Georgia Tech Postgame Notes

Sept. 15, 2012

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Georgia Tech Postgame Notes
September 15, 2012 vs. Virginia

Georgia Tech’s Win Today Gives The Yellow Jackets…
… a 2-1 record overall – the ninth consecutive season Tech is above .500 after three games
… a 1-1 record in ACC play
… a tie for third place in the ACC Coastal Division
… a 2-0 record at home
… a 35-20 record in five seasons under head coach Paul Johnson (Johnson is 142-59 overall)
… a 22-6 record in Bobby Dodd Stadium under Johnson
… a 4-1 record in ACC home openers under Johnson
… a 17-17-1 all-time record vs. Virginia
… a 14-7 record vs. the Cavaliers in Atlanta
… three wins vs. Virginia over the last four seasons
… a 3-2 record vs. the Wahoos under Johnson
… a 222-142-8 record all-time against teams in the ACC
… a 2-2 all-time record when playing on September 15th
… 22 ACC wins and 35 overall victories over the last five seasons combined
… a 23-14 record vs. ACC Coastal Division opponents (13-4 at home) since divisional play began in 2005
… an all-time record of 445-184-21 in Bobby Dodd Stadium
… an all-time record of 689-462-43 in 120 seasons of football

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

Team Notes
… Tech’s scoring total (56 points) broke a Tech-Virginia series record by either team. Before today, the most points scored in a Tech-UVa game was 42 by the Yellow Jackets in the first ever meeting in 1965.
… Tech’s 36-point victory was the largest margin of victory in the series, topping the 35-point win by Tech in 2000.
… Tech’s 56 points are the most Yellow Jacket points in an ACC game under Paul Johnson. The previous high was 49, twice, at Duke on Nov. 14, 2009, and at Florida State on Oct. 10, 2009.
… Georgia Tech’s seven rushing touchdowns tie the most under Paul Johnson. The Yellow Jackets also had seven rushing TDs against Kansas last year (Sept. 17, 2011).
… Tech produced 500 yards of total offense for the 12th time under Paul Johnson
… Tech’s 35 first-half points were its most in a half of a conference game since Oct. 14, 2000 when the Jackets scored 35 in the first half against Wake Forest; Tech’s 35 points were its most in any half ever against Virginia
… Combining the second half of last Saturday’s game vs. Presbyterian and the first half of today’s game, Tech amassed 70 points and 746 yards of total offense
… Tech’s 386 yards of total offense in the first half marked the 12th time in the Paul Johnson era the Jackets have produced at least 300 yards in one half; the 386 yards were its most in a half ever in an ACC game
… Today’s game marked the 650th all-time game in Bobby Dodd Stadium
… Georgia Tech scored on its first offensive play of the game, something it did twice in the first three games of last season
… Tech had three offensive plays of 60-plus yards in the first quarter alone
… Tech has outscored opponents 42-14 in the first quarter this season
… Virginia’s 72-yard kick return in the second quarter was the longest by a Tech opponent since Nov. 4, 2010 when Virginia Tech had a 90-yard return; it was the longest return without scoring by a Tech foe since Oct. 29, 2005
… Tech picked off two passes in one game for the first time this season, the first time since the Clemson game on Oct. 29, 2011
… Tech held its largest lead through three quarters (35, 42-7) against an ACC opponent since Oct. 21, 2000 when the Jackets led Duke 38-3
… Tech’s nine penalties tie the most under Paul Johnson. Tech also had nine at Virginia Tech on Nov. 4, 2010.
… Tevin Washington’s three rushing touchdowns mark the eighth time under Paul Johnson that a Yellow Jacket has scored three rushing TDs.

Most Georgia Tech Points In An ACC Game

63 Wake Forest H Nov. 21, 1998
59 (17) NC State H Oct. 11, 1986
56 Virginia H Sept. 15, 2012
52 Wake Forest H Oct. 14, 2000
49 Five times

Georgia Tech’s Largest Margin Of Victory In An ACC Game
39 (49-10) Duke A Nov. 14, 2009
38 (38-0) Maryland H Oct. 9, 1993
38 (59-21) (17) NC State H Oct. 11, 1986
38 (45-7) Wake Forest A Nov. 13, 1982
36 (56-20) Virginia H Sept. 15, 2012
35 (35-0) Virginia H (th) Nov. 9, 2000
35 (45-10) Duke H Oct. 21, 2000
35 (42-7) Wake Forest A Nov. 17, 1990

Most Yards Of Total Offense In A Half – Last 35
431 (2nd) Kansas H Sept. 17, 2011
418 (2nd) Maryland H Oct. 9, 1993
398 (1st) Citadel H Sept. 22, 1984
394 (1st) Western Carolina H (th) Sept. 1, 2011
390 (2nd) Air Force A Nov. 11, 1978
386 (1st) VIRGINIA H Sept. 15, 2012

Most Georgia Tech Yards Of Total Offense in an ACC game 627 Virginia H (th) Nov. 9, 2000
610 Maryland H Oct. 9, 1993
594 Virginia H Sept. 15, 2012
593 Duke A Oct. 30, 1993

