing attempts in Tech history
… came within three rushing yards of rushing for 100 and passing for 100 yards in a game for the fourth time

Washington’s 58-yard touchdown in the first quarter gave him…
… the longest rushing attempt of his career (previously, 56 vs. Clemson)
… his first rushing touchdown of the season, the 19th of his career
… his 19 career rushing TDs tie for the 11th-most in Tech history, a tie for the second-most by a Tech quarterback
… 19 career touchdowns overall, tying for the 15th-most TDs in Tech history
… 33 career touchdowns responsible for, tying for the 10th-most TDRs in Tech history

Brandon Watts, Jr., LB
… blocked Presbyterian’s field goal attempt in the second quarter

Louis Young, Jr., CB
… saw his first action of the season

Tony Zenon, So., AB
… his 39-yard run in the second quarter was by far the longest of his career (previously, 19 yards at Middle Tennessee last season)

Tonight’s Captains
Izaan Cross and Omoregie Uzzi.
Georgia Tech won the toss (for the second straight game) and elected to defer (for the second straight game).

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