Post-Game Notes

Oct. 17, 2009

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Georgia Tech’s Win Tonight Gives The Yellow Jackets…

… a record of 6-1 overall, the second straight year Tech has started 6-1 (prior to Paul Johnson’s

arrival, Tech was last 6-1 in 1999)

… a four-game winning streak

… six wins or more for the 13th consecutive season

… a guarantee of finishing .500 or better in conference play for the 15th straight season

… a 4-1 record in the ACC and three straight conference victories

… a 4-0 record at home and a six-game home winning streak dating back to last season

… a 2-1 record vs. nationally-ranked teams

… their first win over a top-five ranked team, regardless of site, since Nov. 19, 2005 – a 14-10 win at No. 3 Miami

… an all-time record of 84-152-6 vs. nationally-ranked teams including a 45-70-4 mark at home

… a 3-4 all-time record vs. Virginia Tech

… a 2-2 record vs. the Hokies in Atlanta

… a 32-21-1 all-time record vs. teams from Virginia

… an 8-10 all-time record when playing on October 17th

… a 15-8 record vs. Coastal Division opponents since divisional play began in 2005, including a 9-2 mark at home

… a record of 25-12 in ACC play over the last five seasons (only Virginia Tech has won more league games)

… a 208-134-8 all-time record vs. ACC opponents

… a 5-0 record this season when playing on Saturday and a 4-1 record in night games

… an all-time record of 433-179-21 in Bobby Dodd Stadium

… an all-time record of 668-447-43 in 117 seasons of football

 

Georgia Tech’s Win Tonight Gives Head Coach Paul Johnson

… a record of 15-5 in two seasons at Georgia Tech

… a 122-44 record overall in 13 seasons as a head coach, tying Steve Spurrier and Lloyd Carr for the fifth-most victories in the first 13 seasons as a head coach

… a 10-1 record in Bobby Dodd Stadium

… a 1-1 all-time record vs. Virginia Tech

… a 5-2 record vs. nationally-ranked teams over the last two seasons, including a 4-0 mark at home

 

Team Notes

… Georgia Tech recorded its first win over a top-five ranked team in Bobby Dodd Stadium for the first time since Nov. 17, 1962 – a 7-6 win over No. 1 Alabama

… Georgia Tech had its largest home attendance of the season (54,405)

… Virginia Tech’s 66-yard touchdown run in the third quarter was the longest rush against Georgia Tech this season, the only rushing attempt of 50 yards or more against the Yellow Jackets and the longest against Tech since Sept. 20, 2008 when Mississippi State’s Anthony Dixon ran for 71 yards

… The Yellow Jackets’ 88 yards of total offense in the first half were their fewest in any half since Oct. 11, 2008 when they gained 29 yards in the second half vs. Gardner-Webb;  Tech bounced back with 272 yards in the second half, all on the ground

… After rushing for just 37 yards in the first half (1.8 ypc), Tech ran for 272 yards in the second half (6.5 ypc)

… Tech’s second-quarter pass completion (Nesbitt to Thomas) was the Yellow Jackets’ 10th play of 50 yards or longer this season

… Tech completed just one pass for the second time in the Paul Johnson era;  Tech is now 2-0 in those games, after also winning 45-42 at Georgia in 2008

… Georgia Tech had more punts in the first half (4) than it had in any of the four previous games

… Georgia Tech failed to score in the first quarter for the first time this season; likewise, Virginia Tech failed to score in the first quarter for the first time this season

… Tech’s scoreless first quarter broke a streak on nine consecutive quarters in which the Yellow Jackets had scored

… Jason Peters’ first-quarter interception was Tech’s first by a non-defensive back this season; Morgan Burnett’s second-quarter interception was Tech’s eighth of the season

… 138 consecutive games without returning a kickoff for a touchdown

… 26 consecutive starts by senior guard Cord Howard

Josh Nesbitt, Jr., QB

… topped 100 yards rushing (122) for the second straight week and third time in his career

… Nesbitt is the first Georgia Tech quarterback to rush for over 100 yards in consecutive games

… Nesbitt’s three career 100 yard rushing games is the most in school history (QB Danny Myers had two from 1973-75 and QB Reggie Ball had two from 2003-06)

… Nesbitt now has 1,757 career rushing yards, and is just one yard behind Joe Hamilton (1996-99) for most rushing yards by a Georgia Tech quarterbak

… Nesbitt, who ran for 151 yards against Virginia Tech in 2008, now has 273 yards rushing in two career games against the Hokies

… his third-quarter touchdown run gave him eight rushing TDs on the season, 15 for his career

… has rushed for two touchdowns in a game three times this year, including three last week at Florida State

… his eight rushing touchdowns tie for the second-most single-season rushing TDs ever by a Tech quarterback

… his 15 career rushing touchdowns tie for the third-most by a quarterback in Tech history

… his second touchdown tonight gives him more this season (8) than he had all of last season (7)

… his second touchdown tonight was his third career TD vs. Virginia Tech

… threw his first interception since Sept. 10 (vs. Clemson), his third interception overall this season

… his 42nd rushing yard tonight, the 1,577th of his career, moved him into 18th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list, passing Malcolm King

… his 56th rushing yard tonight, the 1,591st of his career, moved him into 17th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list, passing Cory Collier

… his 65th yard rushing was the 1,600th of his career

… his 67th rushing yard tonight, the 1,602nd of his career, moved him into 16th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list, passing Jimy Lincoln

 

Jonathan Dwyer, Jr., RB

… his 24th rushing yard tonight – the 2,366th of his career – moved him into seventh place on Tech’s all-time career rushing chart, passing C.J. Williams

… his 36th total offense yard gave him 2,378 for his career and moved him past Rick Strom into 20th place on Tech’s all-time career total offense chart

… his 58th rushing yard tonight was the 2,400th of his career

… made his 20th consecutive start

 

Morgan Burnett, Jr., S

… recorded his fourth interception of the season and the 14th of his career

… his 14 career interceptions tie for the second-most in Georgia Tech history (the school record is 16 by Willie Clay from 1988-91)

… his 14 career interceptions tie for the 18th-most in Atlantic Coast Conference history

… made his 20th consecutive start

 

Jason Peters, So., DE

… recorded his first career interception, one week after recording his first career fumble recovery

 

Embry Peeples, So., RB

… had the first kickoff return of his career

 

Demaryius Thomas, Jr., WR

… extended his streak of catching at least one pass to 23 consecutive games (does not include last year’s Virginia Tech game, which he did not dress for) -the 8th-longest streak in Georgia Tech history

… his 29th receiving yard tonight was the 1,834th of his career, moving him past Dez White into sixth place on Tech’s all-time career receiving chart

 

Scott Blair, Jr., K

… his second-quarter PAT gave him 100 career points

 

Marcus Wright, So., RB

… has scored touchdowns – the first two touchdowns of his career – in back-to-back weeks

 

Derrick Morgan, Jr., DE

… his sack at the end of the third quarter gave him 7.5 for the season and 14.5 for his career

… with 14.5 career sacks, he ranks 13th in Georgia Tech history

… his third-quarter sack also gave him 1.5 tackles for loss on the night, a career-high 10.5 for the season and 21.5 for his career

 

Cord Howard, Sr., G

… made his 26th consecutive start tonight

 

Derrick Morgan, Jr., DE

… made his 20th consecutive start

 

Mario Butler, Jr., CB

… made his 20th consecutive start

 

 

Today’s Captains

Derrick Morgan, Josh Nesbitt, Morgan Burnett

 

Georgia Tech won the toss and elected to defer.

 

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