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Postgame Notes: Clemson 55, Georgia Tech 31

Nov. 20, 2013

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Georgia Tech’s Loss Gave the Yellow Jackets…
… a record of 6-4 overall, and a final record of 5-3 in the ACC
… an end to their three-game winning streak
… a record of 46-30 in six seasons under Paul Johnson
… a record of 31-17 in ACC games under Johnson
… a final record of 2-3 in road games, including a 2-2 record on the ACC road
… a 17-15 record in road games under Paul Johnson
… an all-time record of 50-27-2 vs. Clemson, including a 6-12 record in Death Valley
… two straight losses to Clemson and three losses in the last four meetings
… three straight losses on the road to Clemson
… a 4-3 record vs. the Tigers under Paul Johnson
… an all-time record of 88-37-2 vs. teams from South Carolina
… an all-time record of 3-12 when playing on November 14th
… a 19-10 record vs. Atlantic Division teams (7-5 on the road) since divisional play began in 2005
… a 14-5 record vs. Atlantic Division teams (6-3 on the road) under Paul Johnson
… an all-time record of 700-472-43 in 121 seasons of football

Team Notes
… Georgia Tech’s 26 pass attempts tied for its most in the Paul Johnson era
… Tech has scored 30 points or more against a nationally-ranked opponent nine times under Paul Johnson
… Tech has scored 30 points or more in a loss five times under Johnson
Robert Godhigh became the 42nd player in Georgia Tech history to have 1,000 career rushing yards
… Clemson scored its most points against Georgia Tech since a 73-0 win over the Yellow Jackets in 1903
… Clemson became the first team to score more than 50 points in a game vs. Georgia Tech in the Paul Johnson era (UNC scored 50 last season)
… The last time Georgia Tech allowed 55 points in one game came on Sept. 19, 1992, a 55-24 loss at Virginia
… Clemson’s 55 points ties for the most ever allowed by Georgia Tech in an ACC game, matching the 55-24 loss at Virginia in 1992
… A Georgia Tech defensive tackle made an interception vs. Clemson for the second straight year – Adam Gotsis tonight, Shawn Green last year
Adam Gotsis became the eighth different Yellow Jacket this season to record an interception
… Georgia Tech has played 208 consecutive games without being shut out (last shut out came vs. Florida State on Oct. 18, 1997)
… Tech failed to score a point in the first quarter for the first time since the Sept. 26 Virginia Tech game
… Tech allowed an opponent to score on their first possession for the first time since the Sept. 26 Virginia Tech game
… Tech faced its first deficit of any kind in more than a month, since the Oct. 12 BYU game
… The 27 points by Clemson in the first half were the third-most Tech has allowed in a game this season
… Tech attempted its first field goal since the Oct. 12 BYU game
… Tech allowed a touchdown in the third quarter for just the third time this season
… Tech gave up more than 40 points for just the second time this season (45 at Miami)
… Tech’s nine kickoff returns were its most in one game since 2002
… Tech had a one-play scoring drive – Godhigh’s 65-yard TD – for the 23rd time in the Paul Johnson era, and for the first time this season

Tajh Boyd vs. Georgia Tech
… only player to throw for more than three touchdowns vs. Georgia Tech this season
… first player to throw for four TDs vs. Tech since Nov. 19, 2011 (Sean Renfree, Duke)

Jeremiah Attaochu, Sr., DE
… his first sack tonight gave him 26.0 for his career, putting him alone in fourth place on Tech’s all-time career sacks list
… his second sack tonight – which came in the first quarter — gave him 8.0 for the season, including 6.0 over the last three games, and 27.0 for his career
… his second tackle for loss tonight gave him 11.5 for the season and 39.0 for his career, passing Gerris Wilkinson for the seventh-most career TFLs in Tech history
… his 10th sack yard tonight gave him 200 for his career, making him just the third player in Tech history to record sacks for minus-200 yards

