Post-Game Notes

Oct. 20, 2007

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Georgia Tech’s win today gives the Yellow Jackets…
… a record of 5-3 overall and consecutive wins for the first time since the first two weeks of the season
… a 3-1 record at home
… a 3-0 record vs. non-conference opponents
… 12 consecutive homecoming victories (last loss came in 1995 vs. Clemson)
… a 3-1 all-time record vs. Army (all four meetings have been in Atlanta)
… a record of 42-30 in six seasons under Gailey
… a 12-7 record in October under Gailey
… a 40-12 record under Gailey when the Yellow Jackets have more rushing yards than their opponent
… an all-time overall record of 651-439-43 in 115 seasons

… Georgia Tech’s point total was its second-highest of the season (69 points vs. Samford)
… The Yellow Jackets recorded more than one interception in a game for the first time this season.
… Tech recorded three interceptions in a game for the first time since Sept. 17, 2005 vs. Connecticut
… Georgia Tech allowed a sack of the quarterback for the first time since Sept. 22 at Virginia, breaking a streak of three sack-less games
… Georgia Tech won the coin toss for just the second time in eight games

On Offense
… Georgia Tech recorded a season-high 510 yards of total offense, the most in a regular season game under head coach Chan Gailey. (Tech had 514 yards of total offense against Syracuse in the 2004 Champs Sports Bowl)
… Tech’s total offense total was the highest since totaling 560 yards against Virginia in 2001
… Tech topped 200 yards rushing for the fourth time. Tech’s 292 rushing yards was the second highest total of the season (389 vs. Samford).

On Defense
… Georgia Tech held Army to 266 yards of total offense
… Georgia Tech held its opponent under 300 yards for the fifth time in eight games in 2007

For Starters
Sophomore Cord Howard (offensive tackle) made his first career start today
Senior guard Matt Rhodes started for the 42nd consecutive game.

127 consecutive games without being shut out (last time came on Oct. 18, 1997 – a 38-0 loss at No. 3 Florida State
120 consecutive PATs without a miss by senior Travis Bell (entering today’s game)
8 straight games sophomore receiver Greg Smith has caught at least one pass

Tashard Choice, Sr., RB
… his first-quarter touchdown was his seventh of the season and the 25th of his career (the 8th-most career TDs in Georgia Tech history and the 3rd-most career rushing TDs in Tech history)
… suffered an injury to his right knee, which kept him out the entire second half

Josh Nesbitt, Fr., QB
… completed a pass for the first time since the Samford game on Sept. 8
… rushed for more yards today (78) than he had for the entire season entering today (77)

Jamaal Evans, So., RB
… scored his second touchdown of the season and the fourth touchdown of his career

Taylor Bennett, Jr., QB
… passed for 200 yards for the fourth time this season

Travis Bell, Sr., K
… his second-quarter field goal, his second of the game, was the 55th of his career, moving him past Luke Manget for the second-most field goals in Georgia Tech history (Scott Sisson holds the record with 60 from 1989-92)
… his second-quarter field goal was also his 17th of the season – two more than Bell made all of last season and tying for the third-most single-season field goals in Tech history (the single-season record of 19 is shared by Luke Manget and Scott Sisson)
… his second-quarter field goal was his ninth this season of 40 yards or longer
… has kicked at least one field goal in all eight games this season
… scored in double figures for the fourth time this season
… is now 17-for-20 on field goal attempts this season

Durant Brooks, Sr., P
… booted a 66-yard punt in the fourth-quarter, the longest of his career
… recorded his 41st career punt of more than 50 yards

Greg Smith, So., WR
… continued his streak of making at least one reception in every game this season

Colin Peek, So., TE
… his 37-yard reception in the third quarter was the longest of his career
… continued his streak of making at least one reception in every game this season

James Johnson, Sr., WR
… had a season-high number of receptions today (3)
… also had a season-high for receiving yards (43)

Mike Cox, Sr., FB
… Cox, who had zero rushing attempts in 2005 and in 2006 (he had 4 carries in 2004), had career highs for rushing attempts (4) and rushing yards (38)
… his 12-yard carry was a career long for him

Morgan Burnett, Fr., S
… recorded his third interception of the season (he was responsible for Tech’s first three interceptions of the season)

Jonathan Dwyer, Fr., RB
… scored his seventh touchdown of the season and his first TD since Sept. 22 at Virginia
… had his first rushing attempt since the Clemson game on Sept. 29

Rashaun Grant, Sr., RB
… ran for 100-plus yards for the second time in his career (he ran for 122 yards vs. NC State as a freshman in 2004)
… became the third different Yellow Jacket running back to eclipse 100 yards in a game this season
… had a season-high for rushing yards today (previously 29 yards on six carries vs. Clemson)
… scored his first touchdown of the season and the second of his career (he scored a TD vs. Troy last season)
… suffered an injury to his right ankle in the third quarter

Jahi Word-Daniels, Jr., CB
… recorded his two interceptions of the season and the third and fourth INTs of his career (he had two INTs last season)
… is the first Yellow Jacket to have two interceptions in the same game since Reuben Houston vs. NC State on Nov. 6, 2004
… became the first Yellow Jacket other than Morgan Burnett to make an INT this season

Game captains: Tashard Choice, Philip Wheeler, Kevin Tuminello
Coin toss: Georgia Tech won and elected to receive


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