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Georgia Tech Postgame Notes

Sept. 29, 2012

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Georgia Tech Postgame Notes
September 29, 2012 vs. Middle Tennessee State

Georgia Tech’s Loss Today Gives the Yellow Jackets…
… a 2-3 record overall and two consecutive losses
… their first losing record through five games since 2003
… a 2-1 all-time record vs. Middle Tennessee State
… a 6-1 all-time record vs. teams in the Sun Belt Conference
… an end to their 12-game regular season win streak against non-BCS power conference schools and first loss since Aug. 28, 2003 at BYU
… their first home loss to a non-BCS power conference school since 1996 when it lost to Navy on Nov. 23, 1996 (Paul Johnson was offensive coordinator of the Navy team); Tech had won 17 straight home games vs. non-BCS power conference schools
… a 35-22 record in five seasons under head coach Paul Johnson
… two straight home losses on consecutive weeks for the first time since 1988
… a 48-41-5 all-time record against teams from Tennessee
… a 2-2 record at home this season
… a 12-2-1 record when playing on September 29th
… their first non-overtime loss since Nov. 26, 2011 vs. Georgia
… a 22-8 record in Bobby Dodd Stadium under Paul Johnson
… an all-time record of 445-186-21 in Bobby Dodd Stadium
… an all-time record of 689-464-43 in 120 seasons of football

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

Tevin Washington’s Fourth Rushing TD Today…
… TIED THE GEORGIA TECH SINGLE-GAME RECORD (see below)
… 11 rushing touchdowns this season, the third-most single-season rushing TDs by a QB in Tech history
… 10 rushing touchdowns over the last three games
… 29 career rushing touchdowns, passing Tashard Choice for the fifth-most in Georgia Tech history
… his 29 career rushing TDs are the second-most by a quarterback in Tech history
… his 29 career rushing TDs tie Wake Forest’s Larry Russell for the second-most ever by an ACC quarterback
… 45 career touchdowns responsible for – the seventh-most in Tech history
… 174 career points, tying Calvin Johnson for 10th place on Tech’s all-time career scoring list
… 29 career touchdowns overall, tying Calvin Johnson for the fifth-most career TDs scored in Tech history

Most Rushing Touchdowns/Georgia Tech Single-Game
4, Tevin Washington vs. Middle Tennessee State, 2012
4, P.J. Daniels vs. Tulsa, 2003
4, Tony Hollings vs. Connecticut, 2002
4, Robert Lavette vs. Virginia, 1982
4, George Maloof vs. Georgia, 1951

CAREER RUSHING TDs BY AN ACC QUARTERBACK
1. Joshua Nesbitt, Georgia Tech 2007-10 35
2. Tevin Washington, Ga Tech 2009- 29
2. Larry Russell, Wake Forest 1969-71 29
4. Woody Dantzler, Clemson 1998-01 27
5. Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech 2007-10 23
6. Mike Dunn, Duke 1975-78 22
7. Shawn Jones, Georgia Tech 1989-92 19
8. Joe Hamilton, Georgia Tech 1996-99 18
8. Scott Smith, NC State 1978-79 18

Team Notes
… Middle Tennessee State scored its most in its three-year series history with Georgia Tech (previously, 21 last season)
… MTSU’s 75-yard TD pass in the third quarter was the first one-play TD drive by a Tech opponent this season, the first since Virginia Tech on Nov. 10, 2011
… the longest offensive play by an opponent this season, the longest since C.J. Brown of Maryland ran 77 yards on Oct. 8, 2011
… the longest pass play against Tech since Nov. 13, 2010, a 79-yard pass by Miami’s Morris to Hankerson
… Tech’s third turnover tied a season high; its third lost fumble also tied a season high
… Georgia Tech committed its first turnover since the fourth quarter of the Virginia game
… Georgia Tech’s defense has recorded at least one interception in each of the last four games
… Middle Tennessee State was the first team to score in the 2nd quarter against Tech this season
… In the first three games of the season, Tech did not allow a play longer than 49 yards; in each of the last two games it has allowed rushing touchdowns of 60 (today) and 65 (Miami) yards
… Defensive back D.J. White saw his first career action today, becoming the fourth Yellow Jacket true freshmen to play this season
… Middle Tennessee State’s 21 first-half points were the most in any half by a Tech opponent this season (Miami scored 19 in the first half, 17 in the second, then six in overtime, but OTs do not count in this category)
… Tech allowed 42 points (or more) in back-to-back games for the first time since Nov. 6-13, 1999 (vs. Virginia and Clemson)
… Tech’s 18 pass completions are the most under Paul Johnson (previous high was 11, four times).
… Tech’s 26 pass attempts are the most under Paul Johnson (previous high was 25 vs. LSU on Dec. 31, 2008).
… Tech’s seven kickoff returns tie the most under Paul Johnson (also had seven against NC State, Sept. 25, 2010).
… Tech’s 204 kickoff return yards are the most under Paul Johnson (previous high was 173 against NC State on Sept. 25, 2010).
… It is the fifth time under Paul Johnson Tech has converted three fourth downs.
Orwin Smith (5) and Jeff Greene (4) combined for nine catches. It is the second time two players have combined for nine catches under Paul Johnson (other time was against Mississippi State on Oct. 3, 2009, when Demaryius Thomas had eight catches and three players had one).

