Nov. 20, 2005
Georgia Tech’s victory on Saturday night at third-ranked Miami marks the highest ranked opponent Tech has defeated since toppling top-ranked Virginia in Charlottesville in 1990. The win was Tech’s second on the road against a ranked opponent in 2005 (No. 15 Auburn on Sept. 3).
With his first quarter sack, Eric Henderson became Georgia Tech’s career leader in tackles for loss. Henderson entered the game with 57 tackles for loss, tied with his former teammate Greg Gathers (1999-02). Henderson also had another tackle for loss in the second quarter to raise his career total to 59.
Tech held Miami to 30 yards rushing on 30 carries, marking the fewest yards gained on the ground against the Jackets this season. For the 24th time in 47 games under defensive coordinator Jon Tenuta, the Jackets allowed less than 100 yards rushing.
The Hurricanes tallied just 237 total yards in the game, the second fewest allowed by Tech in 2005 (Connecticut – 196).
Ben Arndt punted nine times, averaging 40.3 yards per kick, and blasted a 78-yard punt late in the fourth quarter, a career long, and the fifth-longest punt in school history.
Henderson now has 25 career sacks. He ranks fourth in Tech history, trailing Gathers (31), Coleman Rudolph (28.5) and Marco Coleman (27.5).
Georgia Tech completes its ACC schedule with a record of 5-3 in league play, marking its best league record since finishing 6-2 in 2000.
With 89 yards receiving, Calvin Johnson raised his career total to 1,683 yards and moved into seventh place in Tech history after just 22 games.
Tashard Choice made his first career start at tailback, subbing for injured P.J. Daniels (sternum). His first-half touchdown was his team-leading sixth of the season. Choice carried a season-high 29 times in the game, most by a Tech back this season.
Dennis Davis’ fourth quarter interception marked his second of the season, and the 18th by the Jackets in 2005.
Tech held Miami to one third-down conversion in 14 attempts on the evening,