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Post-Game Notes

Nov. 20, 2010

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Georgia Tech’s Win Today Gives The Yellow Jackets…

… a record of 6-5 overall and 4-4 in the ACC

… bowl-eligibility for the 14th consecutive season

… at least a .500 record in conference play for the 16th consecutive season

… an end to their three-game losing streak

… at least a tie for third place in the Coastal Division

… a record of 26-12 in three seasons under head coach Paul Johnson, including a 16-8 mark in ACC games

… a 15-4 record at home under Johnson

… a winning record at home for the sixth straight season

… an all-time record vs. Duke of 47-30-1

… a 3-0 record vs. Duke under Paul Johnson

… seven consecutive wins over the Blue Devils and 15 wins in the last 16 meetings

… eight consecutive wins over the Blue Devils at Bobby Dodd Stadium

… a 20-10 record vs. Coastal Division opponents, including an 11-3 mark at home, since divisional play began in 2005

… a 216-137-8 all-time record vs. ACC opponents

… a 128-68-4 all-time record against teams from North Carolina

… a 6-2 all-time record when playing on November 20th

… a 6-4 record in November under Paul Johnson

… 17 wins over the last two seasons combined, tying for the 10th-most wins over a two-year span in Tech history

… 26 wins over the last three seasons combined, tying for the seventh-most wins over a three-year span in Tech history

… 33 wins over the last four seasons combined, tying for the ninth-most wins over a four-year span in Tech history

… an all-time record of 438-182-21 in Bobby Dodd Stadium

… an all-time record of 679-454-43 in 118 seasons of football



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

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

… 38 consecutive starts by senior cornerback Mario Butler


Team Notes

… Tech rushed for 320 yards, topping 300 for the seventh time in 2010 and for the 19th time under head coach Paul Johnson

… Tech has scored at least 30 points in five of the last six meetings with Duke

… In each of the last two Tech-Duke games played in Atlanta, the Jackets have scored on a play of longer than 80 yards – the 85-yard INT return today by Mario Butler, and in 2008 an 88-yard TD pass from Jaybo Shaw to Demaryius Thomas

… Over the last 25 seasons, Tech has scored on plays (including all returns) of 85 yards or longer 16 times – five have come against Duke

… Tech had a 100-yard rusher in a game for the ninth time this season

… Tech has trailed at some point in eight of 11 games this season

… Will Snyderwine’s 52-yard field goal was the longest by a Tech opponent since Sept. 10, 2009 when Clemson’s Richard Jackson booted a 53-yard attempt

… Tech scored on its first possession for the eighth time in 11 games this season

… Tech used its sixth different starting lineup on the offensive line alone today (Claytor at LT, Finch at LG, Bedford at C, Uzzi at RG, Barrick at RT)


Anthony Allen, Sr., BB

… went over the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the season (he entered game with 894)

… his 100th yard rushing gave him four 100-yard games this season

… had a career-high 34 carries, which ties for ninth highest single game total in Georgia Tech history

… his 79th yard rushing gave him 1,591 for his Georgia Tech career, passing Cory Collier (1983-86) for 18th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list

… his 88th yard rushing gave him 1,600 for his two-year Georgia Tech career

… his 90th yard rushing gave him 1,602 for his Georgia Tech career, passing Jimy Lincoln (1991-94) for 17th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list


Jeremiah Attaochu, Fr., LB

… recorded his second career sack


Anthony Barnes, Sr., LB

… played in his 46th career game


Scott Blair, Sr., K

… has a career-high for field goals made in one season (15), which ties for fifth most in Tech history

… has kicked three or more field goals in a game five times in his career, including three times this season

… listed as the starting punter today – his first duty at punter since the 2008 season when he handled all of Tech’s kicking duties (Blair handled punting duties because starter Sean Poole is injured and back-up Chandler Anderson has a strained hamstring)

… played in his team-high 51st career game

… entered today’s game having made 70 consecutive extra points


Blair’s third-quarter field goal today…

… made him 15-of-17 on the season, 41-of-56 for his career

… gave him a team-high 74 points on the season, 231 for his career

… gave him a tie for the 5th-most single-season field goals in Tech history


Julian Burnett, So., LB

… recorded double-digit tackles for the fourth time this season (11 tackles)


Mario Butler, Sr., CB

… made his team-high 38th consecutive start and played in his 48th career game


Butler’s 85-yard interception return…

… tied for the sixth-longest in Georgia Tech history

… tied for the longest by a Yellow Jacket in an ACC game (Ken Swilling had an 85-yard return vs. NC State in 1989)

… was the longest by a Yellow Jacket since Sept. 9, 2006 when Jamal Lewis returned one 97 yards vs. Samford

… was Tech’s second pick-six of the season (Jerrard Tarrant had one vs. NC State)

… was Butler’s first interception of the season, the fourth of his career (in his previous three career INTs he had a total of 2 return yards)

… was Tech’s eighth interception of the season


Kevin Cone, r-Sr., WR

… made his eighth start of the season

… had his first career rushing attempt (he fumbled on the play)


Correy Earls, r-Sr., WR

… made his second start of the season (also vs. Clemson)


Jay Finch, r-Fr., OL

… made his third start of the season


Stephen Hill, So., WR

… his 79-yard reception was by far the longest of his career (previously 53 yards vs. Mississippi State last season)

… caught a touchdown pass for the third time this season and for the fourth time in his career


Brad Jefferson, Sr., LB

… played in his 46th career game


Roddy Jones, Jr., AB

… made his 37th career start (second on the team behind Mario Butler)


Jerrard Tarrant, r-Jr., S

… became the first Yellow Jacket to force two fumbles in one game since Michael Johnson in the 2006 ACC championship game vs. Wake Forest

… forced two fumbles – his first two forced fumbles of the season – and he now has three for his career

… recovered a fumble for the second time this season, the fourth time in his career


Tevin Washington, r-So., QB

… his third-quarter rushing touchdown – Tech’s first offensive TD of the day – was his second rushing TD of the season,  his first since the season opener against S.C. State

… his 79-yard touchdown pass to Stephen Hill was a career long, and it was by far Tech’s longest pass play of the season (previously 50 yards, Nesbitt to Allen vs. NC State)



Today’s Captains

Brad Jefferson and Joshua Nesbitt.

Duke won the toss and elected to receive.



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