Sept. 19, 2015
POSTGAME NOTES [GAME 3]
#8 NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH (3-0) 30, #14 GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS (2-1) 22
SEPTEMBER 19, 2015 • SOUTH BEND, IND. • NOTRE DAME STADIUM (80,795)
•This is Georgia Tech’s 123rd season of football and the team’s all-time record is now 714-478-43.
•Georgia Tech is 30-83-1 all-time versus teams ranked 10th or better in the Top 10, and 84-151-5 versus Top 25 opponents.
•In this the eighth season under head coach Paul Johnson, Tech is 10-14 versus ranked teams.
•Tech is 177-81-5 when playing as a ranked team. The all-time series with Notre Dame favors the Fighting Irish, 28-6-1, and favors ND 16-3 in South Bend.
•With 216 yards rushing, the Yellow Jackets surpassed 30,000 yards rushing in the seven-plus seasons under Paul Johnson. No team has rushed for more in that span.
•In the loss, Georgia Tech has its three-game road winning streak snapped. Tech has not fallen in a road game since Oct. 18, 2014 at North Carolina.
•Georgia Tech scored a touchdown off its first six takeaways this season, including the Yellow Jackets’ first score of Saturday’s game. Tech’s second takeaway Saturday did not result in points on the ensuing possession.
•For the season, Tech leads 41-3 in points-off-turnover scoring. Since the start of 2014, Tech has scored 178 points off turnovers.
•Entering the game, Georgia Tech had scored a touchdown on its first possession of the game in seven of the last nine games. But the Yellow Jackets were held to a three-and-out on their opening series. Tech had also scored a touchdown on nine of its last 10 possessions to open the third quarter, but was denied on Saturday.
•Georgia Tech was 12-for-12 in converting Red Zone touchdowns this season before its third possession of the game, which ended in a missed 30-yard field goal.
•Tech streak of rushing for 200-yard rushing games was extended to 17 games, but its streak of 250-yard rushing games was halted at 15.
•Georgia Tech successfully converted a 2-point conversion in the fourth quarter (Clinton Lynch rush) – it’s first made 2-point conversion since Sept. 22, 2012, vs. Miami (Tevin Washington pass to Robbie Godhigh).
•Tyler Marcordes registered his third career forced fumble and on the play, Adam Gotsis recovered his first career fumble.
•The interception by D.J. White in the second quarter was the seventh of his career and his second in as many games this season. White and Jamal Golden share the team’s active lead with seven career interceptions each.
•The field-goal attempt by Harrison Butker on Tech’s third possession of the game we the Yellow Jackets’ first field goal attempt since Butker’s 53-yarder on the final play of regulation to force OT at Georgia on Nov. 29, 2014.
•Senior DT Adam Gotsis made his team-leading 31st consecutive start.
•Graduate B-back Patrick Skov accounted for all three of Tech’s touchdowns Saturday. He now has a team-leading seven touchdowns through three games. He had four career touchdowns in three seasons at Stanford.