Sept. 30, 2006
Calvin Johnson’s first quarter touchdown catches are the 19th and 20th of his career.
Johnson had exactly 100 yards in the first half, the ninth 100-yard game of his career.
With 176 yards passing on the day, Reggie Ball topped the 7,000-yard mark for his career. He now has 7,076.
James Johnson’s 59-yard reception on the first play of the game is the longest reception of his career. He caught a 55-yard TD pass vs. Troy earlier this season.
Troy Garside partially blocked a Virginia Tech punt in the first quarter, the Yellow Jackets’ first blocked punt since Xavier McGuire got one against Syracuse in the 2004 Champs Sports Bowl. Garside is a reserve placekicker.
Tech scored 21 points in the first quarter, its highest scoring first half since scoring 21 against Syracuse in the Champs Sports Bowl.
With 8 points, Travis Bell raised his career total to 167 points, moving into 8th place in Tech history in career scoring and sole possession of fourth place in career points by kicking.
Gary Guyton’s 38-yard fumble return for touchdown is Tech’s third defensive score of the season. The Jackets also returned two interceptions for touchdowns, both against Samford.
Tashard Choice had 105 yards rushing, the second most yards in a game for his career and the second time topping 100 yards on the ground. Choice also scored two touchdowns rushing for the third time in his career.
This is the seventh win over a nationally-ranked opponent under head coach Chan Gailey. This is the first win over a ranked opponent since Tech defeated third-ranked Miami, 14-10, at the Orange Bowl. Six of the seven victories have been on the road.
Twenty-eight times in 55 games under defensive coordinator Jon Tenuta, Georgia Tech has held its opponent under 100 yards rushing, and the Jackets are 21-7 in those games.