Sept. 20, 2014
GEORGIA TECH (4-0, 1-0) 27, VIRGINIA TECH (2-2, 0-1) 38
LANE STADIUM, BLACKSBURG, VA.
SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 ATTENDANCE: 62,318
It was the first Saturday game in the series since 2009 and only the sixth in 12 series meetings. Each of the last four games had been played on either Thursday (2010, 2011, 2013) or Monday (2012).
Saturday was the 12th series meeting and 11th as ACC rivals.
Virginia Tech leads the all-time series 8-4. Georgia Tech is now 2-4 all-time in Blacksburg.
Paul Johnson is 2-5 all-time against Virginia Tech (all as Georgia Tech head coach).
Paul Johnson is 6-1 in ACC openers as Georgia Tech head coach.
Georgia Tech is 17-15 all-time in ACC openers.
Georgia Tech starts off the season 4-0 for the second time under head coach Paul Johnson.
Georgia Tech extended its streak to 215 consecutive games without being shut out – the eighth-longest active streak in the nation.
Georgia Tech has recorded at least one takeaway in three straight games.
Six of Georgia Tech’s seven takeaways this season have led to Yellow Jackets touchdowns.
The last time Georgia Tech had three takeaways in a single game was at Tulane on Sept. 6, 2014.
Redshirt sophomore QB Justin Thomas posted his second consecutive 100-yard rushing game, rushing for 165 yards on 22 carries with one touchdown.
Thomas became the first Georgia Tech QB to post back-to-back 100-yard rushing games since Tevin Washington did it in 2011 (120 vs. Maryland, 115 vs. Virginia).
Senior B-Back Zach Laskey saw his streak of rushing attempts without a negative carry snapped at 75 – dating back to last season at Pittsburgh. Laskey has only three negative carries in 278 career rushing attempts.
Redshirt freshman DB Corey Griffin recorded his career-first interception in the second quarter.
Paul Davis’ recorded his first interception and first pick-six of his career in the fourth quarter.
Davis also had a career-high nine tackles against the Hokies.
DJ White recorded his second-career interception of his career that led to Harrison Butker’s game-winning 24-yard field goal.