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Postgame Notes: Ga Tech 68, Carolina 50

Nov. 10, 2012

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Georgia Tech’s Win Today Gives the Yellow Jackets…
… a record of 5-5 overall, 4-3 in the ACC
… a tie for first place in the Coastal Division
… 18 consecutive seasons of finishing .500 or better in conference play – the longest such streak in the nation
… two straight wins, two straight ACC wins and two straight road wins
… a 38-24 record in five seasons under head coach Paul Johnson
… a 27-18-3 all-time record vs. North Carolina, including a 10-11-3 mark in Chapel Hill
… four consecutive wins over the Tar Heels, seven wins in the last eight meetings and 13 wins in the last 15 meetings
… six wins in their last eight trips to Kenan Stadium
… a 4-1 record vs. North Carolina under Paul Johnson
… a 225-143-8 all-time record against ACC opponents
… a 24-15 record vs. Coastal Division opponents since divisional play began in 2005, including an 11-10 mark on the road
… a 133-68-4 all-time record vs. teams from the state of North Carolina … a 2-2 record on the road
… a 15-11 record in road games under Johnson
… 41 ACC victories over the last eight seasons combined (only Virginia Tech has won more)
… an 11-7-1 record all-time when playing on November 10th
… an all-time record of 692-466-43 in 120 seasons of football

Streaks
… 194 consecutive games without being shut out (last time: Oct. 18, 1997 vs. Florida State)
… 36 consecutive starts by Sr. DE Izaan Cross

Tech’s 68 Points Today Were…
… its most ever in an ACC game
… its most in any game since scoring 69 against Samford on Sept. 8, 2007
… its most in a road game since scoring 70 at Navy on Sept. 8, 2001
… 19 points more than its previous record for points in an ACC road game (Tech scored 49 at both Duke and Florida State in 2009)

Team Notes
… The two teams set a record for the most combined points in an ACC conference game, breaking the old record of 106 set on Oct. 31, 1981 when Clemson beat Wake Forest, 82-24
… Tech’s 40 second-half points were its most in any half since last season when the Yellow Jackets scored 42 in the first half against both Western Carolina and the second half against Kansas; its most in a half of a road game since scoring 42 in the first half at Navy on Sept. 8, 2001; its most every in an ACC half
… Tech’s 30 third-quarter points were its most in any quarter since scoring 31 in the second quarter against Vanderbilt on Aug. 31, 2002; its most ever in an ACC quarter and its most in a quarter of a road game in at least 40 years
… North Carolina is the first Georgia Tech opponent to return an interception for a touchdown in the Paul Johnson era, the first since Sept. 22, 2007 when Virginia had a pick-six against the Jackets
… Over the last 40 years, Tech has scored more touchdowns in a game just once – 10 TDs at Navy on Sept. 8, 2001
… Tech’s point total today was its highest ever in the series against North Carolina
… Tech’s seven rushing touchdowns tied for its most in an ACC game (Tech also had seven vs. Virginia earlier this season and vs. Wake Forest in 1983)
… Tech had 588 yards of total offense, which ranks as just the third-highest total in a game this season
… Tech’s 380 rushing yards were its most ever in the series with North Carolina (Tech had 372 vs. UNC in 2010)
… Tech’s 230 kickoff return yards were its most in a game since 1990
… Five different Jackets rushed for a touchdown – the most ever in an ACC game
… Tech had a quarterback rush and pass for 100 yards in a game for the seventh time under Paul Johnson
… On its last two trips to Kenan Stadium, Tech has rushed for a combined 752 yards
… The two teams combined for their most points in the 48-game history of the series
… Tech allowed a touchdown on the opponent’s opening drive for the third time this season
… After the first quarter today, Tech has scored 14 or more points in a quarter 13 times this season
… Tech allowed two 90-yard scoring drives in the first half alone
… The Jackets’ 136th rushing yard today gave Tech 3,000 rushing yards for the season
… UNC’s 29 first-half points were the most in any half by a Tech opponent this season, the most by a Tech opponent since Oct. 10, 2009 when Florida State scored 35 points in the first half, and just the third time in Paul Johnson’s five seasons that an opponent has scored more than 28 points in one half

Most Points In An ACC Game

68 North Carolina  A       Nov. 10, 201263      Wake Forest     H       Nov. 21, 199859      (17) NC State   H       Oct. 11, 198656      Virginia        H       Sept. 15, 201252      Wake Forest     H       Oct. 14, 2000

Jamal Golden’s 100-Yard Kick Return Notes
… Before this season, Georgia Tech last returned a kickoff for a touchdown in 1998. Jamal Golden has returned two kickoffs for touchdowns over the last three games.
… His 100-yard kickoff return was just the fourth of 100 yards (or more in Tech history)
… Golden’s kick return was Tech’s longest since Oct. 31, 1998 when Dez White had a 100-yard return at Maryland
… was Tech’s first-ever kick return for a TD against North Carolina and just its fourth ever in an ACC game
… the only “longer” kick return in Tech history came before all returns in the end zone were credited as 100 yards, in 1919, when Dewey Scarboro had a 102-yard return against Georgetown

Longest Kick Returns in Georgia Tech History
102, Dewey Scarboro vs. Georgetown, 1919
100, Jamal Golden vs. North Carolina, 2012
100, Dez White vs. Maryland, 1998
100, Drew Hill vs. Georgia, 1978

