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Postgame Notes: Miami 45, Georgia Tech 30

Oct. 5, 2013

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Georgia Tech’s Loss Gave the Yellow Jackets…
… a record of 3-2 overall, 2-2 in the ACC (2-2 Coastal Division)
… a 1-1 record on the road (1-1 ACC)
… a record of 43-28 in six seasons under Paul Johnson
… a 16-13 record on the road under Johnson
… a 10-9 all-time record vs. Miami
… five consecutive losses to the Hurricanes, including three straight losses to Miami in Sun Life Stadium
… a 2-4 record vs. the Hurricanes in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale
… a 1-4 all-time record in Sun Life Stadium (0-3 vs. Miami)
… a 46-31-7 all-time record against teams from the Sunshine State
… an 11-4 all-time record when playing on October 5th
… an 0-1 record vs. nationally-ranked teams
… an 86-161-6 all-time record vs. ranked opponents, including a 24-78-2 mark on the road
… a 27-17 record vs. Coastal Division opponents since divisional play began in 2005, including a 16-13 mark under Paul Johnson
… an 11-11 record in road games vs. Coastal Division opponents, including a 6-8 mark under Johnson
… an all-time record of 697-470-43 in 121 seasons of football

Team Notes
… Tech had eight different players rush for more than 25 yards
… Tech missed a PAT for the first time this season (the Jackets missed three last season, including one that was blocked)
… Prior to today, Tech had not allowed an opponent offensive play of more than 36 yards, but Miami had a 69-yard TD pass in the third quarter
… Miami’s 45 points were the most by a Tech opponent since November 10th of last season (50 points by North Carolina)
… Tech rushed for more than 300 yards for the fourth time in five games this season
… Tech had more than 400 yards of total offense for the fourth time in five games this season
… Tech won the time of possession battle for the fourth consecutive game
… Georgia Tech has played 203 consecutive games without being shut out (last shut out came vs. Florida State on Oct. 18, 1997)
… Tech’s opponents have scored a touchdown on their first drive in each of the last three games
… After forcing just one turnover in previous 3 games combined, Tech forced two turnovers in the first quarter today
… Eleven different Yellow Jackets had rushing attempts in the first half
… Miami’s Duke Johnson is the first opponent individual to rush for 100 yards against Tech this season

Dennis Andrews, r-Fr., AB
… had a career high for rushing attempts today (previous high: two)

Jeremiah Attaochu, Sr., DE
… his first sack today gave him 21.0 for his career, giving him sole possession of sixth place in Tech history
… his first tackle for loss today gave him 30.5 for his career, tying for the 16th-most in Tech history

Harrison Butker, Fr., K
… his first-quarter field goal today made him 3-of-5 on the year
… all three of his field goals this season are from 45-49 yards

Paul Davis, Fr., LB
… recorded his first career fumble recovery

Emmanuel Dieke, Sr., DE
… recorded his second career forced fumble

Jay Finch, Sr., C
… made his 33rd career start including his team-best 23rd consecutive start
… played in his 42nd career game

Robert Godhigh, Sr., AB
… his 24th all-purpose yard today gave him 1,000 for his career

Deon Hill, Jr., AB
… played in his first game since the season opener (re: illness)
… his first carry today went for a career-long 24 yards
… rushed for a career-high today
… had a career high rushing attempts today (previous high: two)

Will Jackson, Sr., OL
… made his team-best 34th career start

Vad Lee, r-So., QB
… his 83rd yard of total offense today gave him 2,000 career total offense yards

Chris Milton, r-So., S
… recorded his second interception of the season (and career)

Quayshawn Nealy, r-Jr., LB
… recorded his first interception of the season, the fifth of his career
… now has more than 100 career interception return yards (entered the game with 93)
… his second tackle today gave him 150 for his career

Charles Perkins, Jr., RB
… rushed for his second touchdown of the season, the third of his career

David Sims, Sr., BB
… his 74th rushing yard today gave him 1,690 for his career, passing Bill Teas for 20th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list
… rushed for two touchdowns in one game for the fourth time in his career

Sims’ two rushing touchdowns today gave him…
… six rushing touchdowns this season
… five rushing touchdowns over the last three games
… seven touchdowns overall this season (one via receiving)
… 18 career rushing touchdowns, tying Joe Hamilton and others for the 15th-most in Tech history
… 21 career touchdowns overall, tying David Sims (no relation) for the 16th-most in Tech history
… 128 career points scored

DeAndre Smelter, Jr., WR
… had his first career kickoff return today … also had his first punt return today
… his 20-yard punt return was the longest by a Yellow Jacket this season

Jemea Thomas, Sr., CB
… played in his team-leading 46th career game and made his 21st career start

Brandon Watts, Sr., LB
… played in his 42nd career game and made his 22nd career start
… recorded his first career fumble recovery

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