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Post-Game Notes

Nov. 2, 2007

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Georgia Tech’s loss tonight gives the Yellow Jackets…

… a record of 5-4 overall, 2-4 in the ACC

… their most ACC losses since going 4-4 in 2004

… a 3-2 record at home this season with two home games remaining

… a 1-2 record vs. nationally-ranked teams this season (all at home)

… a record of 42-31 in six seasons under head coach Chan Gailey, including a 24-12 record at home

… a 2-3 all-time record vs. Virginia Tech including a 1-2 mark in Atlanta

For Starters

… senior guard Matt Rhodes made his team-leading 43rd consecutive start

… DE Adamm Oliver, C Kevin Tuminello and junior guard Andrew Gardner all made their 35th consecutive start

… sophomore running back Jamaal Evans made his first career start

Streaks

128 consecutive games without being shut out (last time came on Oct. 18, 1997 – a 38-0 loss at No. 3 Florida State

124 consecutive PATs without a miss by senior Travis Bell (did not attempt a PAT tonight)

Miscellaneous

… entering tonight’s game, no team had thrown fewer interceptions (3) in 2007 than Georgia Tech; the Yellow Jackets proceeded to throw five interceptions tonight

… entering tonight’s game, the Yellow Jacket defense had allowed more than seven points in one quarter just twice this season

… entering tonight’s game, Georgia Tech had allowed just 17 points in the second quarter all season; Virginia Tech scored 14 second-quarter points tonight

… Georgia Tech had six turnovers (5 ints, 1 fumble), its most since turning the ball over seven times against Fresno State in the 2002 Silicon Valley Football Classic (6 ints, 1 fumble)

… held to less than 10 points for the first time this season

… held to its fewest points since a 27-3 loss at 4th-ranked Miami on Oct. 2, 2004

… largest margin of defeat since a 31-7 loss at 12th-ranked Clemson on Oct. 21, 2006

… Georgia Tech allowed a season-high 185 yards rushing

… Georgia Tech had a season-low 22:35 time of possession

Taylor Bennett, Jr., QB

… after throwing just three interceptions in the first eight games of the season, he threw four interceptions tonight

Jamaal Evans, So., RB

… made his first career start tonight

Travis Bell, Sr., K

… has made at least one field goal in every game this season

… his first-quarter field goal tonight was the 56th of his career (2nd-most in Georgia Tech history), his 18th of the season (3rd-most in Tech history); and his 292nd career point (third in Tech history)

Durant Brooks, Sr., P

… named earlier today as one of 10 semifinalists for the Ray Guy Award

Greg Smith, So., WR

… failed to catch a pass for the first time this season

Colin Peek, So., TE

… failed to catch a pass for the first time this season

James Johnson, Sr., WR

… had a career-high for receiving yards (136) – and he reached it in the first half alone; his previous career best was 77 yards vs. Duke in 2006

… is the second receiver in the post-Calvin Johnson era to produce 100 receiving yards (Demaryius Thomas had 139 yards at Maryland)

Adamm Oliver, Sr., DT

… made his fourth career fumble recovery

… has recovered a fumble in each of his four seasons at Georgia Tech

Avery Roberson, Sr., CB

… caused a fumble for the first time this season, the second time in his career

Game captains: Tashard Choice, Philip Wheeler, Kevin Tuminello

Coin toss: Virginia Tech won the toss and elected to defer; Georgia Tech received the opening kickoff and defended the north goal

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