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Post-Game Notes

Sept. 17, 2011

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Georgia Tech’s Win Today Gives The Yellow Jackets…

… a record of 3-0 to start the season for the first time since 2005

… three wins over non-conference opponents for the first time since 2009

… a 29-14 record in four seasons under head coach Paul Johnson

… a 17-4 record at home under Johnson

… a 2-1 all-time record vs. Kansas

… a 10-5 all-time record vs. teams currently in the Big 12 Conference

… a 6-3 all-time record when playing on September 17th

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

… an all-time program record of 682-456-42 in 119 seasons of football



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

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

… 29 consecutive starts by senior Roddy Jones


Most Points Scored Through Three Games

1916        292

1918        269

2011       178 (66 today)

1920        165

1921        153



Yds         Att          Opponent, Year

604         50           Kansas (today)

558          82            VMI, 1975

518          69            Tulane, 1977

510          45            Air Force, 1978

487          71            South Carolina, 1974




Yds         Rush/Pass            Opponent, Year

768         604/164                Kansas (today)

706          NA                           Citadel, 1948

662          297/365                   Western Carolina, 2011

627          304/323                   Virginia, 2000

623          397/226                   The Citadel, 1984

610          411/199                   Maryland, 1993

600          558/42                     VMI, 1975



In the ACC Record Book

… Tech’s 748 yards of total offense is the fifth highest single game total in ACC history

… Tech’s 604 yards rushing is a new ACC record, eclipsing the previous mark of 582 yards by Maryland against Wake Forest in 1975


Team Notes

Orwin Smith is the first player in the Georgia Tech record books to rush AND receive for 100 yards in the same game.

… Tech broke the school record for single-game total offense and rushing

… Tech produced 700-plus yards of total offense for the second time in school history

… Tech rushed for 600-plus yards for the first time in school history

… Georgia Tech has scored a touchdown on its FIRST offensive play in each of the first three games of the season.

… Tech scored a touchdown on its first offensive play of BOTH halfs today.

… The Yellow Jackets allowed points in the first quarter for the first time this season and are now outscoring opponents 63-7 in the opening quarter

… Tech had a 100-yard rusher for the first time this season.

… Tech had two 100-yard rushers in a game for the first time since Anthony Allen (195) and Joshua Nesbitt (109) vs. Virginia last season

… Tech had two different running backs rush for 100 yards in a game for the first time since Jonathan Dwyer (125) and Anthony Allen (103) vs. Virginia in 2009

… Tech had 337 yards of total offense in the first half, which, if you threw out the Western Carolina and Middle Tennessee State games, would be the most in any half since 2000. Tech had 394 yards in the first half vs. Western Carolina and 350 yards in the first half last week at Middle Tennessee State.

… Georgia Tech made a field goal for the first time this season (Tech was 0-for-1 entering today’s game)

… Tech has scored at least 42 points in every game

… Prior to today, the last Yellow Jacket to have a rushing and receiving touchdown in the same game was Calvin Johnson vs. Syracuse on Dec. 21, 2004. Today, both Orwin Smith and Roddy Jones had rushing and receiving touchdowns.

… Tech had three one-play touchdown drives today, which gives the Yellow Jackets six for the season. Last year Tech had zero one-play TD drives.

… Tech had three different players score two touchdowns each today.

… Tech had six different players score a rushing touchdown today.



Orwin Smith’s 95-yard TD Run Today Was…

… the longest run from scrimmage in Georgia Tech history; the previous longest run was an 88-yard attempt by Jonathan Dwyer vs. Mississippi State in 2008

… the third straight game the Yellow Jackets have scored on their first offensive play of the game

… the fourth time in Smith’s career that he has rushed for a touchdown on his first rushing attempt

… the second-longest play from scrimmage in Tech history, second only to a 96-yard pass play against UCF in 1996 (Brandon Shaw to Charlie Rogers)

… a tie for the 13th-longest touchdown play in Tech history; there have been six kickoff returns, two punt returns and four interception returns longer than 95 yards in Tech history

