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Postgame Notes: Georgia Tech 66, Alabama A&M 7

Nov. 23, 2013

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Georgia Tech Postgame Notes
November 23, 2013 vs. Alabama A&M

Georgia Tech’s Win Today Gives the Yellow Jackets…
… a record of 7-4 overall (2-1 vs. non-ACC opponents)
… seven wins (or more) for the third straight season and for the 16th time in the last 17 seasons
… a 4-1 record in their last five games
… a record of 47-30 in six seasons under Paul Johnson, including a 29-10 record in home games
… a 5-1 record in home games
… a 1-0 all-time record vs. Alabama A&M (this was Tech’s first game vs. a SWAC opponent)
… a 74-75-7 all-time record against teams from Alabama
… a 3-4-1 all-time record when playing on November 23rd and their first win on this date since 1946
… 65 victories over the last eight seasons combined
… an all-time record of 452-188-21 at Bobby Dodd Stadium/Historic Grant Field
… an all-time record of 701-472-43 in 121 seasons of football

Team Notes
… Georgia Tech’s 52 first-half points broke a school modern day (since 1950) record for points in a single half
… Tech’s 52-point halftime lead was its largest since at least 1950
… Georgia Tech returned a fumble for a touchdown for the first time since Oct. 3, 2009 vs. Mississippi State
… Tech’s 28 second-quarter points tied a season high for points in a quarter
… The Yellow Jackets led 24-0 after the first quarter; for the season, Tech outscoring opponents 114-54 in the first quarter
… Georgia Tech scored a touchdown on its first possession for the fifth time this season
… Georgia Tech has played 209 consecutive games without being shut out (last shut out came vs. Florida State on Oct. 18, 1997)
… The Yellow Jackets have played 352 consecutive home games without being shut out (last shut out came vs. Georgia on Nov. 30, 1957)

CAREER GAMES PLAYED/TECH HISTORY
54, T.J. Barnes                        2009-12
54, Rod Sweeting                   2009-12
53, Rashaad Reid                   2008-11
53, Scott Blair                         2007-10
52, Jemea Thomas             2009, 11-13
52, Izaan Cross                      2009-12
52, Roddy Jones                    2008-11
52, Steven Sylvester                              2008-11
52, Mario Butler                     2007-10
52, Darryl Richard                  2004, 06-08
51, Orwin Smith                      2009-12

Most Points In A Game
70            Elon                                 H         Aug. 31, 2013
70            Navy                               A          Sept. 8, 2001
69            Samford                          H         Sept. 8, 2007
68            North Carolina               A          Nov. 10, 2012
66            Alabama A&M                 H         Nov. 23, 2013
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 

Most Points In A Half (Since 1950)
52 (1st)     Alabama A&M                 H         Nov. 23, 2013
45 (1st)     Samford                          H         Sept. 8, 2007
42 (1st)     Elon                                 H         Aug. 31, 2013
42 (2nd)    Kansas                            H         Sept. 17, 2011
42 (1st)     Western Carolina           H (th)  Sept. 1, 2011
42 (2nd)    Tulsa                               N         Jan. 4, 2004
42 (1st)     Navy                               A          Sept. 8, 2001 

Largest Halftime Lead (Since 1950)
52 (52-0) Alabama A&M                 H         Nov. 23, 2013
45 (45-0) Samford                          H         Sept. 8, 2007
42 (42-0) Elon                                 H         Aug. 31, 2013
42 (42-0) Navy                               A          Sept. 8, 2001
38 (38-0) Duke                               H (th)  Sept. 26, 1996

Harrison Butker, Fr., K
… his first-quarter field goal made him 7-of-10 on the year and gave him five field goals of 40 yards or longer this season
… his first-quarter field goal also made him six of his last seven field goal attempts
… his fifth point scored today gave him 66 for his young career, passing Bobby Thigpen for the 19th-most career points by kicking in Tech history
… his fourth PAT today gave him 47 on the season, passing Brad Chambers for the third-most single-season PATs in Tech history

Tim Byerly, r-So., QB
… his rushing touchdown was the first of his Georgia Tech career

