Sept. 22, 2012
Georgia Tech Postgame Notes
September 22, 2012 vs. Miami
Georgia Tech’s Loss Today Gives the Yellow Jackets…
… a 2-2 record overall and a 1-2 record in the ACC this season
… a 10-8 all-time record against Miami including four consecutive losses to the Hurricanes
… an 8-4 record vs. Miami in Bobby Dodd Stadium including two straight losses
… a 35-21 record in five seasons under head coach Paul Johnson
… a 2-1 record at home this season
… a 46-29-7 all-time record against teams from Florida
… a 6-3-1 record when playing on September 22nd
… a 22-7 record in Bobby Dodd Stadium under Paul Johnson
… a 222-143-8 record all-time against teams in the ACC
… a 23-15 record against ACC Coastal Division opponents, 13-5 at home, since divisional play began in 2005
… an all-time record of 445-185-21 in Bobby Dodd Stadium
… an all-time record of 689-463-43 in 120 seasons of football
… is 4-6 all-time in overtime games
By losing a game that it led by 17 points (36-19), Georgia Tech…
… blew its biggest lead in a loss since the Toyota Gator Bowl, when Tech led 35-17 and lost to No. 13/12 West Virginia 38-35 on Jan. 1, 2007, following the 2006 season.
Biggest Lead Blown in a Loss Since 1977
20 (20-0) (11) Georgia A Dec. 2, 1978
18 (35-17) (13/12) West Virginia *N1 Jan. 1, 2007
17 (36-19) Miami (OT) H Sept. 22, 2012
17 (7-24) Virginia A Nov. 6, 1999
17 (20-3) North Carolina H Sept. 19, 1987
… 188 consecutive games without being shut out (last time: Oct. 18, 1997 vs. Florida State)
… 174 consecutive games without returning a kickoff for a touchdown (last time: Oct. 31, 1998 at Maryland)
… Today’s attendance: 50,390
… Three of Tech’s last five games have gone into overtime and all three were losses.
… This is the third season all-time in which Tech has played two overtime games in a season. The last time was 2001 when Tech lost OT games to Clemson and Maryland.
… Miami is the first team this season to have an offensive play longer than 46 yards against the Yellow Jackets.
… Prior to today, Georgia Tech had forced all three opponents to punt on their first possession.
… Georgia Tech faced its largest deficit of the season – it had not trailed by more than seven points prior to today.
… Georgia Tech allowed a safety for the first time since Sept. 17, 2009, also against Miami.
… Tech allowed a rushing touchdown for the first time this season.
… Tech allowed more than 20 points for the first time this season.
… Tech allowed more than 19 first downs for the first time this season.
… Tech’s 19-0 deficit at the end of the first quarter was its largest after one quarter since the 1978 Peach Bowl (Dec. 25, 1978 at Fulton County Stadium) when it trailed Purdue 21-0.
… Tech had a two-point conversion for the first time since Sept. 24, 2011 vs. North Carolina.
… Tech’s 22 points in the second quarter were its most in any quarter this season, the fourth time this season the Jackets have scored 21 or more points in a quarter.
… Tech allowed more than 500 yards in total offense for just the fourth time in Paul Johnson’s five seasons and for the first time since 2010
… Tech allowed more than 300 yards passing for the first time since Oct. 29, 2011 when Clemson had 304 yards.
… Tech led by 14 after the third quarter. It is the second time under Paul Johnson Tech has blown a 14-point lead after three quarters. The other was in the 2011 Hyundai Sun Bowl (Tech led Utah 24-10 before falling 30-27 in overtime).
… Tech’s 42.0 yard average punt return is the highest average per punt return under Paul Johnson (the previous high was 29.0 vs. Jacksonville State on Sept. 5, 2009).
… Miami’s 609 yards of total offense is the third-most total offensive yards Georgia Tech has allowed all-time and the second-highest total in an ACC game.
… Miami’s 436 yards of passing offense is the sixth-most passing yards Georgia Tech has allowed all-time.
