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Sept. 11, 2009

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Georgia Tech’s Win Tonight Gives The Yellow Jackets…

… a 2-0 record overall – Tech begins the season 2-0 for the third straight year and for fifth time in

six years

… four straight victories in Bobby Dodd Stadium and eight wins in their last nine games played at home

… a 1-0 record in ACC play, putting them in a very early tie with Miami (next Thursday’s opponent) for first place in the Coastal Division

… a win in the ACC opener for the second straight year and for the fifth time in the last six seasons

… a 13-14 all-time record in ACC openers

… a 3-3 record vs. Clemson when playing in an ACC opener

… an 11-11 all-time record when playing in an ESPN Thursday Night game

… an ESPN Thursday Night game victory for the third time in the last four seasons

… a 2-0 record vs. Clemson when playing in an ESPN Thursday Night game

… an 11-4 record in two seasons under head coach Paul Johnson

… a 4-2 all-time record when playing on September 10th

… a 48-24-2 all-time record vs. Clemson

… three straight wins and five wins in the last six meetings vs. Clemson

… a record of 42-13-2 vs. Clemson when playing at home and three straight home wins over the Tigers

… an all-time record of 205-133-10 vs. ACC opponents

… an all-time record of 84-34-5 vs. teams from the state of South Carolina

… 17 ACC wins (8 losses) over the last four seasons combined – only Virginia Tech (18 ACC wins) has won more during that span

… a record of 9-5 vs. Atlantic Division teams since divisional play in 2005, including a record of 6-2 at home

… five consecutive wins, dating back to 2007, over Atlantic Division teams

… an all-time record of 431-179-21 in Bobby Dodd Stadium (Tech has more wins in its current home facility than any team in college football)

… an all-time record of 664-446-43 in program history


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

… a 2-0 record for the second straight year – Johnson is actually the first Georgia Tech coach to begin 2-0 in each of his first two seasons since William Alexander in 1920 and 1921 (this note courtesy Jeff Schultz, AJC)

… a record of 11-4 in two seasons at Georgia Tech

… a 2-0 all-time record vs. Clemson

… a record of 118-43 in 13 seasons as a head coach

… a tie with Amos Alonzo Stag and LaVell Edwards for the 8th-most victories in 13 seasons by a head coach

… an 8-1 record in Bobby Dodd Stadium


Team Notes

… two of the 13 longest running plays in Georgia Tech history have come in the last five days – the 82-yard run by Anthony Allen tonight and the 74-yard run on Saturday by Jonathan Dwyer

… Tech’s 21 first-quarter points were its most in a quarter since scoring 26 in the third quarter at Georgia last season (Nov. 28, 2008); it was the most Tech has scored in a first quarter since scoring 28 vs. Samford on Sept. 8, 2007

… Tech’s 21 first-quarter points were its most against Clemson in any quarter since scoring 21 in the first quarter in 1999

… Tech topped 300 yards rushing for the second straight game, and for the fifth straight regular season game dating back to 2008

… Tech has now rushed for 300+ yards in seven of 15 games under Paul Johnson

… Clemson’s 77-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter was the longest touchdown scored, and the longest pass completion, by a Georgia Tech opponent since Oct. 6, 2007 vs. Maryland (Goode from Turner)


Jonathan Dwyer, Jr., RB

… moved into 16th place on Tech’s all-time career all-purpose yardage chart (he entered game with 2,629 career yards)

… his 11th carry tonight was the 300th rushing attempt of his career


Jerrard Tarrant, So., CB

… his 85-yard punt return for a touchdown in the first quarter was…

            … the sixth-longest punt return in Georgia Tech history

            … the longest punt return since 1972 when Randy Rhino returned one 96 yards vs. South Carolina

            … his second straight game returning a punt for a touchdown – he had a 68-yard return for TD on Saturday

               vs. Jacksonville State; prior to Saturday’s return, the last time a Tech player returned a punt for a TD came

               in 2003 by Jonathan Smith

… Tarrant is just the second player in school history to return a punt for a touchdown in back-to-back games. Jonathan Smith

               was the first to accomplish the feat in 2003 against North Carolina and Virginia




Scott Blair, Jr., K

… attempted and completed the first pass of his career – a 34-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas

… converted all three of his field goal attempts and improved to 10-of-10 for his career from inside 30 yards and 16-of-17 from inside 40 yards


Demaryius Thomas, Jr., WR

… extended his streak of catching at least one pass to 18 consecutive games (does not include last year’s Virginia Tech game, which he did not dress for)

… his first-quarter touchdown reception was his first of the season and the eighth of his career

… his 14th receiving yard tonight gave him 1,300 for his career

… his 31st receiving yard tonight gave him 1,317 career yards and moved him past Will Glover into 12th place on Tech’s all-time receiving yards list

… his second reception tonight was the 80th of his career


Josh Nesbitt, Jr., QB

… his first-quarter interception thrown was his first of the season, the eighth of his career; it was the first INT he has thrown in three career games against the Tigers

… threw more than one interception in a game for the first time in his career


Derrick Morgan, Jr., DE

… his third sack, which he got late in the second quarter, gave him a career high – he had 2.0 sacks last week vs. Jacksonville State

… his third sack was his fifth of the season (he had 7.0 sacks all of last season) and the 12th of his career

… his 4.0 tackles for loss (all in the first half) tied a career high

… his fourth tackle for loss gave him 6.5 for the season and 17.5 for his career


Cooper Taylor, So., S

… recorded his first interception of the season and the second of his career


Mario Butler, Jr., CB

… recorded his first interception of the season and the second of his career


Anthony Allen, Jr., RB

… became the first Yellow Jacket this season to rush for more than 100 yards in a game

… his 82-yard touchdown in the first quarter was his second touchdown of the season, his first rushing touchdown of the season

… the 82-yard TD run tied for the seventh-longest running play in Georgia Tech history – just five days ago Jonathan Dwyer had the 12th-longest run in Tech history, also on his first touch of the game

… the 82-yard run was by far the longest of his career; his previous long run was 48 yards in 2007 as a sophomore at Louisville

… eclipsed 1,200 career rushing yards (including two seasons at Louisville)


Roddy Jones, So., AB

… saw his first action of the season

… credited with a forced fumble after a Clemson interception in the first quarter


Cord Howard, Sr., G

… made his 21st consecutive start tonight



Tonight’s Captains

27 Jonathan Malone

77 Dan Voss

60 Brad Sellers

72 Jason Hill


Clemson won the toss and elected to receive.



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