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Postgame Notes: Georgia Tech 56, Syracuse 0

Oct. 19, 2013

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Georgia Tech’s Win Today Gave the Yellow Jackets…
… a record of 4-3 overall, 3-2 in the ACC
… an end to their three-game losing streak
… a 3-1 record at home
… a record of 44-29 in six seasons under Paul Johnson
… a record of 27-10 in home games under Johnson
… a 3-0 all-time record vs. Syracuse
… a 19-9 record vs. Atlantic Division teams since divisional play began in 2005 (11-3 in home games)
… a 14-4 record vs. Atlantic Division teams under Paul Johnson (7-1 in home games)
… a 6-1 all-time record against teams from New York
… a 9-6 all-time record when playing on October 19th
… 75 victories over the last 10 seasons combined
… 40 ACC victories over the last eight seasons combined
… an all-time record of 450-188-21 in Bobby Dodd Stadium/Historic Grant Field
… an all-time record of 698-471-43 in 121 seasons of football

Most Points In An ACC Game
68                    North Carolina                                     A                Nov. 10, 2012
63                    Wake Forest                                       H                Nov. 21, 1998
59                    (17) NC State                                       H                Oct. 11, 1986
56                    Syracuse                                            H                Oct. 19, 2013
56                    Virginia                                                H                Sept. 15, 2012
52                    Wake Forest                                       H                Oct. 14, 2000
49                    Duke                                                    A                Nov. 14, 2009
49                    Florida State                                       A                Oct. 10, 2009
49                    Duke                                                    H                Nov. 18, 2006
49                    Maryland                                             H (th)          Sept. 30, 1999
49                    Wake Forest                                       H                Nov. 12, 1983

Largest Margin Of Victory In An ACC Game
56 (56-0)          Syracuse                                             H                Oct. 19, 2013
39 (49-10)        Duke                                                    A                Nov. 14, 2009
38 (38-0)          Maryland                                             H                Oct. 9, 1993
38 (59-21)        (17) NC State                                       H                Oct. 11, 1986
38 (45-7)          Wake Forest                                       A                Nov. 13, 1982
36 (56-20)        Virginia                                                H                Sept. 15, 2012
35 (35-0)          Virginia                                                H (th)          Nov. 9, 2000
35 (45-10)        Duke                                                    H                Oct. 21, 2000
35 (42-7)          Wake Forest                                       A                Nov. 17, 1990

Largest Margin Of Victory – Since 1961
70 (70-0)          Elon                                                     H                Aug. 31, 2013
63 (70-7)          Navy                                                    A                Sept. 8, 2001
56 (56-0)          Syracuse                                             H                Oct. 19, 2013
56 (59-3)          Presbyterian                                        H                Sept. 8, 2012
55 (69-14)        Samford                                               H                Sept. 8, 2007
46 (52-6)          VMI                                                      H                Nov. 8, 1986
45 (48-3)          Citadel                                                 H                Sept. 22, 1984
44 (51-7)          Furman                                                H                Sept. 2, 1995
42 (66-24)        Kansas                                                H                Sept. 17, 2011
42 (63-21)        Western Carolina                                H (th)          Sept. 1, 2011
42 (52-10)        Tulsa                                                   *N4            Jan. 4, 2004
42 (45-3)          Vanderbilt                                            H                Aug. 31, 2002
42 (42-0)          Vanderbilt                                            H                Sept. 24, 1966

Georgia Tech’s Shutouts Since Joining The ACC
Vs.                   Syracuse                                             H                Oct. 19, 2013
Vs.                   Elon                                                     H                Aug. 31, 2013
Vs.                   Duke                                                    H                Oct. 4, 2008
Vs.                   North Carolina                                     A                Nov. 11, 2006
Vs.                   Virginia                                                H (th)          Nov. 9, 2000
Vs.                   Maryland                                             H                Oct. 9, 1993
Vs.                   (8) South Carolina                               H                Oct. 15, 1988
Vs.                   Indiana State                                       H                Oct. 10, 1987
Vs.                   Duke                                                    A                Nov. 2, 1985
Vs.                   North Carolina                                     H                Oct. 5, 1985 

Most Points At Home – Since 1961
70                    Elon                                                     H                Aug. 31, 2013
69                    Samford                                               H                Sept. 8, 2007
66                    Kansas                                                H                Sept. 17, 2011
63                    Western Carolina                                H (th)          Sept. 1, 2011
63                    Wake Forest                                       H                Nov. 21, 1998
59                    Presbyterian                                        H                Sept. 8, 2012
59                    (17) NC State                                       H                Oct. 11, 1986
56                    Syracuse                                             H                Oct. 19, 2013
56                    Virginia                                                H                Sept. 15, 2012

Fewest Penalties – Since 1961
0                      Syracuse                                             H                Oct. 19, 2013
0                      Navy                                                    H                Nov. 9, 1968
0                      TCU                                                     H                Sept. 21, 1968
0                      Tulane                                                 A                Oct. 26, 1963

