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Post-Game Notes

Nov. 29, 2009

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Georgia Tech’s Loss Tonight Gives The Yellow Jackets…

… a record of 10-2 overall heading into next Saturday’s Dr. Pepper ACC Championship Game

… a 39-60-5 all-time record vs. Georgia

… a 26-32-4 all-time record vs. Georgia when playing in Atlanta

… five consecutive home losses to the Bulldogs

… a final record of 5-1 at home, missing out on their chance for their first undefeated home season since 1999

… a 2-1 record vs. the SEC this season, 4-2 over the last two seasons, 203-208-24 all-time

… an 80-47 record (.629) in the 2000s

… an end to their eight-game winning streak (which tied for the fifth-longest in school history)

… a 19-6 record over the last two seasons combined

… a 6-10 all-time record when playing on November 28th, including a 3-9 record vs. Georgia

… an 8-1 record vs. unranked teams

… an 8-1 record when playing on Saturdays and a 5-2 mark in night games

… an end to their seven-game home winning streak; first home loss since Oct. 25, 2008 vs. Virginia

… an all-time record of 434-180-21 at Bobby Dodd Stadium

… an all-time record of 672-448-43 in 117 seasons of football


Georgia Tech’s Loss Tonight Gives Head Coach Paul Johnson…

… a record of 19-6 in two seasons at Georgia Tech

… a 126-45 record overall in 13 seasons as a head coach, one win shy of tying Tom Osborne for the most wins in the first 13 seasons of a head coaching career

… a 1-2 all-time record vs. Georgia, including a 1-1 mark while at Tech

… a 12-1 all-time record in the final game of the regular season



Team Notes

… Georgia is the first team to rush for 300 yards against Tech since West Virginia ran for 311 yards on Jan. 1, 2007 (Gator Bowl)

… Caleb King’s 75-yard touchdown run was the longest rushing attempt allowed by the Yellow Jackets this season – the longest since Sept. 14, 2002 when Clemson’s Derric Hamilton ran 77 yards for a TD against Tech

… When Tech trailed 17-3 in the second quarter, it marked its largest deficit since losing 33-17 at Miami on Sept. 17

… When Jaybo Shaw threw a second-quarter interception, it marked just Tech’s second INT over the last five games combined

… Prior to tonight, the most rushing yards Tech had allowed for one opponent individual was 106 yards by Mississippi State’s Anthony Dixon

… When Tech went scoreless in the first quarter, it marked just the seventh time the Jackets have been shut out in a quarter this season

… Tech has been outscored 17-7 in the first quarter over the last two games combined, but for the season, the Jackets are outscoring opponents 103-62 in the first quarter

… Tech has trailed at some point in each of its last seven games, and in nine of 12 games this season

… Tech broke the ACC single-season record for rushing yards; the Jackets needed 98 yards to break the record of 3,552 they set last season

… Tech added to its ACC record for the most touchdowns scored in one season; the Yellow Jackets entered tonight’s game with an ACC record 41 touchdowns

… 157 consecutive games without being shut out

… 143 consecutive games without returning a kickoff for a touchdown

… 31 consecutive starts by senior guard Cord Howard

Jonathan Dwyer, Jr., RB

… his sixth rushing yard gave him 1,209 for the season, passing Robert Lavette for the seventh-most single-season rushing yards in Tech history

… made his 25th consecutive start


Dwyer’s first rushing touchdown tonight gave him…

… 33 career rushing touchdowns – the second-most in Tech history

… 34 career touchdowns overall, tying Joe Burns for the second-most career TDs in Tech history

… 206 career points, tying Joe Burns for the fifth-most career points in Tech history

… 12 rushing touchdowns this season, matching last season’s total and tying for the sixth-most single-season rushing TDs in Tech history



Josh Nesbitt, Jr., QB

… his 20th rushing yard gave him 867 for the season, passing Robert Lavette (1981) for the 19th-most single-season rushing yards in Tech history

… his 21st yard rushing was the 1,900th of his career

… his third rushing attempt gave him 221 on the season, passing Joe Burns (2000) for the 10th-most single-season attempts in Tech history


Derrick Morgan, Jr., DE

… registered his first career caused fumble, and then recorded the second of his career in the third quarter

… made his 25th consecutive start


Morgan Burnett, Jr., S

… made his 25th consecutive start


Stephen Sylvester, So., LB

… recorded his first career fumble recovery


Marcus Wright, So., RB


 Demaryius Thomas, Jr., WR

… went over 1,000 receiving yards on the season (entered the game with 950); now has the fourth-most single-season receiving yards in Tech history

… recorded his fourth 100-yard receiving game of the season and the sixth of his career (7th-most in Tech history)

… extended his streak of catching at least one pass to 28 consecutive games (does not include last year’s Virginia Tech game, which he did not dress for) – the fifth-longest streak in Tech history

… his first reception gave him 114 for his career, tying Robert lavette for the ninth-most career receptions in Tech history

… his second reception gave him 115 for his career, tying Bobby Rodriguez and Jerry Mays for the seventh-most career receptions in Tech history

… his 65th receiving yard gave him 2,200 for his career

… his third reception gave him 116 for his career, passing Bobby Rodriguez and Jerry Mays for seventh place on Tech’s all-time career receptions list

… his 104th receiving yard gave him 2,239 for his career, passing Jonathan Smith for the fifth-most single-season receiving yards in Tech history


Thomas’ 76-yard TD reception in the third quarter was…

… his longest reception of the season

… his eighth reception this season of 50 yards or longer

… his third reception this season of 70 yards or longer

… his seventh touchdown of the season

… his 14th career touchdown reception, tying for the sixth-most in Georgia Tech history


Scott Blair, Jr., K

… his 42-yard field goal in the second quarter was the second-longest of his career; it was his 22nd career field goal (on 34 attempts)

… missed a field goal attempt for the first time since the Sept. 26 North Carolina game; he had made three straight before missing in the first quarter


Daniel McKayhan, r-Fr., WR

… had his first career kickoff return


Cord Howard, Sr., G

… made his 31st consecutive start


Mario Butler, Jr., CB

… made his 25th consecutive start


Sedric Griffin, Sr., LB

… played in his 49th career game




Today’s Captains

Derrick Morgan, Josh Nesbitt, Morgan Burnett

Georgia won the toss and elected to receive.


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