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Post-Game Notes

Oct. 30, 2011

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Georgia Tech’s Win Tonight Gives The Yellow Jackets…

… a record of 7-2 overall and an end to their two-game losing streak

… a record of 4-2 in the ACC and sole possession of second place in the Coastal Division behind Virginia Tech

… a guarantee of finishing .500 or better in ACC play for a conference-record 17th straight season

… at least seven overall wins for the 14th time in the last 15 seasons

… a 5-0 record at home

… a 33-16 record in four seasons under Paul Johnson (20-4 at home, 20-10 in ACC games)

… a 21-1 record under Johnson when scoring more than 30 points

… a 25-4 record under Johnson when leading at halftime

… a 20-4 record under Johnson when rushing for 300 yards

… a 14-4 record in October under Johnson

… an all-time record of 50-25-2 vs. Clemson (4-1 under Paul Johnson; 43-13-2 at home)

… five wins in their last six meetings with the Tigers

… a 3-0 record in night games

… a 16-7 record in their last 23 ACC games

… a 10-2 record in their last 12 ACC home games

… an 11-2 record in their last 13 games against Atlantic Division opponents

… a 16-7 record vs. Atlantic Division opponents since divisional play began in 2005

… 20 ACC wins over the last four seasons combined; 40 ACC wins over the last eight seasons combined

… a win over a team ranked in the top 10 for the first time since beating No. 4 Virginia Tech on Oct. 17, 2009

… a 2-1 record in their last three games vs. teams ranked in the top 10

… a 2-0 record vs. nationally-ranked teams (win over No. 25 North Carolina)

… an all-time record of 87-154-6 vs. ranked opponents including a 26-37 mark vs. ranked ACC teams and a 47-70-4 record at home

… an 8-4 record vs. ranked opponents under Paul Johnson

… a record of 49-14-1 in Homecoming games; 15 wins in their last 16 Homecoming games

… a 4-11-1 all-time record when playing on October 29th

… an all-time record of 220-140-8 vs. teams currently in the ACC

… an all-time record of 443-182-21 in Bobby Dodd Stadium

… an all-time record of 86-35-5 vs. teams from the state of South Carolina

… an all-time program record of 686-458-43 in 119 seasons of football



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

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

… 35 consecutive starts by senior Roddy Jones


Team Notes

Tevin Washington rushed for 176 yards, a Tech record for a quarterback

… tonight’s attendance of 55,646 (tickets distributed) is the largest since Sept. 2, 2006 vs. Notre Dame (56,680)

… Tech rushed for 383 yards, topping 300 yards for the fourth time this season.  Tech’s 383 yards was the second-highest total of the year (behind 604 yards vs. Kansas)

… Tech failed to score on its first possession for the third straight game after scoring on possession No. 1 in each of the first six games

… Tech has outscored opponents 94-41 in the first quarter this season

… Tech’s 172nd yard of total offense gave the Yellow Jackets 4,000 for the season

… Tech had 214 yards of total offense in the second quarter

… Tech held Middle Tennessee, North Carolina, NC State, Maryland and Clemson to seven points or less in the first half

… Tech entered this game outscoring opponents 81-14 in the third quarter

… Tech rushed for more than 300 yards for the fourth time this season, the first time since the North Carolina game

… Tech has scored at least 30 points in three of the last four meetings with Clemson

… Tech has scored more than 30 points in a game six times this season

… Jemea Thomas’ two fourth-quarter interceptions were Tech’s 10th and 11th of the season – three more than the Jackets had all of last season


T.J. Barnes, So., DT

… recorded his first tackle-for-loss of the season


Julian Burnett, Jr., LB

… recorded his second career fumble recovery


Emmanuel Dieke, So., DE

… credited with his second sack of the season


Stephen Hill, Jr., WR

… his 11th receiving yard today made him the 20th player in Tech history to reach 1,000 career receiving yards

… his 39th receiving yard gave him 600 yards this season

… his 44-yard reception late in the first half was his seventh reception of 40 yards or longer this season

Roddy Jones, Sr., AB

… made his 35th consecutive start and his 48th career start overall

… had his first kickoff return since 2008, his redshirt freshman season

… his 32nd yard rushing gave him 1,690 for his career, passing Bill Teas for 17th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list

… his 42nd yard rushing gave him 1,700 career rushing yards


Tyler Melton, Sr., WR

… made his 31st career start and played in his 41st career game

… his second reception matched a career high


Justin Moore, So., K

… his fourth point today gave him 56 for his career, passing Jack Moore for 19th place on Tech’s all-time career points-by-kicking list

… his fourth PAT today gave him 44 for the season, passing Travis Bell for the fourth-most single-season PATs in Tech history


Sean Poole, So., P

… his third punt today was the 50th of his career


Rashaad Reid, Sr., S

… played in his team-high 49th career game

… his first tackle today was the 100th of his career


David Sims, So., RB

… his third-quarter rushing touchdown was his fourth rushing TD of the season, the fifth of his career

… his third-quarter TD was his fifth touchdown overall this season, his six TD overall for his career


Orwin Smith, Jr., AB

His second touchdown in the first half tonight gave him…

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

… 11 touchdowns overall this season, tying for the 15th-most single-season touchdowns in Tech history

… 14 career rushing touchdowns, 15 overall career touchdowns


… this is his fourth game this season with at least two touchdowns, his third game with two rushing TDs

… his 26th yard rushing gave him 1,084 for his career, passing Michael Smith for 34th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list

… his 54th all-purpose yard gave him 2,861 for his career, passing C.J. Williams for 16th place on Tech’s all-time career all-purpose yards list


Rod Sweeting, Jr., CB

… recorded his second career fumble recovery, his first this season


Steven Sylvester, Sr., LB

… made his 31st career start


Jemea Thomas, So., DB

… was back at punt returner for the first time in his career

… forced a fumble for the first in his career

… recorded his first and second career interceptions, and also had two passes broken up


Tevin Washington, Jr., QB

… set a Tech record for rushing by a quarterback with a career-high 176 rushing yards (previously 131 vs. Air Force in the Independence Bowl)

… rushed for 100 yards for the third time this season, the third time in the last four games

… rushed for 100 yards for the fifth time in his career

… made his 13th consecutive start

… his 46-yard run in the 2nd quarter was the longest of his career (previously 29); then he topped that in the 3rd quarter with a 56-yard run

… his ninth yard of total offense gave him 2,600 for his career

… his 23rd rushing yard gave him 1,037 for his career, passing Dorsey Levens for 36th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list

… his 40th rushing yard gave him 500 for the season

… his 55th rushing yard gave him 515 for the season, passing his total from last season for the fifth-most single-season rushing yards by a Tech quarterback

… his 86th rushing yard gave him 1,100 for his career

… his 109th yard of total offense gave him 2,700 for his career

… his 23rd yard passing gave him 1,600 for his career

… jumped from 21st to 18th place on Tech’s all-time career total offense list


Washington’s first rushing touchdown today gave him…

… 14 career rushing touchdowns, tying Danny Myers for the fifth-most career rushing TDs by a Tech quarterback

… 10 rushing touchdowns this season, tying Joshua Nesbitt (2010) for the second-most single-season rushing TDs by a Tech quarterback

… 10 touchdowns overall this season (not including passing), which ties for the 19th-most single-season TDs overall in Tech history


Louis Young, So., CB

… recorded the first forced fumble of his career in the second quarter



Today’s Captains

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

Clemson won the toss and elected to kickoff.


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