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Post-Game Notes

Oct. 8, 2011

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Georgia Tech’s Win Today Gives The Yellow Jackets…

… a record of 6-0 to start the season for the first time since 1966 (the 1990 national championship team

tied North Carolina in Game 6) and a tie for the 8th-best start in Tech history

… bowl-eligibility for the 15th consecutive season

… a 3-0 record in the ACC and sole possession of first place in the Coastal Division (Tech is two full games ahead of second-place Duke)

… a 3-0 start in the ACC for the first time since 1998 (Tech shared the ACC title that season)

… a tie with Clemson for the longest active winning streak among ACC teams (assuming Clemson wins today)

… a 4-0 record at home and five consecutive home wins dating back to last season

… a 32-14 record in four seasons under Paul Johnson (19-4 in home games, 19-8 in ACC games)

… a 13-2 record in October under Johnson

… a 14-6 all-time record vs. Maryland including a 9-1 mark in Bobby Dodd Stadium

… a 3-0 record since being ranked in the top 25

… a 24-4 record under Paul Johnson when leading at halftime

… an all-time record of 11-4 when playing on October 8th and their first win on this date since 1983

… a 10-2 record in their last 12 games vs. Atlantic Division opponents and a 15-7 mark vs. the Atlantic since divisional play began in 2006

… a 15-5 record in their last 20 ACC games

… 32 wins overall over the last four seasons combined

… an all-time record of 219-138-8 vs. teams currently in the ACC

… a record of 30-15 all-time against teams from Maryland (Maryland and Navy)

… an all-time record of 442-182-21 in Bobby Dodd Stadium

… an all-time program record of 685-456-42 in 119 seasons of football

 

Streaks

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

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

… 31 consecutive starts by senior Roddy Jones

 

Team Notes

… With the win today, Paul Johnson becomes just the fourth ACC coach to defeat all 11 league opponents at least once. He joins Bobby Bowden, Frank Beamer and Tom O’Brien.

… The 77-yard touchdown run by Maryland’s C.J. Brown was the longest rush by a Tech opponent since Sept. 14, 2002 when Clemson’s Derric Hamilton also ran for 77 yards; it was the longest run by a Tech opponent in Bobby Dodd Stadium since Sept. 21, 1985 when Virginia’s Barry Word ran for 79 yards.

… Georgia Tech played today without two starters on defense – LB Jeremiah Attaochu and LB Daniel Drummond – and two back-ups on defense – LB Brandon Watts and S Lance Richardson.

… Tech’s opponents have scored on their first possession just once this season (North Carolina touchdown).

… Tech has produced a touchdown or a first down on its first play of the game five times this season.

… Tech’s first possession this season has resulted in five touchdowns and one field goal.

… Tech has outscored opponents 87-17 in the first quarter this season; Tech has led at the end of the first quarter in every game

… Maryland’s first-quarter field goal included a scoring drive of 14 plays, 6 minutes and 59 seconds – the longest scoring drive in both categories by a Tech opponent this season

… Tech’s 14 first-half points were its fewest points in any half this season.

… Tech’s second interception of the day (by Rod Sweeting in the third quarter) was the Jackets’ seventh INT of the season; the Jackets had eight interceptions all of last season

… Tech’s defense allowed a season-low 16 points. Before today, the fewest points Tech had allowed in a game this season was 21 points

… Georgia Tech had a season high 8 penalties (previous high: 5)

… Georgia Tech has allowed an opposing player to rush for over 100 yards in three straight games

 

 

Chandler Anderson, Sr., P

… had his first punting attempt in more than a year – since Sept. 25, 2010 vs. NC State

 

Stephen Hill, Jr., WR

… his 49th receiving yard gave him 979 for his career, putting him in 20th place on Tech’s all-time receiving yards list

 

Isaiah Johnson, So., S

… recorded his first tackle for loss of the season, the fourth of his career

 

Roddy Jones, Sr., AB

… made his 32nd consecutive start and his 45th career start overall

 

Nick Laskey, Fr., PR

… had his second punt return of longer than 25 yards

 

 

Tyler Melton, Sr., WR

… made his 28th career start

… had two first-quarter receptions – his career-high for receptions in a game entering today was two

 

Nick Menocal, Fr., LB

… recorded his first career sack today

 

Malcolm Munroe, Jr., LB

… made his first career start today

 

Quayshawn Nealy, r-Fr., LB

… made his first second career start today

..l. recorded his first career interception

 

David Sims, So., BB

… had a rushing attempt longer than 35 yards for the second straight game

… after rushing for 44 yards in the opener, Sims has rushed for at least 70 yards in five straight games

 

Orwin Smith, Jr., AB

… his second-quarter touchdown was his eighth rushing touchdown of the season, the 12th of his career

… has rushed for at least one touchdown in five of six games this season

… his 35th rushing yard made him the 37th player in Tech history with 1,000 career rushing yards

 

Rod Sweeting, Jr., CB

… had his second interception of the season, the third of his career

 

Steven Sylvester, Sr., LB

… made his 28th career start

 

Louis Young, So., CB

… his sixth tackle today tied a career high

 

Logan Walls, Sr., DT

… made his 29th career start

 

Tevin Washington, Jr., QB

… made his 10th consecutive start

… had a career-high 32 carries. 
… had his third career 100-yard rushing game (120 yards), and his first of the 2011 season

… his seventh rushing yard gave him 750 for his career, passing Donnie Davis for the sixth-most career rushing yards by a Tech QB

… his second rushing touchdown today was the 10th of his career, passing John Dewberry for the eighth-most career rushing TDs by a Tech quarterback; it was also his sixth rushing TD of the season

… his interception to close the first half was just his second interception of the season

… has rushed for two touchdowns in a game four times in his career

 

Tony Zenon, r-Fr., RB

… his 79-yard kickoff return to open the second half was a career-high, but more importantly the longest since Nov. 14, 2009 when Orwin Smith had an 83-yard return at Duke (also not for a score)

 

 

Today’s Captains

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

Georgia Tech won the toss and elected to kickoff.

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