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Nov. 29, 2008

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Georgia Tech’s win today gives the Yellow Jackets

a final regular season record of 9-3, tying the 2006 team and the 2000 team for the most wins in a season over the last 10 years an opportunity to win 10 games in one season for the first time since 1998 consecutive wins to end the regular season for the first time since 2000 a 3-2 record on the road this season at least a tie for the most regular season wins by any ACC team this season an end to their seven-game losing streak vs. Georgia an all-time record of 39-59-5 vs. Georgia including a 14-28-1 mark in Athens and a 12-25-1 record in Sanford Stadium their first win in Sanford Stadium since 2000 a 201-205-23 all-time record vs. SEC teams including a 2-0 record this season a 3-0 record this season against teams nicknamed Bulldogs (Mississippi State, Gardner-Webb, Georgia) a 3-1 record this season vs. nationally-ranked teams – their most wins against ranked teams since 1998 their first road win against a ranked team since beating 11th-ranked Virginia Tech on Sept. 30, 2006 six more regular season wins than what Sports Illustrated projected for Tech in the preseason an all-time record of 6-8-1 when playing on November 29th (four of those wins vs. Georgia) a 3-2 record this season when the opponent scores first an all-time program record of 662-445-43

Georgia Tech’s win today gives head coach Paul Johnson

a 9-3 record in his first season at Georgia Tech a 1-1 all-timerecord vs. Georgia (0-1 while at Georgia Southern) a 116-42 overallrecord in 12 seasons as a head coach the second-most wins ever by acoach in his first 12 seasons as a head coach; only Tom Osborne(118 wins) won more the most wins by a Georgia Tech coach in hisfirst season with the Yellow Jackets the fourth-most overall winsby an ACC coach in his first season at the school

Streaks

143 consecutive games without being shutout 129 consecutivegames without returning a kickoff for a touchdown

Morgan Burnett’s first-quarter INT return for a touchdown was

Burnett’s seventh interception of the season, tying for thefourth-most single-season INTs in Tech history Burnett’s 10thinterception of his career, tying for the 13th-most career INTs inGeorgia Tech history Burnett’s first career touchdown the thirdtime this season Tech has returned an interception for a touchdown,and for the second time in two games (MichaelJohnson had a pick-six last week vs. Miami and Dominique Reese had one at Clemson) Georgia Tech’s 18thinterception this season; last year the Yellow Jackets had fiveINTs for the entire season

Jonathan Dwyer’s third-quarter 60-yard touchdown run was

Tech’s fourth-longest (and Dwyer’s fourth-longest) rush of theseason Dwyer’s 12th rush this season of 30 yards or more GeorgiaTech’s 22nd touchdown drive of 3:00 or less, 15th TD drive of 2:00or less, 8th of 1:00 or less and 20th of five plays or less

Dwyer’s second touchdown run of the third quarter was

his 12th rushing touchdown of the season, tying four playersfor the fifth-most single-season rushing TDs in Tech history his13th overall touchdown of the season his 21st career rushingtouchdown, tying David Sims for the seventh-most career rushing TDsin Tech history his 222nd career touchdown overall

Dwyer and Nesbitt both went over 100 yards rushing

Georgia Tech had two 100-yard rushers in a game for the firsttime since Sept. 8, 2007 vs. Samford when Dwyer (138) and Choice(110) the third time two Georgia Tech players have rushed for 100yards in a game vs. Georgia – also 1984 (Robert Lavette 109,Malcolm King 104) and 1952 (Glenn Turner 115, Bill Teas 110); allthree performances have come in Athens Dwyer and Jones rushed for100 yards for the 17th and 18th time by a Tech player in its longhistory with Georgia The combined rushing yards (357) for Dwyer(144) and Jones (213) was the second most in Tech history by twoplayers in the same game. Only Eddie Lee Ivery, who rushed for aTech record 356 yards vs. Air Force in 1978, and Ray Friday, with115 yards, combined for more.

