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Georgia Tech Postgame Notes

Nov. 10, 2007

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Georgia Tech Postgame Notes

Nov. 10, 2007 vs. Duke


Georgia Tech’s win today gives the Yellow Jackets…

… a record of 6-4 overall, 3-4 in the ACC

… a chance to finish .500 or better in the ACC for the 13th straight season if they can beat North Carolina next week

… a bowl-eligible record for the 11th consecutive season

… with one more win, their 11th straight winning season

… a record of 43-31 in six seasons under head coach Chan Gailey, including a 17-15 mark on the road

… an all-time record of 44-30-1 vs. Duke

… four straight wins over the Blue Devils and 12 wins in their last 13 meetings vs. Duke

… a 19-18 record vs. Duke in Durham

… 15 ACC wins over the last three seasons combined – the most of any team except for Virginia Tech

… a 33-13 record under Gailey when scoring first


For Starters

… senior guard Matt Rhodes made his team-leading 44th consecutive start

… DE Adamm Oliver, C Kevin Tuminello and junior guard Andrew Gardner all made their 36th consecutive start



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

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



… Georgia Tech had a punt blocked today for the first time since Nov. 29, 2003 when Georgia’s Bryan McLendon blocked a punt by Hal Higgins

… Georgia Tech’s 24 first-half points were its most in any half since the second half of the Samford game on Sept. 8

… Duke’s 10 first-quarter points marked just the fourth time this season that an opponent has scored more than seven points in a quarter against the Yellow Jackets

… This is the sixth time this season that Georgia Tech has held its opponent under 100 yards rushing

…The eight Georgia Tech sacks were the most since the season-opener at Notre Dame (9)


Taylor Bennett, Jr., QB

… his second-quarter TD was his fourth rushing touchdown of the season and the sixth TD he was responsible for (including 2 passing TDs)

… with 38 yards passing, Bennett reached 2,200 yards for his career, passing Rick Strom for 12th place on Tech’s all-time career passing yardage chart

… his fifth 200-yard passing game of the season


Anthony Barnes, Fr., LB

… recorded the first fumble recovery of his young career


Travis Bell, Sr., K

… his second field goal today was his 20th of the season, breaking the Tech single-season record of 19 shared by Luke Manget in 2001 and Scott Sisson in 1992

… eclipsed 300 career points today – he entered the game with 292 – and moved into second place on Tech’s career scoring list, passing Scott Sisson, who scored 299 points from 1989-92

… has scored a point in 48 consecutive games – that’s the longest current streak in the nation

… his fifth PAT today was his 129th consecutive without a miss


Tashard Choice, Sr., RB

… eclipsed 3,000 rushing yards for his Georgia Tech career (entered the game with 2,850 yards rushing in three seasons) (does not include his freshman season at Oklahoma)

… he is the 28th player in ACC history to rush for 3,000 career yards and the first since Chris Barclay, P.J. Daniels and Wali Lundy all reached that mark in 2005

… went over the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the season – his second consecutive 1,000-yard season

… he is the first Yellow Jacket to have 1,000-yard seasons in back-to-back seasons

… scored more than one touchdown in a game for the third time this season and the eighth time in his career

… currently has the ninth-best single-season rushing total in Georgia Tech history

… rushed for 100 yards for the sixth time this season – tying for the fifth-most 100-yard games in one season in Tech history

… rushed for 100 yards for the 16th time in his career – tying for the second-most 100-yard games in Tech career history

… his third-quarter touchdown was his ninth of the season and the 27th of his career

… his 27 career touchdowns – all by rushing – tie for the fifth-most touchdowns in Tech history and are the third-most rushing TDs in Tech history

… his third-quarter TD also gave him 162 points scored, tying for 10th on Tech’s all-time career scoring list

… his third-quarter TD also gave him nine touchdowns for the season, tying for the 11th-most single-season rushing TDs in Tech history

… recorded the 600th rushing attempt of his Georgia Tech career (he entered today’s game with 581 carries)


Correy Earls, Fr., WR

… had a career high for receiving yards (previously 21 vs. Virginia)

… had a career-high number of receptions (previously 2 vs. Virginia)

… caught his first career touchdown in the fourth-quarter


Durant Brooks, Sr., P

… had a punt downed at the 1-yard line for the third time this season


James Johnson, Sr., WR

… his first reception today moved him over 1,100 receiving yards for his career and into 16th place on Tech’s all-time career receiving yardage chart


Demaryius Thomas, Fr., WR

… scored his third touchdown of the season – his first when not on the receiving end of a Taylor Bennett pass


Game captains: Tashard Choice, Philip Wheeler, Kevin Tuminello

Coin toss: Georgia Tech won the toss and elected to receive



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