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Postgame Notes: North Carolina 38, Georgia Tech 31

Oct. 3, 2015

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POSTGAME NOTES [GAME 4]
NORTH CAROLINA (4-1, 1-0 ACC) 38, GEORGIA TECH (2-3, 0-2 ACC) 31
OCTOBER 3, 2015 | ATLANTA, GA. | Bobby Dodd STADIUM (50,585) 

GAME NOTES

  • This is Georgia Tech’s 123rd season of football and the team’s all-time record is now 714-480-43.
  • Today was the 51st all-time meeting between Tech and Carolina, making the Tar Heels the Jackets’ sixth-most common opponent. Tech leads the series 28-19-3, including 18-7 in Atlanta.
  • Tech is 12-4 over its last 16 ACC home games (since the start of 2011) and averaging 32.2 points per game over those 16 games.

TEAM NOTES

  • Tech extended its streak of consecutive games with a  TD pass to 13, while Thomas’ personal streak of consecutive games with a TD pass reached nine. It matches the longest streak by a Tech QB since 2006.
  • Dating back to 2013, Georgia Tech at home has scored on its opening drive in 11 of the last 12 games. Tech opened Saturday’s game with a 10-play, 64-yard drive to take a 7-0 lead.
  • Tech ran 21 plays in the first quarter — all rushing plays — and gained 118 yards with a touchdown. Tech had gained just 49 rushing yards combined over its previous two games in the first quarter.
  • Over the last 20 quarters played at Bobby Dodd Stadium, dating back to last season, Tech is out-scoring the opposition 228-74

INDIVIDUAL NOTES

  • Junior Justin Thomas scored a rushing TD on Tech’s first possession of the game — the 14th of his career and his 15th career rushing TD made it 21-0 in the first half.
  • With 15 scores, Thomas moved to T-6th on Tech’s career list for QBs w/ Billy Lothridge 1961-63.
  • True freshman A-back Mikell Lands-Davis saw his first career action in the game, and caught his first career TD pass. 
  • The carry by Lynn Griffin to open the second quarter was his first career carry– Griffin moved from safety to A-back this week with Tech’s injury troubled at the position.
  • Redshirt freshman AB Clinton Lynch made his first career start and scored his second career touchdown in the game.
  • With 52 kickoff return yards, Jamal Golden moves into second all-time on Georgia Tech’s career kickoff return yards list with 1,722 yards. 
  • True freshman DL Kyle Cerge-Henderson saw his first career action in the game.
  • Senior DT Adam Gotsis made his team-leading 33rd consecutive start.

 

 

 

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