In the first half, the two teams combined for…
… 57 points – the most ever in a half in the 48-game series between Georgia Tech and North Carolina
… the 57 points were the most in one half in a Tech game since the Jackets and Western Carolina combined for 63 points in the first half on Sept. 1 2011; the 57 points were the most points in one half of a Tech ACC game since Oct. 10, 2009 when the Jackets and Florida State combined for 63 first-half points
… 591 yards of total offense

Most Points In A Half (Both Teams Combined) Since 1972

63 (1st)   Western Carolina        H (th)  Sept. 1, 201163 (1st)        Florida State   A       Oct. 10, 200957 (1st)        North Carolina  A       Nov.. 10, 201256 (1st)        Vanderbilt      A       Oct. 31, 200956 (1st)        Clemson H       Nov. 13, 199956 (2nd)        Wake Forest     H       Nov. 21, 1998

T.J. Barnes, Sr., DT
… played in his 50th career game, tying Rod Sweeting for the most career games played on the team

Izaan Cross, Sr., DE
… made his team-best 38th career start and his 36th consecutive start
… recorded his fourth career sack – his second against UNC — in the second quarter
… recorded his first career interception in the third quarter today

Robert Godhigh, Jr., RB
… scored three touchdowns – two by rushing, one by receiving – all in the third quarter
… his is the first Yellow Jacket to have a rushing and receiving TD in the same game since Orwin Smith and Roddy Jones did it against Kansas last season; Godhigh is the first to do it in an ACC game since 2000 when Kelly Campbell did it against Virginia
… he has rushed for four touchdowns this season and has two touchdown receptions for six total
… has rushed for three touchdowns over the last two games combined

Jamal Golden, So., KR/PR/DB
… broke a school record for kickoff return yards in one game; the previous record was 184 yards by T.J. Edwards vs. Duke in 1989
… joins Gary Lee (1978) as the only Yellow Jacket in history to return to kickoffs for a touchdown in one season
… joins Dez White, Drew Hill and Lee as the only players in Tech history to have two career kick returns for touchdowns; with one more, Golden would be the only player in Tech history with three

Chris Jackson, Sr., WR
… got his first career reception today

Isaiah Johnson, Jr., S
… recorded his first fumble recovery of the season, the fifth of his career

Vad Lee, r-Fr., QB
… His 63-yard pass to Darren Waller was the second-longest completion of his young career – he had an 82-yarder to Jeff Greene against Presbyterian; it was Lee’s third completion of 40 yards or longer
… threw his first career interception
… rushed and passed for more than 100 yards in a game for the first time in his career

Lee’s second rushing touchdown today gave him…
… eight rushing touchdowns this season
… eight career rushing touchdowns, tying Gary Lanier for the 10th-most career rushing TDs by a Tech quarterback and ranking as the fifth-most single-season rushing TDs by a Tech QB
… two straight games – and three games overall this season – with two rushing TDs in a game
… four rushing TDs over the last two games combined

Quayshawn Nealy, So., LB
… recorded the first sack of his career in the first quarter

David Sims, Jr., BB
… his 25th rushing yard today gave him 1,000 for his career, making him the 40th player in Tech history with 1,000 career rushing yards
… his second-quarter rushing TD was his second of the season, the 10th rushing TD of his career, the 11th TD overall for his career

Orwin Smith, Sr., AB
… his eighth all-purpose yard gave him 1,000 all-purpose yards in 2012
… his 10th rushing yard today gave him 1,690 for his career, passing Bill Teas for 19th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list
… his 20th rushing yard today gave him 1,700 for his career
… his 79th rushing yard today gave him 1,778 for his career, passing Ronny Cone for 16th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list

Smith’s rushing touchdown today gave him…
… 20 career rushing touchdowns, tying for the 11th-most in Georgia Tech history
… five rushing touchdowns this season

Rod Sweeting, Sr., CB
… played in his 50th career game, which ties T.J. Barnes for the most on the team

Chris Tanner, Sr., K
… scored his first point today since kicking 14 PATs in 2009
… attempted – and made – the first field goal attempt of his career
… scored 14 points today, which is three points shy of tying the Tech single-game record for points by kicking

Omoregie Uzzi, Sr., OG
… made his 35th career start (ranks second on the team)

Darren Waller, So., WR
… his 63-yard reception in the second quarter was a career long (previous long was 12 at Clemson)

Tevin Washington, Jr., QB
… made his 27th consecutive start
… his ninth passing yard today gave him 3,000 for his career (10th-most in Tech history)
… his fourth rushing yard today gave him 515 for the season, passing his effort from 2010 for the sixth-most single-season rushing yards by a Tech quarterback

Washington’s rushing touchdown today gave him…
… 35 career rushing touchdowns, tying Joshua Nesbitt for the most by a quarterback in Tech and ACC history
… his 35 career rushing touchdowns tie for the second-most overall in Tech history
… 35 career touchdowns overall, tying for the third-most career TDs in Tech history
… 210 career points scored, passing Joe Burns for the 8th-most career points in Tech history
… 17 rushing touchdowns this season – the third-most single-season rushing TDs in Tech history, the second-most by a Tech quarterback and second-most by an ACC quarterback
… 17 touchdowns scored overall this season – the third-most single-season TDs in Tech history
… 102 points scored this season, passing Luke Manget for the fourth-most single-season points scored in Tech history
… 52 career touchdowns responsible for – the fifth-most career TDRs in Tech history
… 21 touchdowns responsible for this season, tying Joe Hamilton for the seventh-most single-season TDRs in Tech history

D.J. White, Fr., DB
… recorded his first career forced fumble

Today’s Captains
Izaan Cross, Omoregie Uzzi, Tevin Washington
Georgia Tech won the toss and elected to defer.

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