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Postgame Notes: BYU 38, Georgia Tech 20

Oct. 13, 2013

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Georgia Tech’s Loss Today Gave the Yellow Jackets…
… a record of 3-3 overall and a three-game losing streak
… a 1-2 record in road games
… a 1-1 record vs. non-conference opponents
… a record of 43-29 in six seasons under Paul Johnson
… a 16-14 record on the road under Johnson
… a 1-3 all-time record vs. BYU including an 0-2 mark in Provo
… a 9-6 all-time record when playing on October 12th
… a 1-5 all-time record against teams from Utah
… an all-time record of 697-471-43 in 121 seasons of football

Team Notes
… Tech has produced at least 400 yards of total offense in every game, but one this season
… Georgia Tech has allowed just seven third-quarter points all season; Tech has outscored opponents 42-7 in the third quarter
… Tech won the time of possession battle for the fifth consecutive game
… Tech had a season-high for penalties (previously 9 vs. Virginia Tech)
… Tech’s opponents have returned an interception for a touchdown in each of the last two games
… BYU had more first downs than any Tech opponent this season
… Georgia Tech used a different starting five on the offensive line for the first time this season with Sr. OT Ray Beno out with injury; Will Jackson moved from OG to OT and So. Trey Braun made his first career start at OG
Jemea Thomas started at safety today after starting the first five games at cornerback; Thomas is the fifth different player to start at safety this season
… Georgia Tech had more penalties in the first quarter (five) than it had in the entire game last week at Miami (three)
… Tech made two field goals in one quarter (the 2nd) for the first time since the ’12 ACC Championship game vs. Florida State
… Tech has outscored opponents 113-82 in the first half this season
… BYU’s 345 yards of total offense in the first half were the 12th-most by a Tech opponent over the last 50 seasons and were the most in a first half since Florida State had 403 yards in 2009
… Georgia Tech has played 204 consecutive games without being shut out (last shut out came vs. Florida State on Oct. 18, 1997)

Jeremiah Attaochu, Sr., DE
… his half-tackle for loss in the first half gave him 31.0 for his career

Trey Braun, r-So., OL
… made his first career start today

Harrison Butker, Fr., K
… the kicker saved a TD in the first quarter with his sixth tackle of the season
… his 37-yard field goal in the 2nd quarter was his shortest of the season
… his 44-yard field goal in the 2nd quarter made him 4-of-4 from beyond 40 yards this season
… his second field goal made him 5-of-7 on field goal attempts

Matt Connors, Jr., BB
… his 55-yard run was the longest of his career and gave him a career-high for single-game rushing

Jay Finch, Sr., C
… made his 34th career start including his team-best 24th consecutive start
… played in his 43rd career game

Adam Gotsis, So., NT
… had a career-high for sacks (previous high: 1.0)
… had a career-high for tackles for loss (previous high: 2.0)

Deon Hill, Jr., AB
… scored his second touchdown of the season, his first this season via receiving
… scored his fourth career touchdown, his second via receiving

Will Jackson, Sr., OL
… made his team-best 35th career start
… started for the first time this season at OT because of Ray Beno’s injury

Jimmie Kitchen, r-So., DT
… recorded his first tackles of the season

Vad Lee, r-So., QB
… his 15th rushing yard today gave him 800 for his career … his 134th total offense yard today gave him 1,000 for the season

Lee’s rushing touchdown today gave him…
… four rushing touchdowns this season
… 11 touchdowns responsible for this season
… 13 career rushing touchdowns – the seventh-most ever by a Georgia Tech quarterback
… 24 career touchdowns responsible for

Sean Poole, Sr., P
… his 52-yard punt in the third quarter was his seventh punt this season and 22nd career punt of 50-plus yards

David Sims, Sr., BB
… his seventh rushing yard today gave him 1,700 for his career

DeAndre Smelter, Jr., WR
… his third reception (early in third quarter) tied a career high

Demond Smith, r-So., S
… his fourth tackle (midway thru third quarter) tied a career high

Broderick Snoddy, r-Jr., RB
… had his first rushing attempt since the Sept. 14 Duke game

Micheal Summers. r-Fr., WR
… had his first reception since the season opener
… had the first rushing attempt of his career

Jemea Thomas, Sr., CB
… after starting the first five games at cornerback, started today at strong safety
… played in his team-leading 47th career game and made his 22nd career start
… his fourth tackle today was the 175th of his career
… his second pass break-up tied a career high

Justin Thomas, r-Fr., QB
… completed the first passes of his career and threw his first career TD pass

Brandon Watts, Sr., LB
… played in his 43rd career game and made his 23rd career start
… forced a fumble for the first time this season, the fourth time in his career

D.J. White, So., CB
… made his second career start

Louis Young, Sr., CB
… his seventh tackle tied a career high

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