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Post-Game Notes

Sept. 26, 2009

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Georgia Tech’s Win Today Gives The Yellow Jackets…

… a record of 3-1 overall and 2-1 in the ACC

… a 3-1 record to start the season for the fourth time in the last five season (Tech was 2-2 in 2007)

… a 2-1 ACC record for the second straight year

… should Miami lose at Virginia Tech today, a tie with the Hurricanes for first place in the ACC Coastal Division

… a 1-1 record vs. nationally-ranked teams this season, 4-2 over the last two seasons

… three straight home wins vs. nationally-ranked teams

… a record of 83-152-6 all-time against ranked opponents including a mark of 44-70-4 at home

… a 24-18-3 all-time record vs. North Carolina, including a 16-7 record in Atlanta

… 10 wins in their last 12 meetings with the Tar Heels

… six straight wins against the Tar Heels in Bobby Dodd Stadium

… a record of 14-8 vs. Coastal Division opponents, including an 8-2 mark at home, since divisional play began in 2005

… an 18-10 record in ACC play over the last four seasons combined, tying Virginia Tech for the most wins during that span (Virginia Tech can break that tie with a win today and the Hokies have fewer losses)

… a 123-67-4 all-time record against teams from the state of North Carolina

… a 10-2-1 all-time record when playing on September 26th

… a 206-134-10 all-time record against teams in the ACC

… an all-time record of 432-179-21 in Bobby Dodd Stadium

… an all-time record of 665-447-43 in 117 seasons of football


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

… a 4-2 record vs. nationally-ranked teams over the last two seasons

… a 1-1 all-time record vs. North Carolina

… a record of 12-5 in two seasons at Georgia Tech

… a record of 119-44 in 13 seasons as a head coach

… the 8th-most wins by a head coach in his first 13 seasons, passing Amos Alonzo Stagg and LaVell Edwards

… a 9-1 record in Bobby Dodd Stadium


Team Notes

… Tech held North Carolina to 154 yards, the Yellow Jackets’ eighth-best performance in an ACC game

… Tech had 42:06 time of possession, it’s most since Sept. 14, 1996 against Wake Forest (42:10)

… Tech held UNC to 44 total plays, the fewest allowed to an opponent since at least 1990

… Tech produced more than 300 yards total offense for the third time in four games

… Tech missed two field goals in one game for the first time since last year’s UNC game (Nov. 8, 2008)

… Georgia Tech held an opponent scoreless in a half for the first time since Oct. 11, 2008 vs. Gardner-Webb

… North Carolina’s 52 yards of total offense were the fewest in a half by a Tech opponent since Oct. 4, 2008 when Duke had 49 yards in the first half

… in the first quarter, the Tech defense held North Carolina to eight yards on nine plays

… North Carolina got its first first-down with 9:58 remaining in the second quarter

… Tech has outscored opponents 48-7 in the first quarter this season

Stephen Hill (WR) and Julian Burnett (LB) became the first true freshmen to start a game for Tech this season

… Four players – Stephen Hill (Fr., WR), Logan Walls (So., DT), Anthony Egbuniwe (Jr., DE), Julian Burnett (Fr., LB) – all made their first career start today

… 135 consecutive games without returning a kickoff for a touchdown

… 23 consecutive starts by senior guard Cord Howard


Jonathan Dwyer, Jr., RB

… rushed for more than 100 yards for the 11th time in his career (the first time this season), tying Joe Burns for the sixth-most 100-yard rushing games in Yellow Jacket history

… has rushed for 315 yards against North Carolina in the last two seasons

… needed just one rushing yard today to become the 10th player in Georgia Tech history with 2,000 career rushing yards

… his 28th yard today – the 2,027th yard of his career – moved him past William Bell (1989-93) into ninth place on Georgia Tech’s all-time career rushing list. Dwyer now has 2,157 career rushing yards

… his fourth-quarter touchdown was his third rushing touchdown of the season and the 24th of his career

… his 24 career rushing touchdowns stands alone as the fourth-most in Georgia Tech history

… it was also his 25th career touchdown overall (1 by receiving) – the ninth-most in Tech history

… eclipsed 150 career points today, one of just 17 players in Tech history to do so




Morgan Burnett, Jr., S

… recorded his second and third interceptions of the season, and now has 13 in his career

… his 13 career interceptions tie for the fourth-most in Georgia Tech history, three behind the school record of 16 held by Willie Clay


Roddy Jones, So., AB

… recorded his first touchdown of the season, his fifth career rushing touchdown and his sixth career touchdown overall


Stephen Hill, Fr., WR

… made his first career start today

… made his first career reception

… became the first wide receiver, other than Demaryius Thomas, to make a reception this season


Demaryius Thomas, Jr., WR

… extended his streak of catching at least one pass to 20 consecutive games (does not include last year’s Virginia Tech game, which he did not dress for) – ties for the 8th-longest streak in Georgia Tech history


Josh Nesbitt, Jr., QB

… had a career-high 32 carries

… his 55th yard rushing was the 1,300th of his career

… moved past Rodney Lee, Phillip Rogers, Charlie Rogers and Sean Gregory into 25th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list


Logan Walls, So., DT

… made his first career start today


Anthony Egbuniwe, Jr., DE

… made his first career start today


Julian Burnett, Fr., LB

… made his first career start today


Tyler Morgan, Fr., LS

… saw his first career action today and recorded a solo tackle on special teams

… became the seventh true freshman to see action this season – the first non-scholarship true freshman to do so


Cord Howard, Sr., G

… made his 23rd consecutive start tonight


Derrick Morgan, Jr., DE

… recorded his fifth career fumble recovery (he had four last season)

… recorded half a sack, and now has 5.5 sacks this season (Morgan was leading the ACC in sacks entering today’s game)



Today’s Captains

Derrick Morgan, Josh Nesbitt, Morgan Burnett


North Carolina won the toss and elected to receive (Tech has lost all four coin tosses this season)



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