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Post-Game Notes

Nov. 26, 2011

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Georgia Tech’s Loss Today Gives The Yellow Jackets…

… a final regular season record of 8-4

… a 5-2 record at home

… a 2-2 record this season against nationally-ranked teams and a 1-2 mark vs. teams ranked 13th or higher

… a 6-2 record under Paul Johnson in home games against nationally-ranked teams

… an 87-156-6 all-time record vs. teams ranked in the AP top 25, including a 47-72-4 mark at home

… a 39-62-5 all-time record vs. Georgia, including a 26-33-4 mark at home

… three straight losses to the Bulldogs and no wins at home against UGA since 1999

… a 1-3 record vs. the Bulldogs under Paul Johnson
… a 6-14 record under Johnson when trailing at halftime

… a 203-210-24 all-time record against teams currently in the SEC

… a 4-3 record vs. SEC opponents under Paul Johnson

… a 5-7-3 all-time record when playing on November 26th, including a 3-6-2 mark vs. Georgia

… a 20-6 record in their last 26 home games

… an all-time record of 443-184-21 in Bobby Dodd Stadium

… an all-time record of 687-460-43 in the history of the program




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

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

… 38 consecutive starts by senior Roddy Jones


Career Games Started

51, Roddy Jones              RB         2008-11

50, Ricardo Wimbush        LB          1999-02

49, Reggie Ball                   QB         2003-06

48, Andrew Gardner           OT         2005-08


Career Games Played

53, Scott Blair                     K            2007-10

52, Rashaad Reid            DB         2008-11

52, Mario Butler                 DB         2007-10

52, Darryl Richard              DT         2004, 06-08

51, Roddy Jones              RB         2008-11

51, Steven Sylvester       LB          2008-11                        


Team Notes

… Louis Young’s first-quarter interception of an Aaron Murray pass was Georgia Tech’s 13th INT of the season. Last season the Yellow Jackets had a total of eight interceptions.

… Georgia Tech was shutout in the first quarter for just the second time this season (also vs. Miami). Tech outscoring opponents 115-55 in the first quarter this season.

… Tech trailed at halftime for the fourth time this season (it also trailed at the half in its three losses earlier this season).

… Georgia’s 60-yard kickoff return to open the second half was the longest allowed by Georgia Tech all season.

… Georgia Tech has allowed at least 24 points eight times this season.


Jeremiah Attaochu, So., LB

… his third-quarter sack was his team-high sixth of the season


Julian Burnett, Jr., LB

… had a tackle for loss on UGA’s first offense play of the game – his ninth TFL this season


Synjyn Days, r-Fr., QB

… saw his first action since the Oct. 22 game at Miami


Stephen Hill, Jr., WR

… with just his second yard receiving today, giving him 709 this season, he moves into 15th place for the most single-season receiving yards in Tech history


Roddy Jones, Sr., AB

… made his 38th consecutive start and his 51st career start overall

… his 51st career start breaks the Georgia Tech record

… had a season-high number of rushing attempts (previous high: 7)

… his fifth rushing yard gave him 1,759 for his career, passing Joe Hamilton for 15th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list

… his 24th rushing yard gave him 1,778 for his career, passing Ronny Cone for 14th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list

… his 41st rushing yard gave him 1,795 for his career, passing Leon Hardeman for 13th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list

… his 46th rushing yard made him the 13th player in Tech history to rush for 1,800 career yards


Tyler Melton, Sr., WR

… made his 34th career start and played in his 44th career game

… attempted the first pass of his career on the first play of the game


Justin Moore, So., K

… his second-quarter field goal was his fifth consecutive made field goal; he improved to 9-of-13 on field goals this season

… his fifth point today gave him 80 for the season, tying for the 16th-most single-season points in Tech history and it’s the eighth-most points by kicking in a season in Tech history

… his second PAT tied the Tech single-season record (53 PATS)


Embry Peeples, Sr., AB

… made his second consecutive start – his seventh career start overall


Sean Poole, So., P

… his first punt was for 54 yards – his third punt this season longer than 50 yards and one yard shy of a career long


Rashaad Reid, Sr., S

… played in his team-high 52nd career game – one shy of tying the Georgia Tech career record


David Sims, So., BB

… his second-quarter touchdown was his seventh rushing touchdown of the season, his eighth TD overall this year


Orwin Smith, Jr., AB

His first rushing touchdown gave him…

… 11 rushing touchdowns this season, tying for the 13th-most single-season rushing TDs in Tech history

… 12 touchdowns overall this season, tying for the 12th-most single-season TDs in Tech history

… 15 career rushing touchdowns, tying for the 19th-most in Tech history


… his 24th all-purpose yard was the 3,000th of his career


Rod Sweeting, Jr., CB

… his fourth tackle was the 100th of his career


Steven Sylvester, Sr., LB

… made his 34th career start


Tevin Washington, Jr., QB

… his 18th rushing yard gave him 867 this season, passing Robert Lavette (1981) for the 21st-most single-season rushing yards in Tech history

… his 23rd rushing yard gave  him 1,426 for his career, passing Greg Horne for 26th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list

… his 29th rushing yard gave him 1,432 for his career, passing Charles Wiley for 25th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list

… his 33rd rushing yard gave him 882 for the season, moving him into 20th place for the most single-season rushing yards in Tech history

… his 38th yard of total offense gave him 3,360 for his career, passing P.J. Daniels for the 14th-most in Tech history

… his 43rd rushing yard gave him 892 this season, passing William Bell (1990) for the 19th-most single-season rushing yards in Tech history

… his 44th rushing yard gave him 1,447 for his career, passing Brent Cunningham for 24th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list

… his 61st yard of total offense gave him 3,383 for his career, passing Tashard Choice for the 13th-most in Tech history

… his third-quarter interception was his first since Oct. 29th

… his second INT, also in the third quarter, tied a career high


Louis Young, So., CB

… his first-quarter interception was the first of his career


Today’s Captains

Julian Burnett, Roddy Jones and Steven Sylvester (permanent captains).

Georgia won the toss and elected to kickoff.


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