Georgia Tech Postgame Notes

Aug 31, 2013

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Georgia Tech Postgame Notes
August 31, 2013 vs. Elon

Georgia Tech’s Win Today Gave the Yellow Jackets…
… a 1-0 record, a 1-0 record at home and a 1-0 all-time record vs. Elon (Paul Johnson is 4-0 vs. Elon including a 3-0 record while at Georgia Southern)
… an 84-33-3 all-time record in season openers, including a 66-13-3 mark when opening the season with a home game
… six wins in their last seven season openers
… a 5-1 record in season openers under Paul Johnson
… an 89-25-4 all-time record in home openers (not necessarily the season opener)
… seven straight wins in home openers and a 14-1 record in their last 15 home openers
… a 6-0 record in home openers under Paul Johnson
… a 6-3 record in their last nine games dating back to last season
… a 43-1-3 all-time record vs. teams currently in the Southern Conference
… a 135-68-4 all-time record vs. teams from North Carolina
… a 2-0 all-time record when playing on August 31st
… an all-time record of 448-187-21 at Bobby Dodd Stadium/Historic Grant Field
… an all-time record of 695-468-43 in 121 seasons of football

Team Notes
… Georgia Tech broke a school single-game record that had stood 47 years. Tech’s 173 interception return yards smashed the school record of 139 yards set vs. Tulane back on Oct. 22, 1966. (The NCAA record is 240 yards set by Kentucky vs. Ole Miss in 1949 when the Wildcats recorded six interceptions)
… Georgia Tech’s first shutout since beating Duke 27-0 Oct. 4, 2008 in Atlanta, Ga.
… Georgia Tech tied a school record with two interceptions returned for a touchdown in one game. It’s only the third time in modern Tech history that the Yellow Jackets have had two INT returns for TDs in a game (also vs. Samford in 2006 and vs. Tulane in 1966)
… The Yellow Jackets’ three interceptions today gives them six INTs over the last two games combined (Tech’s three INTs vs. USC in the Hyundai Sun Bowl were a 2012 season high).
… Tech has recorded a pick-six 12 times in Paul Johnson’s six seasons at Tech
… Tech has recorded 13 defensive touchdowns under Johnson (including a fumble return for a TD vs. Mississippi State in ’09)
… Tech already has twice as may pick-six’s as it had all of last season (one, vs. BYU)
… Georgia Tech has played 199 consecutive games without being shut out (last shut out came vs. Florida State on Oct. 18, 1997)
… Georgia Tech’s first offensive play of the season was a completed pass for the first time since 2006 when Reggie Ball hit Calvin Johnson vs. Notre Dame. Tech opened the ’08 season with a pass, but Joshua Nesbitt’s pass to Roddy Jones was incomplete.
… The Yellow Jackets have scored on their first offensive possession 31 times in 68 games under Paul Johnson
… Tech has scored 21 or more points in a quarter 18 times under Paul Johnson; Tech has scored 21 points or more in the FIRST quarter six times under Johnson.
… Tech’s 28 first-quarter points were its most points in any quarter since scoring 30 in the third quarter atNorth Carolina last season (Nov. 10, 2012); the last time Tech scored 28 points in the FIRST quarter came on Sept. 1, 2011 vs. Western Carolina
… Tech’s 42 first-half points tied for the most in any half by the Yellow Jackets under Paul Johnson; Tech also scored 42 in a half vs. Kansas and Western Carolina, both in 2011
… Tech’s 63-0 lead entering the fourth quarter was its largest in the modern era entering a fourth quarter
… Georgia Tech blocked a punt (Chris Milton) for the first time since Sept. 24, 2011 vs. North Carolina
… The Yellow Jackets have blocked a field goal or a punt eight times under Paul Johnson
… The 70 points tie the most by Georgia Tech in the modern era, the other game was a 70-7 victory
… Tech’s 70-0 win marks the largest margin of victory in the modern era, the next being the 63 points(70-7) against Navy, Sept. 8, 2001
… The margin of victory of 70 points is a new ACC record. The largest margin of victory in the ACC was 69 – Florida State defeated Western Carolina 69-0 on Sept. 6, 2008 in Tallahassee, Fla.
… The 10 touchdowns tie a score record. The last time Tech scored 10 touchdowns was Sept. 8, 2001 against Navy.
… It marks the ninth time in GT history that Tech scored six rushing touchdowns

Most INT Returns For A Touchdown
2 vs. Elon, Aug. 31, 2013
2 vs. Samford, Sept. 9, 2006
2 vs. Tulane, Oct. 22, 1966

Longest INT Returns In Tech History
100, Jeff Ford vs. Notre Dame, Nov. 15, 1969
100, Frank Broyles vs. Clemson, Sept. 30, 1944
99, Bill Eastman vs. Tulane, Oct. 22, 1966
97, Jamal Lewis vs. Samford, Sept. 9, 2006
95, Tyler Marcordes vs. Elon, Aug. 31, 2013
95, Ken Swilling at NC State, Sept. 9, 1989

