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Post-Game Notes

Sept. 24, 2011

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Georgia Tech’s Win Today Gives The Yellow Jackets…
… a record of 4-0 to start the season for the first time since 1990, just the third time since 1970, and for the 30th time in school history
(Tech’s 4-0 starts: 2011, 1990, 1970, 1966, 1964, 1959, 1956, 1955, 1952, 1951, 1948, 1947, 1944,
1942, 1928, 1927, 1925, 1921, 1920, 1919, 1918, 1917, 1916, 1915, 1913, 1911, 1910, 1908, 1905, 1904)
… at least a tie for the longest current win streak in the ACC (Clemson and Virginia Tech also had 3-game win streaks entering today)
… a 1-0 record in ACC play, tying Duke for first place in the Coastal Division
… a 15-14 record in ACC openers including a perfect 4-0 mark under Paul Johnson
… a 30-14 record in four seasons under Paul Johnson
… an 18-4 record at home under Johnson
… a 22-4 record under Johnson when leading at halftime
… a 25-2 record under Johnson when leading after three quarters
… three wins this season over previously unbeaten teams
… a 26-18-3 all-time record vs. North Carolina, including a 17-7 mark when playing in Atlanta
… three straight wins over the Tar Heels, six wins in the last seven meetings and 12 wins in the last 14 meetings
… seven consecutive wins over UNC in Atlanta (last loss came in 1997)
… an 8-2 record in their last 10 ACC home games
… an 8-2 record in their last 10 games vs. Coastal Division opponents
… a 13-5 record in their last 18 ACC games
… 30 wins overall over the last four seasons combined
… an all-time record of 217-138-8 vs. teams currently in the ACC
… a record of 130-68-4 against teams from North Carolina
… a 7-5 record when playing on September 24th and their first win on this date since 1966
… an all-time record of 439-182-21 in Bobby Dodd Stadium
… an all-time program record of 683-456-42 in 119 seasons of football

… 176 consecutive games without being shut out (last time: Oct. 18, 1997 vs. Florida State)
… 162 consecutive games without returning a kickoff for a touchdown (last time: Oct. 31, 1998 at Maryland)
… 30 consecutive starts by senior Roddy Jones

Team Notes
… Georgia Tech had not trailed in any game this season before today.
… The Yellow Jackets did not score a touchdown on its first offensive play for the first time this season, but did complete a 21-yard pass (Tevin Washington to Orwin Smith).
… Georgia Tech’s three first-quarter points extended its streak of consecutive quarters scored to 13, but the three points was a season low for any quarter. Tech extended that streak to 16 by scoring in all four quarters today.
… Tech has outscored opponents 66-14 in the first quarter this season.
… Tech’s missed field goal attempt in the second quarter marked the first time this season the Jackets failed to score in the red zone. The Jackets had scored in the red zone 15 consecutive times.
… Tech blocked a punt for the first time since Nov. 20, 2008 vs. Miami
… Tech’s lost fumble in the second quarter was its first turnover since the fourth quarter of the Middle Tennessee State game.
… The 59-yard TD pass from Tevin Washington to Stephen Hill in the 2nd quarter was Tech’s seventh one-play TD drive of the season.
… Tech scored 17 first-half points – its fewest in any half this season
… North Carolina’s third-quarter touchdown made the Tar Heels the first Tech opponent to be within six points of the Yellow Jackets in the second half
… Tech produced more than 400 yards of total offense for the fourth straight game (averaged 675.3 entering today’s game)
… Tech did not punt until the fourth quarter today
… Tech became just the second team in ACC history to score more than 200 points in its first four games combined (Florida State, with 235 points in 1995, is the other)
… North Carolina’s Giovani Bernard became the first Tech opponent to rush for 100 yards against the Yellow Jackets this season
… North Carolina is the first team to score more than 24 points against the Yellow Jackets this season

Most Points In First Four Games/ACC History
238    Florida State    1995
213    Georgia Tech    2011
194    Virginia        1990
191    Virginia        1992
189    North Carolina    1981
177    Florida State    1993
166    Florida State    1999

Jeremiah Attaochu, So., LB
… his forced fumble was the first of his career
… his second-quarter sack was his second of the game, his third of the season and the sixth of his career
… tipped the ball on Isaiah Johnson’s interception in the second quarter
… had a career-high number of tackles (previously 6 vs. Air Force in the Independence Bowl)


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