Sept. 6, 2003
Georgia Tech 17, Auburn 3
**Georgia Tech head coach Chan Gailey is now 1-1 in his career vs. Auburn. Gailey’s Samford team lost to the Tigers, 35-7, in 1993.
**Tech’s win Saturday snapped a nine-game losing streak in the series with Auburn, and snapped a five-game losing streak at home in the series. Tech’s last win in the series was a 24-10 decision at Auburn in 1978, and its last home win over the Tigers was a 38-21 triumph in 1977.
**Tech’s crowd of 55,000 Saturday was its largest in Bobby Dodd Stadium since Nov. 30, 1985, when the Jackets hosted Georgia and won 20-16 before 59,602.
**Sam Williams, a cornerback from Atlanta, became the 11th true freshman to appear in a game for Tech. Williams played on Tech’s kickoff cover team.
**Tech limited Auburn to 40 yards rushing on 38 carries, fewer than any Tech opponent gained last season (53 by Virginia was the season low). It was the seventh time under Chan Gailey and defensive coordinator Jon Tenuta that the Jackets have kept a foe under 100 yards on the ground. The 40 yards are the lowest yield by a Tech defense since Georgia in 2000 (26 yards).
**After entering the season 0-for-4 on field goals, senior kicker Dan Burnett is 3-for-3 this season after hitting a 22-yarder in the first quarter.
**Jonathan Smith, Tech’s ninth all-time leading receiver with 105 receptions, did not have a catch for the first time since the Wake Forest game in the 2000 season. He had caught a pass in 16 consecutive games.
**Tech’s seven sacks in the game equals for fourth most ever for the Jackets in a game, and was the most for Tech since the 2000 season, when the Jackets recorded seven against Duke and NC State. Seven different players recorded or shared in a sack.
**Defensive end Eric Henderson led the way with three for 20 yards. That was the most by an individual since Jesse Tarplin vs. NC State in 1998.
**Key Fox’s 15 tackles were one off his career high of 16 against Fresno State in the Silicon Valley Bowl. He has 27 tackles in two games. Dawan Landry established a career best with 12 hits.
**Nine different players were involved in a tackle for loss, led by Eric Henderson’s four for 21 yards.