… Tech’s sixth play this season of 70 yards or longer; the Jackets had just three plays of 70-plus yards all of last season



      95      (td)      Orwin Smith                 Kansas, 2011

      88      (td)      Jonathan Dwyer             Mississippi State, 2008

      87      (td)      Bob McCoy                     Citadel, 1948

      86      (td)      Gerry Bussell                 Georgia, 1962

      85      (td)      #Jonathan Dwyer          North Carolina, 2008

      85      (td)      Morris Harrison             Citadel, 1947

      83      (td)      Robert Lavette               Navy, 1981

      82      (td)      Anthony Allen                 Clemson, 2009

      82      (td)      Buck Flowers                  Georgetown, 1920

      80      (td)      Eddie Lee Ivery              Air Force, 1978

      79      (td)      Jerry Mays                      NC State, 1986

      77      (td)      Orwin Smith                 Western Carolina, 2011

      77      (td)      Bill Teas                          LSU, 1954

      75      (td)      Jimy Lincoln                   Furman, 1993

      74      (td)      Jonathan Dwyer             Jacksonville State, 2009

      73      (td)      Orwin Smith                 North Carolina, 2010

      73      (td)      Tashard Choice              Samford, 2007

      73                  Nate Kelsey                    Virginia, 1986

      73      (td)      Eddie Lee Ivery              Air Force, 1978

      73                  George Volkert              Florida State, 1955



      96      (td)      Brandon Shaw to Charlie Rogers (pass)       UCF, 1996

      95      (td)      Orwin Smith (run)                                        Kansas, 2011

      90      (td)      Ted Peeples to Drew Hill (pass)                    Duke, 1978


Orwin Smith, Jr., AB

… Had more than 300 all-purpose yards today (school record is 367 by Eddie Lee Ivery vs. Air Force in 1978)

… Smith is the first Yellow Jacket to rush for 150-plus yards in a game since Anthony Allen vs. Georgia on Nov. 27, 2010

… Smith has three of the 20 longest rushing attempts in Georgia Tech history

… Smith rushed for more than 100 yards in a game for the first time in his career; previous career high was 88 yards vs. Miami last season

… Smith eclipsed 100 yards rushing in just two carries, which, as Mark Bradley (AJC) pointed out, has to tie an NCAA record (there is no such record in the NCAA record book)

… his second kick return was the 50th of his career

… had more than 200 all-purpose yards in the first half alone

… his 27th kickoff return yard gave him 1,100 for his career (6th-most in Tech history)


Chandler Anderson, Sr., P/K

… played in his 43rd career game


Roddy Jones, Sr., AB

… made his 29th consecutive start and his 42nd career start overall

… his first-quarter touchdown run was his first rushing TD of the season, his second TD overall in 2011

… his first-quarter TD was his 12th career rushing TD, his 15th career touchdown overall

… his 49th yard rushing made him the 22nd player in Tech history to rush for 1,500 career yards

… his 55th yard rushing – the 1,506th of his career – moved him past Bobby North into 21st place on Tech’s all-time career rushing chart              


Preston Lyons, Sr., BB

… his 36-yard run in the fourth quarter was the longest of his career



Tyler Melton, Sr., WR

… made his 25th career start


Justin Moore, So., K

… made his first career field goal (he was 0-for-1 entering today’s game)


Embry Peeples, Sr., AB

… his 63-yard touchdown run was the longest rush of his career; his previous career high was 19, which he had done five times

… had a career high for rushing yards in a game (previously 56 vs. Mississippi State in 2008)

… rushed for a touchdown for the first time this season, the third time in his career

… his third-quarter TD was his fifth career touchdown overall (3 rushing, 2 receiving)


David Sims, So., BB

… his second-quarter rushing touchdown was his second of the season, the third of his career

… had a career-high two touchdowns today; in fact, he entered the game with just two career TDs


Steven Sylvester, Sr., LB

… made his 25th career start


Logan Walls, Sr., DT

… made his 26th career start


Today’s Captains

Chandler Anderson, Embry Peeples and Rashaad Reid.

Kansas won the toss and elected to receive.


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