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Post-Game Notes

Sept. 25, 2010

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Georgia Tech’s Loss Today Gives The Yellow Jackets…

… a record of 2-2 overall – the first time since 2007 that Tech has lost two September games

… a 1-1 start in ACC play, matching their start in 2008 and 2009

… an end to their seven-game ACC winning streak (the streak was 8 if you include the ’09 ACC Championship Game)

… an end to their six-game ACC home winning streak (first ACC home loss since Oct. 25, 2008 to Al Groh’s Virginia team)

… an end to their seven-game winning streak over Atlantic Division teams and their first loss to an Atlantic Division opponent since Oct. 6, 2007 vs. Maryland

… a 12-6 record vs. Atlantic Divison opponents since divisional play began in 2005

… a 22-9 record in three seasons under head coach Paul Johnson

… a 17-10 all-time record vs. NC State including a 10-4 mark when playing in Atlanta

… two straight home losses to the Wolfpack

… a 213-135-8 all-time record against ACC opponents

… a 126-68-4 all-time record against teams from North Carolina

… a 1-1 record at home

… a 12-3 record at home under Paul Johnson

… a 4-6-1 all-time record when playing on September 25th

… a 7-4 record in September under Paul Johnson

… an all-time record of 435-181-21 all-time at Bobby Dodd Stadium

… an all-time record of 675-451-43 in 118 seasons of football



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

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

… 31 consecutive starts by senior cornerback Mario Butler


Team Notes

… Georgia Tech failed to score a touchdown on its opening possession for the first time this season

… Tech recorded more sacks in the first quarter today (2) than it did in all of last week’s game at North Carolina

… NC State’s blocked punt was the first blocked punt returned for a touchdown against Tech since Nov. 2, 1996 when Florida State’s Peter Boulware blocked a punt and Shevin Smith returned for a touchdown

… Tech had a punt blocked for the first time since Nov. 10, 2007 by Duke

… Tech’s scoreless first quarter was just its second scoreless quarter this season

… Tech’s streak of scoring in the first quarter ended at five consecutive games

… It took Tech 27 minutes, 30 seconds before it scored today – its longest drought to open a game since Oct. 17, 2009 when the Jackets did not score until 32 seconds remaining in the first half against Virginia Tech

… Tech’s seven first-half points were its fewest in any half this season

… NC State’s 17 first-half points tie for the most by a Tech opponent in a half this season; North Carolina scored 17 first-half points last week

… Tech has scored at least one rushing touchdown in 29 of 31 games under Paul Johnson

… NC State scored more points at Bobby Dodd Stadium than any Tech opponent in the Paul Johnson era

… State is the first ACC team to score more than 40 points in Bobby Dodd Stadium since Sept. 29, 2001 when Clemson scored 47 (in OT)

… the last time an an ACC opponent scored 45 or more points in regulation at Bobby Dodd Stadium came on Nov. 2, 1996 when Florida State scored 49 points

… Tech has produced more than 300 yards of total offense in every game this season, although today’s total of 363 was a season-low

… Tech lost the time of possession battle for the first time this season

… The last Tech opponent to produce 500 yards of total offense was Florida State last season (539)

… The last Tech opponent to produce 500 yards of offense a Bobby Dodd Stadium was Boston College in 2007 (527)


Joshua Nesbitt, Sr., QB

… made his 29th career start

… his 22nd yard rushing today gave him 2,358 for his career – 600 more yards rushing than any quarterback in Tech history

… his 30th yard rushing today gave him 2,366 for his career, passing C.J. Williams (1994-96) for eighth place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list

… his 35th yard rushing today gave him 2,371 for his career, putting him 400 yards shy of tying the ACC record for career rushing yards by a quarterback held by Clemson’s Woodrow Dantzler (2,761 yards from 1998-01)

… his ninth rushing attempt today was the 550th of his career (7th-most in Tech history)

… his 36th all-purpose yard today gave him 2,372 for his career, passing Demaryius Thomas (2007-09) for the 20th-most in Tech history

… his 61-yard run in the third quarter was the longest of his career (previously 54 yards vs. Miami in 2008)

… his 61st yard of total offense gave him 5,199 career yards of total offense, passing Mike Kelly (1978-81) for the fifth-most in Tech history

… his 64th yard rushing today gave him 2,400 yards for his career (8th-most in Tech history)

… his third yard passing today gave him 2,805 career passing yards, moving him past Taylor Bennett (2005-07) for the ninth-most in Tech history

… his fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Tyler Melton was the 16th of his career, tying Bill Brigman for the 12th-most in Tech history; it was Nesbitt’s 47 career touchdown responsible for, which ties George Godsey for the fourth-most in Tech history

… has thrown a touchdown pass in each of the last three games


Roddy Jones, Jr., AB

… made his 30th career start (second on the team behind Mario Butler)

… rushed for a touchdown for the third time this season, the 10th time in his career; his fourth touchdown overall this season and the 12th of his career


Scott Blair, Sr., K

… played in his team-high 44th career game

… entered today’s game having made 51 consecutive extra points


Mario Butler, Sr., CB

… made his team-high 31st consecutive start and played in his 43rd career game


Jerrard Tarrant, Jr., S

… his fourth-quarter interception return for a touchdown was his third career interception (first of the season), his second career interception return for a touchdown (also vs. Iowa last season)

… he has scored all five of Tech’s non-offensive touchdowns over the last two seasons


B.J. Bostic, Fr., AB

… entering the game with 5 carries for 30 yards, he ran for a career-long 43 yards on the option in the second quarter


Orwin Smith, So., AB

… rushed for Tech’s first touchdown of the game for the second straight game; both came on his first carry of the game

… he had just one rushing attempt at UNC last week, meaning he scored touchdowns on consecutive rushing attempts


Chandler Anderson, Jr., P

… his first punt attempt today was the 50th of his career


Anthony Allen, S.r, BB

… had his first reception of the season, the sixth of his Georgia Tech career

… his 50-yard reception was the longest of his career and was Tech’s longest of the season


Lucas Cox, Sr., RB

… made his first start of the season and the 14th start of his career; he started the game at A-Back today


Tyler Melton, Jr., WR

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


Brad Jefferson, Sr., LB

… caused a fumble for the third time in his career, the first time this season

… recorded the first sacks of his career


Logan Walls, Jr., DT

… recovered a fumble for the first time in his career


Izaan Cross, So., DE

… has recorded at least a half-sack in each of the last three games


Daniel McKayhan, So., WR

… his third kick return today matched his season total from a year ago


Correy Earls, Sr., WR

… made his first reception of the season and the 19th of his career



Today’s Captains

Brad Jefferson (permanent), Joshua Nesbitt (permanent), Lucas Cox and Anthony Egbuniwe.

Georgia Tech won the opening coin toss and elected to defer until the second half.



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