Harrison Butker, Fr., K
… his first PAT tonight was his 40th of the season, tying Luke Manget for the sixth-most single-season PATs in Tech history
… his second point tonight gave him 56 for his young career, passing Jack Moore for the 20th-most career points scored by a Tech kicker
… his first field goal attempt tonight was his first since Oct. 12 at BYU
… his first field goal made tonight made him 6-of-9 for the season and his career
… his second PAT tonight was his 41st of the season, passing Luke Manget for the sixth-most single-season PATs in Tech history

Jay Finch, Sr., C
… made his 38th career start including his team-best 28th consecutive start
… played in his 47th career game

Robert Godhigh, r-Sr., AB
… rushed for a career high 126 yards (previous high: 111 at Virginia)
… had a career-high for receiving yards of 103 (previous high: 66 at Georgia in 2012)
… rushed for two touchdowns in one game for the second straight game
… had back-to-back offensive plays of longer than 30 yards – a 38-yard reception and a 32-yard rush
… his 80th rushing yard tonight gave him 1,000 career rushing yards
… his 65-yard TD run in the third quarter tied for the longest rush of his career (also 65 yards at UVa earlier this season)
… his 65-yard TD run in the fourth quarter also gave him 13 offensive plays this season of 30-plus yards
… rushed for 100 yards in a game for the third time this season (100 vs UNC, 111 at Virginia)

Godhigh’s second rushing touchdown tonight gave him…
… four rushing touchdowns over the last two games
… five rushing touchdowns and seven touchdowns overall this season
… nine career rushing touchdowns and 15 career touchdowns overall

Adam Gotsis, So., NT
… recorded his fourth sack of the season, the fifth of his career
… recorded his first career interception

Will Jackson, Sr., OL
… made his team-best 39th career start

Vad Lee, r-So., QB
… had a career high for pass completions (previously: 10 at North Carolina in 2012)
… had more pass completions and attempts in the first half than he’s had in any game since the Oct. 12 BYU game
… his 101st yard of total offense tonight gave him 1,500 for the season
… his 137th yard of total offense tonight gave him 2,676 for his career, passing
Larry Good for 20th place on Tech’s all-time career total offense list … threw his seventh interception of the season, the 10th of his career

Quayshawn Nealy, Jr., LB
… had a season-high 1.5 tackles for loss – in the first half alone

Sean Poole, Sr., P
… his first punt was for 51 yards – his ninth punt of the season and the 23rd of his career of 50 yards or longer

David Sims, Sr., BB
… his 22nd rushing yard tonight made him the 13th player in Georgia Tech history with 2,000 career rushing yards
… had his first kickoff return of the season
… his second rushing attempt tonight gave him 393 for his career, passing Shawn Jones for the 15th-most career rushing attempts in Tech history
… was tackled for a loss tonight for the first time this season

Sims’ rushing touchdown tonight gave him…
… 10 rushing touchdowns and 11 touchdowns overall this season
… his 10th rushing TD this season tied him for the 16th-most single-season rushing TDs in Tech history
… his 11 touchdowns overall this season tie for the 18th-most single-season TDs in Tech history
… 22 career rushing touchdowns, tying Eddie Lee Ivery and Leon Hardeman for the eighth-most in Tech history
… 25 career touchdowns overall, the 12th-most career TDs in Tech history
… 150 career points scored, tying Ron Rice for 20th place on Tech’s all-time career scoring list

Micheal Summers, r-Fr., WR
… had more than one reception in a game for the first time since the season opener … his third reception tied a career high

Jemea Thomas, Sr., CB
… his fourth tackle tonight gave him 208 for his career – the 15th-most career tackles by a Tech defensive back
… played in his team-leading 51st career game, which ties for the 10th-most in Georgia Tech history
… made his 26th career start

Darren Waller, Jr., WR
… had more than one reception in a game for the first time in more than a month, since the Oct. 12 BYU game

Brandon Watts, Sr., LB
… played in his 47th career game and made his 27th career start

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