…Miami’s 30 first downs are the most by a Tech opponent under Paul Johnson (the previous high was 27 by NC State on Sept. 25, 2010).
Izaan Cross, Sr., DE
… made his team-best 32nd career start and his 30th consecutive start
Robert Godhigh, Jr., RB
… his 37-yard run in the second quarter was the longest rush of his career (previously, 15 yards vs. Virginia)
… had a career-high for rushing yards in a game (previously, 20 vs. Virginia)
… had a career-high for rushing attempts (previously, 3 at Virginia Tech)
Jamal Golden, So., DB/PR
… his 56-yard punt return was a career long, the longest by a Yellow Jacket since Sept. 10, 2009 when Jerrard Tarrant had an 85-yard return vs. Clemson; it was the longest non-scoring punt return since Sept. 12, 1998 when Charlie Rogers had a 69-yard return vs. New Mexico State; it was the longest punt return ever by a Yellow Jacket player against Miami
… entered today’s game with one career punt return for three yards
… his 84 total punt return yards were also the most since Sept. 10, 2009 when Tarrant had 85 yards (on one return)
Jeff Greene, So., WR
… had his second reception this season of longer than 50 yards
Jabari Hunt-Days, r-Fr., LB
… recorded his first career fumble recovery
Will Jackson, Jr., OL
… made his 26th career start (ranks third on the team)
Ryan Rodwell, Fr., P
… saw his first career action with 39-yard punt in the 4th quarter. He is the third true freshman to play this season.
David Sims, Jr., BB
… with just two yards rushing he reached 800 yards for his career
Orwin Smith, Sr., AB
… his fifth yard rushing was the 1,300th of his career
… his 16th kickoff return yard gave him 1,415 for his career, passing Kelly Campbell for the fourth-most career kick return yards in Tech history
… his 33rd all-purpose yard gave him 3,300 for his career
… had his most kickoff returns since his freshman season in 2009 and his most kickoff return yards since he had 117 against Clemson in the ACC championship game in 2009
… his 77th all-purpose yard gave him 3,344 for his career, passing Kerry Watkins for the 12th-most career all-purpose yards in Tech history
Smith’s first rushing touchdown today gave him…
… two rushing touchdowns this season
… 17 career rushing touchdowns, tying Malcolm King for the 17th-most career rushing touchdowns in Tech history
Jemea Thomas, Jr., DB
… recorded his first interception of the season, the fourth of his career; also, his fourth INT over the last nine games dating back to last season
Omoregie Uzzi, Sr., OG
… made his 29th career start (ranks second on the team)
Tevin Washington, Jr., QB
… made his 21st consecutive start
… with his sixth yard rushing, became the 14th player in Tech history to rush for 1,800 career yards
… his 28th yard passing gave him 2,500 career passing yards
… his fourth passing attempt was the 250th of his career
Washington’s third rushing touchdown today gave him…
… seven rushing touchdowns this season
… six rushing TDs over the last two games
… a tie for a career high in rushing touchdowns (also 3 last week vs. Virginia, 3 in 2011 vs. Virginia Tech)
… 25 career rushing touchdowns, passing P.J. Daniels for the sixth-most career rushing TDs in Tech history (the second-most by a Tech quarterback)
… his 25 career rushing TDs pass Virginia Tech’s Tyrod Taylor for the fourth-most ever by an ACC quarterback
… 150 career points scored, tying for the 19th-most career points in Tech history
… 25 career touchdowns overall, the 11th-most in Tech history
… 41 career touchdown responsible for (seventh-most in Tech history)
… eight career games with two or more touchdowns
Brandon Watts, Jr., LB
… recorded his first forced fumble of the season, the second of his career
Tony Zenon, So., RB
… his 57-yard reception in the second quarter was his longest offensive play of the year, the second-longest of his career
… his second reception today tied a career high
… had both of Tech’s receptions in the first half
… recorded his first career rushing touchdown, his first TD overall in 2012, his second career TD overall