Team Notes
… The last time Georgia Tech pitched two shutouts in the same season came in 1985 with wins over North Carolina (31-0) and at Duke (9-0), back when Ted Roof was a team captain
… Tech had more than 400 yards of total offense for the sixth time in seven games (only Virginia Tech held GT to less than 400)
… Tech rushed for more than 300 yards for the fifth time this season
… Over the last two seasons, Tech has scored eight or more touchdowns in a game five times (including 10 vs. Elon in the opener)
… Tech’s seven rushing touchdowns tie for the 2nd-most in modern Georgia Tech history, second only to rushing for 9 TDs vs. Samford in 2007 (Tech also rushed for 7 TDs last season vs. North Carolina and Virginia)
… Tech won the time of possession battle for the sixth straight game
… Tech held an opponent scoreless in a half for the fourth time this season (both halves vs. Elon, 2nd half vs. UNC)
… Tech’s 28-0 lead in the first half came with no offensive play longer than 19 yards
… Tech had zero penalties and zero passing yards in the first half
… Tech was 4-of-4 in the red zone in the first half with four TDs
Synjyn Days became the 13th different Yellow Jacket to score a touchdown this season
… Syracuse’s 49-yard kickoff return in the first quarter was the longest against Tech this season
… Georgia Tech has played 205 consecutive games without being shut out (last shut out came vs. Florida State on Oct. 18, 1997)
… Tech has played 350 consecutive home games without being shut out (last: Nov. 30, 1957 vs. Georgia)

Dennis Andrews, r-Fr., AB
… had his first career reception

Jeremiah Attaochu, Sr., DE
… his first tackle for loss today gave him 32.0 for his career, tying for the 12th-most in Tech history

Synjyn Days, r-Jr., AB
… made his first career start
… his first-quarter rushing touchdown was his first of the season, the sixth of his career 

Jay Finch, Sr., C
… made his 35th career start including his team-best 25th consecutive start
… played in his 44th career game 

Adam Gotsis, So., NT
… his first tackle for loss today was his fifth over the last two games, his ninth overall this season

Anthony Harrell, r-So., LB
… made his first career start today
… his fourth tackle today tied a career high

Will Jackson, Sr., OL
… made his team-best 36th career start

Zach Laskey, Jr., BB
… rushed for three touchdowns in a game for the first time in his career
… has rushed for four touchdowns this season, five career rushing TDs
… has four touchdowns overall this season (1 by receiving), eight for his career (three by receiving)
… his 17th rushing yard today gave him 900 for his career
… had a season-high for rushing yards (previously, 33 vs. Elon)

Vad Lee, r-So., QB
… his first rushing attempt today was the 200th of his career
… his 18th rushing yard today gave him 300 for the season
… his 30th rushing yard today gave him 856 for his career, passing Shawn Jones for the sixth-most career rushing yards by a Tech quarterback
… threw a 46-yard touchdown pass to Darren Waller on his first pass attempt today

Lee’s two rushing touchdowns today gave him…
… six rushing touchdowns this season, tying for the 1-13th-most single-season rushing TDs by a Tech quarterback
… 15 career rushing touchdowns, tying Billy Lothridge for the fifth-most career rushing TDs by a Tech quarterback
… four career games with two rushing touchdowns

Lee’s passing touchdown today gave him…
… eight passing touchdowns this season
… 12 career passing TDs
… 14 touchdowns responsible for this season
… 27 career touchdowns responsible for

Chris Milton, r-So., DB
… blocked his third punt of the season 

Quayshawn Nearly, r-Jr., LB
… recorded his second interception of the season, the sixth of his career (he has two INTs each of his three seasons)
… joined Chris Milton as the only Yellow Jackets with two interceptions this season
… registered his first fumble recovery of the season, the second of his career (his first since 2011)

Sean Poole, Sr., P
… his third punt today gave him 119 for his career, passing Gerald Burch for the 11th-most in Tech history
… his 105th punting yard today was his 1,000th of the season

David Sims, Sr., BB
… his first rushing attempt today was the 350th of his career
… his 38th rushing yard today gave him 1,759 for his career, passing Joe Hamilton for 18th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list
… his 57th rushing yard today gave him 1,778 for his career, passing Ronny Cone for 17th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list

DeAndre Smelter, Jr., WR
… his first punt return today was for 23 yards, a career high (also just his third career return)
… attempted his first career pass, and also threw his first interception

Jemea Thomas, Sr., CB
… played in his team-leading 48th career game and made his 23rd career start
… recorded his first sack of the season, the third of his career, the 8th tackle for loss of his career
… forced a fumble for the first time this season, the second time in his career

Justin Thomas, r-Fr., QB
… his 50-yard touchdown run in the third quarter was the longest of his young career
… rushed for a touchdown for the second time this season
… had a career high for rushing attempts and rushing yards

Darren Waller, Jr., WR
… his 46-yard TD reception in the third quarter was his longest reception of the season, his second TD reception of the season

Brandon Watts, Sr., LB
… played in his 44th career game and made his 24th career start
… forced a fumble for the first time this season, the fourth time in his career

Louis Young, Sr., CB
… made his second interception this season for a season-best

Today’s Captains
Jeremiah Attaochu, David Sims and Jemea Thomas
Georgia Tech won the toss and elected to defer

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