Most Points In A Game Since 1962
70 vs. Elon, Aug. 31, 2013
70 at Navy, Sept. 8, 2001
69 vs. Samford, Sept. 8, 2007
68 at North Carolina, Nov. 10, 2012
66 vs. Kansas, Sept. 17, 2011
63 vs. Western Caroina, Sept. 1, 2011
63 vs. Wake Forest, Nov. 21, 1998

Tech Players Under Paul Johnson To Rush and Receive For Touchdowns In One Game
David Sims vs. Elon, Aug. 31, 2013
Robert Godhigh at North Carolina, Nov. 10, 2012
Orwin Smith vs. Kansas, Sept. 17, 2011
Roddy Jones vs. Kansas, Sept. 17, 2011 

Largest First-Quarter Lead In Tech Modern History (Last 50 years)
28-0 vs. Elon, Aug. 31, 2013
28-0 vs. Western Carolina, Sept. 1, 2011
28-0 vs. Samford, Sept. 8, 2007

Largest Halftime Lead In Tech Modern History (Last 50 years)
45 (45-0) vs. Samford, Sept. 8, 2007
42 (42-0) vs. Elon, Aug. 31, 2013
42 (42-0) at Navy, Sept. 8, 2001
38 (38-0) vs. Duke, Sept. 26, 1996 

Most Points In Any Quarter Under Paul Johnson
30 (3rd) at North Carolina, Nov. 10, 2012
28 (1st) vs. Elon, Aug. 31, 2013
28 (3rd) vs. Kansas, Sept. 17, 2011
28 (1st) vs. Western Carolina, Sept. 1, 2011 

Most Points In A Half In Tech Modern History
45 (1st) vs. Samford, Sept. 8, 2007
42 (1st) vs. Elon, Aug. 31, 2013
42 (2nd) vs. Kansas, Sept. 17, 2011
42 (1st) vs. Western Carolina, Sept. 1, 2011
42 (2nd) vs. Tulsa, Jan. 4, 2004 (Humanitarian Bowl)
42 (1st) at Navy, Sept. 8, 2001

Jay Finch, Sr., C
… made his 29th career start including his team-best 19th consecutive start
… played in his 38th career game

Jamal Golden, Jr., DB-KR-PR
… recorded his second career forced fumble

Jabari Hunt-Days, r-So., LB
… recorded his second career interception, his first since the Middle Tennessee State game last year

Will Jackson, Sr., OL
… made his team-best 30th career start

Zach Laskey, Jr., BB
… his 33-yard touchdown in the first quarter was his second career rushing TD, his first since Sept. 8, 2012 vs. Presbyterian; it was his fourth career touchdown overall

Vad Lee, r-So., QB
… has rushed and passed for touchdowns in the same game four times in his career, including today Lee’s rushing touchdown today…
… was his 10th career rushing touchdown, the ninth-most ever by a Tech quarterback
… his 15th career touchdown responsible for (including his TD pass earlier in the game to David Sims)

Tyler Marcordes, So., LB
His 95-yard interception return for a touchdown was…
… his first career interception
… a tie for the fifth-longest interception return in Georgia Tech history
… the longest INT return since Sept. 9, 2006 when Jamal Lewis had a 97-yard pick-six vs. Samford

Chris Milton, r-So., S
… recorded his first career blocked punt
… recorded his first career interception and first career touchdown

Charles Perkins, Jr., RB
… scored his second career touchdown, his first since Sept. 17, 2011 vs. Kansas

David Sims, Sr., BB
… is the first Tech player to have a touchdown via rushing and receiving in the same game since Nov. 10, 2012 (Robert Godhigh); he is the fourth player under Paul Johnson to achieve that feat, joining Godhigh, Orwin Smith and Roddy Jones.
… his rushing touchdown in the third quarter today was the 13th of his career
… his 59-yard TD reception gave him two touchdowns in a game for the second time in his career, the first time since 2011 when he rushed for two TDs vs. Duke
… now has three career touchdown receptions and 16 career touchdowns overall
… his 32nd yard rushing today gave him 1,400 career rushing yards 

Micheal Summers, r-Fr., WR
… recorded the first receptions of his career

Jemea Thomas, Sr., CB
… recorded his second career fumble recovery, his first since 2009
… played in his team-leading 42nd career game and made his 17th career start
… his fourth tackle today was the 150th of his career

Justin Thomas, R-Fr., QB
… recorded his first career rushing touchdown

Brandon Watts, Sr., LB
… played in his 38th career game and made his 18th career start

Today’s Captains
Jeremiah Attaochu, Corey Alford, Sean Poole and Will Jackson.
Elon won the toss and elected to receive.










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