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Georgia Tech Vs. Boston College Post-Game Notes

Sept. 6, 2008

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Georgia Tech Postgame Notes

September 6, 2008 vs. Boston College

Georgia Tech’s win today gives the Yellow Jackets…

… a record of 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the ACC

… a 1-0 record on the road and three straight road wins dating back to last season (wins at Miami and Duke)

… a 2-0 record to start the season for the fourth time in five years

… a 12-14 record in ACC openers and four wins in their last five ACC openers

… an 12-4 record in the ACC’s Coastal Division (division play began in 2005), including a 7-3 mark on the road

… first place in the ACC standings (OK, so it’s the first conference game of the year; the next ACC game is next Saturday: NC State at Clemson)

… a 12-5 record in ACC play over the last three seasons combined – only Virginia Tech (13-3) has won more league games over that span

… a 5-2 all-time record vs. Boston College

… a 3-0 record vs. the Eagles in Chestnut Hill

… a 2-2 all-time record on September 6th

… an all-time record of 655-442-43 all-time in 116 years of football

… 200 all-time wins against teams currently in the ACC (200-130-8)

Georgia Tech’s win today gives head coach Paul Johnson

… the distinction of being the first-ever Georgia Tech coach to win in his first ACC game

… a record of 2-0 overall in his first season at Georgia Tech

… a record of 109-39 in 12 seasons overall as a head coach

… a 1-2 all-time record vs. Boston College

… a 17-11 record in road games over the last season seasons (Navy and Georgia Tech)

Streaks…

… 132 consecutive games without being shutout

… 120 consecutive games without returning a kickoff for a touchdown

… 41 consecutive games started by senior offensive tackle Andrew Gardner

… 7 consecutive games the Georgia Tech defense has not allowed a first-quarter touchdown (Duke did score a TD 6 games ago, but that came on a fumble return)

Notes

… Georgia Tech wore all-white uniforms for the first time since the 2002 Silicon Valley Bowl (Dec. 30, 2002 vs. Fresno State)

… Tech’s first scoring drive of the game – a first-quarter TD by Josh Nesbitt – was its first scoring drive of the season of more than three minutes

… Boston College is the first Tech opponent to kick three field goals in one half since Virginia kicked three in the first half on Nov. 22, 2003

… Georgia Tech had more turnovers in the first half (3) than it did in the entire previous game (2)

… More Georgia Tech players have recorded an interception this season (3- Burnett<2>, Butler and Reid) than all of last season (only Burnett and Word-Daniels had INTs last season)

… Tech already has four interceptions this season; last year the Jackets have five INTs for the entire year

… Tech recorded its first safety since Dec. 21, 2004 when Darryl Richard had one vs. Syracuse

Darryl Richard, Sr., DT

… started for the 32nd time and for the 17th consecutive time

… recovered a fumble for the first time this season, the second time in his career

Vance Walker, Sr., DT

… Made his 19th career start and 15th consecutive start

Tony Clark, Sr., LB

… made his first career start and recorded his first career sack

… caused a fumble for the third time in the last two seasons combined and for the third time in his career

Jonathan Dwyer, So., B-Back

… had a career-long kickoff return of 52 yards in the second quarter; his previous career-high was 35 yards

… the 52-yard kickoff return was Tech’s sixth-longest of the 2000s

… rushed for more than 100 yards for the second consecutive game

Josh Nesbitt, So., QB

… his first-quarter touchdown was his third rushing touchdown of the season

Morgan Burnett, So., S

… had a career-high number of tackles (previous high was 7 vs. Fresno State in the bowl game last year)

Mario Butler, So, CB

… recorded his first career interception in the third quarter

Scott Blair, So., K/P

… recorded the first field goal of his career in the third quarter (he was 0-for-2 in the season opener)

Tony Clark, Sr., LB

… made his first career start today while playing in his 27th career game

Sedric Griffin, Jr., LB

… made his first career start today while playing in his 37th career game

Steven Sylvester, Fr., LB

… the true freshman saw his first career action today

Rashaad Reid, Fr., DB

… recorded his first career interception

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