Matt Connors, r-Jr., BB
… rushed for his first two touchdowns of the season, the third and fourth rushing TDs of his career 

Synjyn Days, r-Jr., RB
… his second TD run of the game was his fourth rushing touchdown of the season, his third over the last two games and the ninth of his career
… his two rushing TDs tie a career high – he also had two rushing TDs at Middle Tennessee State in 2011
… each of his first two rushing attempts today went for touchdowns

Jay Finch, Sr., C
… made his 39th career start including his team-best 29th consecutive start
… played in his 48th career game

Robert Godhigh, r-Sr., AB
Godhigh’s rushing touchdown today gave him…
… six rushing touchdowns and eight touchdowns overall this season
… six rushing touchdowns over the last four games
… 10 career rushing touchdowns and 16 career TDs overall

Jabari Hunt-Days, r-So., LB
… recorded his first forced fumble of the season, the second of his career
… had five tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.0 sacks in the first half

Will Jackson, Sr., OL
… made his team-best 40th career start

Jimmie Kitchen, r-So., DT
… recorded his first career fumble recovery

Zach Laskey, Jr., BB
Laskey’s rushing touchdown today gave him…
… seven rushing touchdowns and eight touchdowns overall this season
… six rushing touchdowns over the last five games
… eight career rushing touchdowns and 11 TDs overall 

Tyler Marcordes, r-Fr., LB
… made his first start of the season, the second of his career
… recorded his second interception of the season – he had a pick-six in the season opener, returning it 95 yards

Quayshawn Nealy, Jr., LB
… his fumble return for a touchdown in the second quarter was Tech’s first fumble return/TD since Oct. 3, 2009 at Mississippi State when Jerrard Tarrant returned an Anthony Dixon fumble 40 yards
… scored his second career TD, his first since a 74-yard pick-six against Utah in the 2011 Sun Bowl
… recorded his second fumble recovery of the season, the third of his career

Sean Poole, Sr., P
… his second punt today was the 133rd of his career, passing Dan Dyke for the 10th-most career punts in Tech history

David Sims, Sr., BB
… his first rushing attempt today was the 400th of his career – the 15th-most rushing attempts in Tech history
… his 24th rushing yard today gave him 2,027 for his career, passing William Bell for 12th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list
… his 60th rushing yard today gave him 700 for the season
… his 97th rushing yard today gave him 2,100 career rushing yards
… his 100th rushing yard today gave him two 100-yard games over Tech’s last four contests
… his 108th rushing yard today gave him a career high (previous high: 107 yards vs. Virginia, Oct. 26, 2013)

Sims’ rushing touchdown today gave him…
… 11 rushing touchdowns and 12 touchdowns overall this season
… a rushing touchdown in each of the last four games
… his 11 rushing touchdowns tie for the 14th-most single-season rushing TDs in Tech history
… his 12th overall touchdown this season ties for the 13th-most single-season TDs in Tech history
… 72 points scored this season
… 23 career rushing touchdowns, tying P.J. Daniels for the seventh-most career rushing TDs in Tech history
… 26 career touchdowns overall, tying for the 10th-most in Tech history
… 156 career points scored, tying P.J. Daniels for 19th place on Tech’s all-time career scoring list

Demond Smith, r-So., S
… recorded a tackle for loss for the third straight game

Broderick Snoddy, r-So., RB
… his 27-yard rush in the first quarter was the longest of his career
… reached a career high for rushing yards by early in the second quarter (previous high: 45 yards vs. Elon, Aug. 31, 2013)

Jemea Thomas, Sr., CB
… played in his team-leading 52nd career game, tying for the fifth-most in Georgia Tech history
… made his 27th career start

Justin Thomas, r-Fr., QB
… his 36-yard pass to Micheal Summers in the first quarter was the longest of his young career 

Brandon Watts, Sr., LB
… played in his 48th career game and made his 28th career start

Today’s Captains
Jeremiah Attaochu, David Sims and Jemea Thomas
Alabama A&M won the toss and elected to defer

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