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Post-Game Notes

Oct. 2, 2010

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Georgia Tech’s Win Today Gives The Yellow Jackets…

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

… eight wins in their last nine ACC regular season games

… eight wins in their last nine meetings with Atlantic Division opponents

… five consecutive ACC road victories including a 2-0 mark this season

… zero losses in consecutive games in three seasons under Paul Johnson

… a 22-8 all-time record vs. Wake Forest including a 9-3 mark in Winston-Salem

… zero losses in Winston-Salem since 1999

… 10 wins in their last 13 meetings with the Demon Deacons

… a 14-5 record in ACC play over the last three seasons (best among all ACC teams)

… 25 ACC wins over the last five seasons combined and 30 wins over the last six ACC seasons combined

… a 13-6 record vs. Atlantic Division teams since divisional play began in 2005, including an 8-3 mark on the road

… a 23-9 record in three seasons under head coach Paul Johnson

… a 2-1 record on the road this season, 10-4 on the road under Paul Johnson

… a 9-1 record in October under Paul Johnson

… a 214-135-8 all-time record against ACC opponents

… a 127-68-4 all-time record against teams from North Carolina

… an 11-4 all-time record when playing on October 2nd

… an 8-7 record under Johnson when losing the time of possession battle

… an all-time record of 676-451-43 in 118 seasons of football



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

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

… 32 consecutive starts by senior cornerback Mario Butler


Team Notes

… Tech overcame an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit tonight. The last time Tech came back to win when trailing by 11 points or more in the fourth quarter was on Nov. 28, 1998 at Georgia. The Yellow Jackets trailed 19-7 in the fourth and rallied to win the game, 21-19.

… Tech improved to 11-2 under Paul Johnson in games decided by five points or less

… Tech scored a season low

… Tech’s defense forced a three-and-out on the opponent opening possession for the first time this season

… Tech has scored on its first possession in four of five games this season

… Josh Adams’ 57-yard run in the first quarter was the longest rushing play against Tech this season

… Georgia Tech was shutout in the second quarter – just the third quarter this season it failed to score

… Tech’s six first-half points were its fewest points in any half since the Georgia game last season (Nov. 28, 2009)


Joshua Nesbitt, Sr., QB

… made his 30th career start

… his 27th yard rushing gave him 700 more yards rushing than any quarterback in Tech history

… his 30th yard rushing today gave him 2,461 for his career, making him an even 300 yards shy of tying the ACC record for career rushing yards by a quarterback (Clemson’s Woodrow Dantzler holds the record with 2,761 yards from 1998-01)

… his 69th yard rushing today gave him 2,500 for his career

… his 82nd yard passing today gave him 3,000 for his career – the ninth QB in Tech history to reach 3,000 yards passing

… his 151st yard of total offense today gave him 5,500 for his career

… h is 11 completions tied a career-high


Roddy Jones, Jr., AB

… made his 31st career start (second on the team behind Mario Butler)


Scott Blair, Sr., K

… played in his team-high 45th career game

… entered today’s game having made 55 consecutive extra points

… his 47-yard field goal in the first quarter was his longest of the season (49 is his career long)

… his 45-yard field goal late in the second quarter made him 6-of-6 on the year, 3-of-3 from 40 yards or longer; he is now 8-of-13 for his career from 40 yards or longer


Mario Butler, Sr., CB

… made his team-high 32nd consecutive start and played in his 43rd career game


Kevin Cone, Sr., WR

… made his first career reception


Preston Lyons, Jr., BB

… made his first career reception


Steven Sylvester, Jr., LB

… his second tackle-for-loss tied a career high


Anthony Barnes, Sr., LB

… played in his 40th career game


Anthony Allen, S.r, BB

… needed 13 rushing yards today to reach 2,000 for his career (Georgia Tech and Louisville statistics combined)


Jerrard Tarrant, Jr., S

… had his first tackle-for-loss this season and a career-high for tackles-for-loss


Brad Jefferson, Sr., LB

… played in his 40th career game


Correy Earls, Sr., WR

…  had his second career touchdown reception – his first since 2007


Today’s Captains

Brad Jefferson (permanent), Joshua Nesbitt (permanent), Scott Blair and Kevin Cone.

Georgia Tech won the toss and elected to defer.



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