Georgia Tech Postgame Notes

Oct. 6, 2007

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Georgia Tech Postgame Notes

Oct. 6, 2007 vs. Maryland


Georgia Tech’s loss today gives the Yellow Jackets…

… a record of 3-3 overall and 1-3 in the ACC

… a 1-2 record in road games this season

… a 13-6 all-time record vs. Maryland and their first loss to the Terrapins since 2002

… a 3-2 record vs. Maryland under Chan Gailey

… a record of 40-30 in six seasons under Gailey

… a 10-7 record in October under Gailey

… an all-time ACC record of 96-82-2

… an all-time overall record of 649-439-43 in 115 seasons



… Maryland’s 78-yard touchdown pass and reception in the first quarter was by far the longest play by a Georgia Tech opponent this season (previous opponent high was 46 yards)

… In today’s game, and in Tech’s losses to Virginia and BostonCollege, the Yellow Jackets have been outscored 42-10 in the first quarter. In Tech’s other three games, the Jackets outscored their opponents 41-3 in the first quarter



125 consecutive games without being shut out (last time came on Oct. 18, 1997 – a 38-0 loss at No. 3 Florida State

116 consecutive PATs without a miss by senior Travis Bell (entering today’s game)

40 consecutive starts by senior guard Matt Rhodes

32 consecutive starts by Andrew Gardner, Adamm Oliver, Nathan McManus and Kevin Tuminello


Darrell Robertson’s 2nd-quarter fumble return for a touchdown was…

… his second career touchdown (he had an INT return for a TD as a sophomore at Duke)

… his second fumble recovery of the season and the second of his career

… Tech’s first non-offensive touchdown of the season

… Tech’s longest fumble return of the season

… Tech’s first fumble return for a touchdown since Gary Guyton vs. Virginia Tech on Sept. 30, 2006


Tashard Choice, Sr., RB

… rushed for 100-plus yards for the fourth time this season and for the second straight game

… rushed for 100-plus yards for the 14th time in his career, tying Eddie Lee Ivery for the fourth-most 100 yard games in Georgia Tech history

… his third-quarter touchdown was his sixth touchdown of the season and the 24th of his career

… his 24th career touchdown tied him with C.J. Williams for the eighth-most touchdowns in Tech history, and it gave him the third-most rushing touchdowns in school history

… until he fumbled in the second quarter, he had made 341 consecutive carries without losing a fumble

… eclipsed 2,500 career rushing yards at Georgia Tech – he entered the game with 2,487 yards


Greg Smith, So., WR

… his 42-yard reception in the first quarter was  his career long (previously 28 yards)

… had a career-high for receiving yards in a game (previously 79 vs. Virginia)


Taylor Bennett, Jr., QB

… had a career-high number of completions (previously 20 vs. BostonCollege)

… passed for a season-high number of yards (previously 230 at Virginia)

… passed for more than 200 yards for the third time this season

… threw for more yards in the first quarter today than he did all of last week vs. Clemson (67 yards)


Travis Bell, Sr., K

… entered the game with a streak of 116 consecutive PATs made

… made his 11th consecutive field goal in the first quarter before finally missing an attempt in the second quarter – his first missed field goal since Sept. 1

… has made two or more field goals in a game five times this season


Demaryius Thomas, Fr., WR

… became the first Tech receiver to gain 100 yards since Calvin Johnson had 186 yards receiving in the Gator Bowl vs. West Virginia last season

… made his second touchdown catch of the season (also at Virginia)

… made his second career start today

… had a career-high number of receptions (previously 5 vs. BostonCollege)


Rashaun Grant, Sr., RB

… made his first reception of the season today



Game captains: Pat Clark, Joe Gaston, Avery Roberson

Coin toss: Maryland won the toss and elected to defer







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