Notes

Drought breakers – each of the last three times Georgia has wonsix or more straight games in the series, Tech has broken thestreak with a win in Athens (35-18 in 1984, 21-19 in 1998 and 45-42this year). Yellow Jacket junior linebacker Shane Bowen, who was expected to make his first start of theseason today; was ruled out when it was found that he has adisplaced cervical vertebrae. The injury was discovered on aroutine check-up of his shoulder, which was operated on prior tospring practice. Georgia Tech played its fourth consecutivenationally-ranked opponent for just the second time in schoolhistory (also 1959) Since electing permanent captains (Richard,Johnson and Gardner, with the injured Gardner later replaced byVance Walker), Georgia Tech has won six consecutive coin tossesAfter not allowing a first quarter touchdown in games 1-7, GeorgiaTech has allowed a first-quarter TD three times in the last fourgames; Georgia took the least amount of time (3:20) to score a TDagainst the Jackets this season Georgia Tech failed on a PAT forthe third time this season Tech allowed 14 first-half points forjust the third time this season; Georgia’s 21 points tied for themost by a Tech opponent in any half this season (UNC had 21 pointsin the second half) Georgia Tech failed on a two-point conversionfor the first time this season (1-for-2 on the year) Prior totoday, Tech had not allowed a pass completion longer than 39 yardsGeorgia’s 28 first-half points were the most in one half by aYellow Jacket opponent since Georgia scored 34 in the first half onNov. 30, 2002 Prior to today, Tech had not allowed more than 299yards passing in one game – Georgia had 271 passing yards in thefirst half alone Georgia’s fourth touchdown of the first halfresulted from a scoring drive of less than one minute (38 seconds)- just the second time this season a Tech opponent has produced ascoring drive of less than 60 seconds Roddy Jones’ third-quartertouchdown run marked Georgia Tech’s eighth scoring drive thisseason of longer than five minutes When Tech attempted its thirdtwo-point conversion of the day, it marked the first time sinceNov. 10, 2001 (vs. Virginia) that the Yellow Jackets attemptedthree in one game Tech scored 35-plus points against Georgia forthe first time since scoring 51 against the Bulldogs, in theovertime game of 1999 The 35 points surrendered by Georgia Techwere the most allowed in a victory by the Yellow Jackets since thesame game. Tech rushed for more than 400 yards in the secondstraight game (had 472 vs. Miami, 413 today) Tech’s five rushing TDtoday gave the Jackets 32 for the season, tying the school recordset by the 1952 team and tied by the 1975 team.

Roddy Jones, Fr., A-Back

became the third Tech back to rush for 200 yards againstGeorgia – Jerry Mays had 207 in 1989 in Atlanta, Robert Lavette 203in 1982 in Athens his 16.4 yards-per-carry average today was aschool record for a single game, beating the 13.7 average achievedby Eddie Lee Ivery in his 356-yard game at Air Force in 1978 (26attempts). Jones ran the ball 13 times. rushed for a touchdown forthe third time this season (his fourth touchdown overall)

Jonathan Dwyer, So., B-Back

went over 100 yards rushing, tying the school record with hisninth 100-yard rushing game of the season rushed for 100 yards forthe fourth consecutive game rushed for 100 yards for the 10th timein his career, tying C.J. Williams for the seventh-most career100-yard rushing games in Tech history his 25th rushing yard today- his 1,209th of the season – passed Robert Lavette for thesixth-most single-season rushing yards in Georgia Tech history

Demaryius Thomas, So., WR

has caught at least one pass in every game he has played inthis season (he did not play at Virginia Tech because of aconcussion)

Austin Barrick, OT

had his first career rushing attempt

Lucas Cox, So., RB

recorded his third rushing touchdown of the season – his thirdrushing TD over the last four games

Vance Walker, Sr., DT

returned to action after missing last Thursday’s game vs. Miami(ankle injury)

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