Most Georgia Tech Yards Rushing in an ACC game
477 Virginia H Oct. 9, 2010
472 (23/rv) Miami H (th) Nov. 20, 2008
461 Virginia H Sept. 15, 2012

T.J. Barnes, Sr., DT
… played in his 43rd career game, tying Rod Sweeting for the most career starts on the team

Matt Connors, So., RB
… the walk-on rushed for a touchdown for the second straight game
… had career highs for rushing yards and rushing attempts

Izaan Cross, Sr., DE
… made his team-best 31st career start and his 29th consecutive start

Will Jackson, Jr., OG
… made his 25th career start (ranks third on the team)

Isaiah Johnson, Jr., S
… his first-quarter sack was his first of the season, the third of his career

Zach Laskey, So., BB
… his first career reception was a 70-yard touchdown catch on the first play of the game
… his 70-yard TD reception was the longest by a Tech player vs. Virginia since 1997

Vad Lee, r-Fr., QB
… has rushed for a touchdown in each of his first two career games (he did not play at Virginia Tech)

Shaq Mason, So., OL
… made second career start, first start of 2012

Quayshawn Nealy, So., LB
… recorded his first interception of the season, the third of his career, and his second over his last four games
… his 10th tackled tied a career high – he also had 10 tackles at Virginia last season

David Scully, Jr., K
… has yet to miss a field goal attempt or a PAT

Orwin Smith, Sr., AB
… his 42nd yard rushing made him the 33rd player in Tech history with 1,200 career rushing yards
… his sixth all-purpose yard gave him 3,100 for his career (13th in Tech history)
… plagued with a sore shoulder the first two games, he entered today’s game with one yard rushing on the season
… his 93rd yard rushing gave him 1,251 for his career, passing Rodney Lee for 32nd place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list
… his 100th yard rushing gave him two career 100-yard rushing games (157 vs. Kansas last season
… his 107th yard rushing gave him 1,265 for his career, passing Phillip Rogers for 31st place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list

Smith’s 77-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was…
… his first rushing touchdown of the season
… his 16th career rushing touchdown, tying for the 18th-most in Tech history
… his 17th career touchdown overall, tying for the 22nd-most in Tech history
… a tie for the second-longest rushing attempt of his career
… his fourth career rushing attempt of more than 70 yards

Smith’s longest career rushing attempts
95 vs. Kansas Sept. 17, 2011 (longest in Tech history)
77 vs. Virginia Sept. 18, 2012
77 vs. Western Carolina Sept. 1, 2011
73 vs. North Carolina Sept. 18, 2010

Broderick Snoddy, r-Fr., BB
… had his first career reception
… had a career high for rushing yards

Rod Sweeting, Sr., CB
… played in his 43rd career game, which ties T.J. Barnes for the most on the team

Omoregie Uzzi, Sr., OG
… made his 28th career start (ranks second on the team)

Tevin Washington, Jr., QB
… rushed for three touchdowns in a game for the second time in his career (also vs. Virginia Tech last season)
… rushed for two or more touchdowns in a game for the seventh time in his career
… rushed and passed for a touchdown in the same game for the second straight game, and for the fifth time in his career
… made his 20th consecutive start
… has thrown four career touchdown passes of 70 yards or longer
… twice in his career he has passed for a TD on Tech’s first offensive play of the game (also at MTSU last season)
… his 53rd passing yard gave him 2,400 for his career
… his 52nd yard of total offense gave him 4,100 for his career
… his 58th yard rushing gave him 1,759 for his career, passing Joe Hamilton for 16th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list, also passing Hamilton for the second-most career rushing yards by a Tech quarterback
… his 76th passing yard gave him 2,423 for his career, passing A.J. Suggs for 12th place on Tech’s all-time career passing yard list
… his 77th yard rushing gave him 1,778 for his career, passing Ronny Cone for 15th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list
… his seventh rushing attempt was the 400th of his career, ranking 14th in Tech history for career rushing attempts
… his 152nd yard of total offense gave him 4,200 for his career
… came seven rushing yards shy of rushing and passing for 100 yards in the same game for the fourth time in his career
… his 215th yard of total offense gave him 4,263 for his career, passing Eddie McAshan for 8 place on Tech’s all-time career total offense list
… he now has 22 career rushing touchdowns which tie him with Duke’s Mike Dunn for fifth most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in the ACC.

Washington’s touchdown pass gave him…
… three passing touchdowns this season
… a touchdown pass in each of the first three games of the season
… 16 career touchdown passes, tying Bill Brigman for the 13th-most career TD passes in Tech history

Washington’s third rushing touchdown today gave him…
… a career-high-tying three rushing TDs in one game (he also had three vs. Virginia Tech last season)
… 4 rushing touchdowns this season
… 22 career rushing touchdowns, tying Eddie Lee Ivery and Leon Hardeman for the 7th-most career rushing TDs in Tech history
… 22 career overall touchdowns, tying for the 12th-most career TDs in Tech history
… 38 career touchdowns responsible for, passing Jonathan Dwyer for seventh place on Tech’s all-time career TDRs list

Louis Young, Jr., CB
… recorded his second career interception, his first of 2012

Tonight’s Captains
T.J. Barnes, Tyler Morgan and Orwin Smith
Georgia Tech won the toss (for the third straight game) and elected to kickoff


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