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Post-Game Notes

Oct. 4, 2009

Georgia Tech Postgame Notes
October 3, 2009 vs. Mississippi State

Georgia Tech’s Win Today Gives The Yellow Jackets…
… a record of 4-1 overall (2-1 in the ACC)
… a 4-1 record to start the season for the third time in four years
… a 2-0 record in non-conference games and six straight regular season wins in

Non-conference games
… a 1-1 record on the road
… a 4-0 all-time record against Mississippi State
… a 3-1 record vs. SEC teams over the last two seasons combined
… a 202-207-24 all-time record vs. SEC teams
… a 1-0 all-time record when playing in the state of Mississippi
… a 13-2 all-time record when playing on October 3rd
… a 3-0 record this season against unranked teams
… an all-time record of 666-447-43 in 117 seasons of football

Georgia Tech’s Win Today Gives Head Coach Paul Johnson
… a record of 13-5 in two seasons at Georgia Tech
… a record of 120-44 in 13 seasons as a head coach (the 8th-most wins by a head coach in his first 13 seasons)
… a 2-0 record vs. Mississippi State
… a 3-1 record vs. SEC opponents over the last two seasons

Team Notes
… Georgia Tech has scored at least 30 points in a game three times this season; Tech scored a season high tonight
… Tech had a season-high 266 passing yards tonight
… Tech’s time of possession over the last two games: 78:09 to 41:51
… Tech produced more than 400 yards of total offense for the fourth time in five games this season
… Mississippi State’s fourth lost fumble was the most by a Tech opponent since Jan. 4, 2004 when Tulsa lost six fumbles in the Humanitarian Bowl
… Georgia Tech’s fumble return for a touchdown was its first since Oct. 6, 2007 when Darrell Robertson recovered a Maryland fumble and returned it 32 yards for a touchdown
… Tech’s fumble return for a touchdown was its third non-offensive touchdown of the season, tying last year’s total for the season
… Georgia Tech’s lost fumble with 5:21 left in the second quarter was its first turnover since 14:03 remaining in the Clemson game – that’s more than 158 minutes without a turnover
… Georgia Tech has outscored opponents 62-14 in the first quarter this season
… Tech has outscored opponents 96-48 in the first half this season
… Tech was 2-of-2 on fourth-down attempts in the first half; it entered the game 2-of-4 on the season
Stephen Hill became the first true freshman to score for Georgia Tech this season
… 136 consecutive games without returning a kickoff for a touchdown
… 24 consecutive starts by senior guard Cord Howard
… MSU’s Anthony Dixon is the first player this season to rush for 100 yards against the Yellow Jackets

Mississippi State’s Kickoff Return For A Touchdown In The First Quarter…
… was the first against Georgia Tech since Nov. 4, 2006 when NC State’s Darrell Blackman returned one 95 yards
… just the second touchdown Georgia Tech has allowed in the first quarter this season
… was the eighth kickoff return for a touchdown against Georgia Tech over the last 20 seasons

Jonathan Dwyer, Jr., RB
… his first-quarter touchdown was his third rushing touchdown of the season and the 24th of his career (fourth-most in Tech history)
… his first-quarter TD was his 25th career touchdown overall (ninth-most in Tech history) and put him over 150 career points, ranking 16th in Tech history
… made his 18th consecutive start
… had his first turnover of the season
… his 43rd yard rushing was the 2,200th of his career

Morgan Burnett, Jr., S
… recorded his second career fumble recovery, his first since his freshman season of 2007
… made his 18th consecutive start

Jerrard Tarrant, So., CB/PR
… his second-quarter fumble return for a touchdown was Tech’s first since Oct. 6, 2007 vs. Maryland
… his fumble return was the longest fumble return for a TD by a Yellow Jacket since Nov. 21, 1998 vs. Wake Forest (90 yards)
… scored his third touchdown of the season (2 on punt returns, 1 on a fumble return)
… recorded the first fumble recovery of his career

Demaryius Thomas, Jr., WR
… extended his streak of catching at least one pass to 21 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
… recorded his third 100-yard receiving game of the season – tying for the eighth-most single-season 100-yard games in Tech history
… recorded his fifth career 100-yard receiving game – tying Kerry Watkins for the seventh-most in Tech history
… his fourth reception was the 94th of his career, moving him past Nate Curry and Greg Lester into 13th place on Tech’s all-time list
… eclipsed 1,600 and 1,700 career receiving yards (entered tonight with 1,547)
… his sixth reception gave him 157 yards on the night (early in the third quarter), which gave him 1,714 for his career, ranking eighth in Georgia Tech history for career receiving yards
… caught a touchdown pass for the third time this season and the 10th time in his career
… his 10th career touchdown reception tied him for the 11th-most in Tech history

Josh Nesbitt, Jr., QB
… had a career high for passing yards (previously 150 vs. LSU last season)
… threw his third touchdown pass of the season, which equals the number he threw as a freshman and sophomore combined; he now has six career passing touchdowns
… his 58th yard rushing was the 1,400th of his career

Roddy Jones, So., RB
… his second-quarter touchdown run was his second of the season, the sixth of his career

Anthony Egbuniwe, Jr., DE
… made a full sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the first quarter

Brad Jefferson, Jr., LB
… recorded the first two forced fumbles of his career – both coming in the first half

Cord Howard, Sr., G
… made his 24th consecutive start tonight

Derrick Morgan, Jr., DE
… made his 18th consecutive start
… recorded his sixth career fumble recovery and his second fumble recovery in as many games

Mario Butler, Jr., CB
… made his 18th consecutive start

Tyler Melton, So., WR
… saw his first action of the season after recovering from a knee injury
… made his first start in nearly a year, since Oct. 18, 2008 at Clemson; it was his eighth career start tonight

Stephen Hill, Fr., WR
… scored his first career touchdown tonight on a first-quarter rushing attempt

T.J. Barnes, r-Fr., DT
… recorded his first career tackle for loss

Today’s Captains
Derrick Morgan, Josh Nesbitt, Morgan Burnett

Mississippi State won the toss and elected to receive. (Georgia Tech has lost all five coin tosses this season)

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