T.J. Barnes, Sr., DT
… played in his 45th career game, tying Rod Sweeting for the most career games played on the team

Izaan Cross, Sr., DE
… made his team-best 33rd career start and his 31st consecutive start

Jeff Greene, So., WR
… his third reception tied a career high

Deon Hill, So., RB
… had his first rushing attempt since the Presbyterian game and just his third career rushing attempt

Jabari Hunt-Days, r-Fr., LB
… recorded the first interception of his career

Chris Jackson, Sr., WR
… saw his first action of the season (ineligible first four games)

Will Jackson, Jr., OL
… made his 27th career start (ranks third on the team)

Zach Laskey, So., BB
… had a career-high number of receptions

Malcolm Munroe, Sr., LB
… recorded his second fumble recovery of the season, the second of his career
… recorded his second tackle for loss of the season

Ryan Rodwell, Fr., P
… averaged better than 43 yards on his first day as the first-team punter

David Sims, Jr., BB
… had his most rushing attempts and yards since the season opener

Orwin Smith, Sr., AB
… his 13th rushing yard gave him 1,330 for his career, passing Glenn Turner for 28th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list
… his 55-yard kick return in the second quarter was Tech’s longest of the season; his longest since Nov. 13, 2009 when he had an 83-yard return at Duke
… with just his seventh kickoff return yard, he became the fourth player in Tech history to accumulate 1,500 career kickoff return yards
… his 34th kickoff return yard gave him 1,527 for his career, passing Kevin Tisdel for the third-most career kick return yards in Tech history
… his 101st all-purpose yard today gave him 3,500 for his career – the 12th player in Tech history with 3,500 career all-purpose yards
… his 111th all-purpose yard today gave him 3,510 for his career, passing Joe Burns for 11th place on Tech’s all-time career all-purpose yards list
… had a career-high for receptions (previously, 3 vs. Miami in 2011)
… had more than 200 all-purpose yards
… his 83rd rushing yard gave him 1,400 for his career
… his 142nd all-purpose yard today gave him 500 all-purpose yards this season (100.0 yards per game)

Broderick Snoddy, r-Fr., RB
… had his first career kickoff return today (27 yards)

Rod Sweeting, Sr., CB
… played in his 45th career game, which ties T.J. Barnes for the most on the team
… recorded his first career sack

Omoregie Uzzi, Sr., OG
… made his 30th career start (ranks second on the team)

Darren Waller, So., WR
… had his first career reception

Tevin Washington, Jr., QB
… made his 22nd consecutive start
… with just his sixth rushing yard today, passed former teammate Roddy Jones for the 13th-most career rushing yards in Tech history
… passed for over 100 yards for the fourth straight game
… threw his second interception of the season, the 13th of his career
… his 96th passing yard gave him 2,700 for his career (12th-most in Tech history)
… his 55th yard of total offense today gave him 4,500 for his career (8th-most in Tech history)
… had a career high for completions (previously, 11 vs. Utah in 2011 Sun Bowl)
… had a career high for pass attempts (previously, 19 vs. Maryland, Oct. 8, 2011)
… his 14 pass completions are the most by a Tech quarterback under Paul Johnson (previous was 11, three times)
… his 22 pass attempts are the most by a Tech quarterback under Paul Johnson (previous was 21 by Joshua Nesitt against Wake Forest on Oct. 2, 2010)

D.J. White, Fr., DB
… saw his first collegiate action today

Today’s Captains
Izaan Cross, Omoregie Uzzi, Tevin Washington
Middle Tennessee State won the toss and elected to receive

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