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Post-Game Notes

Sept. 4, 2010

Note to fans from athletic director Dan Radakovich:

“We apologize that some of our fans had trouble entering the stadium today. A late arriving crowd

coupled with our new security company and increased security measures resulted in a delay getting

through the gates and into their seats. We feel confident this issue has been addressed and will be rectified for all

future games.”


Georgia Tech’s Win Today Gives The Yellow Jackets…

… a record of 1-0 overall, 0-0 in the ACC, 1-0 at home

… a 21-7 record in three seasons under head coach Paul Johnson

… a 12-2 record at home under Johnson

… a 13-0 record under Johnson when scoring more than 30 points

… an 18-0 record under Johnson when leading after three quarters

… a 1-0 all-time record vs. South Carolina State and a 1-0 mark against teams in the MEAC

… four consecutive victories in season openers

… four consecutive victories in home openers

… a 3-0 all-time record when playing on September 4th

… an all-time record of 435-180-21 in Bobby Dodd Stadium (Tech has won more games in its current home facility than any team in college football)

… 90 victories over the last 11 seasons combined

… an all-time record of 674-449-43 in 118 seasons of football



… 160 consecutive games without being shut out (last time: Oct. 18, 1997 vs. Florida State)

… 146 consecutive games without returning a kickoff for a touchdown (last time: Oct. 31, 1998 at Maryland)

… 28 consecutive starts by senior cornerback Mario Butler


Team Notes

… Today’s attendance (51,668) was more than 5,000 larger than the 2009 season opener (46,131)

… Tech rushed for 300 yards for the 13th time in 28 games under Paul Johnson

… Tech has scored more than 30 points in four consecutive season openers

… No true freshmen started today, but at least five saw action – S Isaiah Johnson, OLB Jeremiah Attaochu, AB B.J. Bostic, DB Fred Holton and CB Louis Young

… Tech has scored at least one rushing touchdown in 26 of 28 games under Paul Johnson

… Tech had six players who rushed for at least 30 yards

… Tech was 10-for-14 on third and fourth down conversion attempts


Joshua Nesbitt, Sr., QB

… has rushed for touchdowns in season openers in 2008, 2009 and 2010

… has rushed for two or more touchdowns in a game eight times in his career

… has rushed for three touchdowns in a game three times in his career (also vs. Florida State and Virginia Tech last season)

… made his 26th career start

… his 31st rushing yard was the 2,100th of his career (10th in Tech history)

… he has five career 100-yard rushing games

… his 130 yards rushing were the third-most in his career


Nesbitt’s third rushing touchdown today gave him…

… a tie for a career high

… six career rushing touchdowns in season openers

… 28 career rushing touchdowns, tying Tashard Choice for the fourth-most in Tech history

… 28 career touchdowns overall, tying Choice and Jerry Mays for the fifth-most in Tech history

… 170 career points, the 10th-most in Tech history


Roddy Jones, Jr., AB

… made his 27th career start (second on the team behind Mario Butler)

… his second rushing touchdown of the day gave him nine career rushing TDs

… tied a career high with two rushing touchdowns (also 2 at Georgia in 2008)


Scott Blair, Sr., K

… played in his team-high 41st career game

… entered today’s game having made 41 consecutive extra points, and now has extended that streak to 46

… Blair’s streak remains alive as the botched PAT in the second quarter was a “team” attempt

… his second made PAT today gave him 159 career points, which ties for the 14th-most in Tech history and the fifth-most points by kicking in Tech history


Mario Butler, Sr., CB

… made his 28th consecutive start and played in his 40th career game


Kevin Cone, Sr., WR

… recovered the opening on-side kick


Tevin Washington, So., QB

… saw his first action since the 2009 season opener


Stephen Hill, So., WR

… his second reception tied a career high


Orwin Smith, So., AB

… had career highs for rushing attempts, rushing yards and longest rush


David Sims, rFr., QB

… had 34 yards rushing on three attempts in his first career game



Today’s Captains

Brad Jefferson (permanent), Joshua Nesbitt (permanent), Sean Bedford and Mario Butler

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