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Postgame Notes: Ole Miss 25, Georgia Tech 17

Dec. 30, 2013

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Georgia Tech’s Loss Today Gives the Yellow Jackets…
… a final record of 7-6
… a 47-32 record in six seasons under head coach Paul Johnson
… an all-time record of 2-2 vs. Ole Miss
… a 23-19 all-time record in bowl games
… a 1-2 record in bowl games vs. Ole Miss
… a 6-2 all-time record vs. teams from the state of Mississippi
… a 205-215-24 all-time record vs. teams currently in the SEC
… an 0-3 all-time record when playing on December 30th
… a 1-4 record this season when trailing at halftime
… an all-time record of 701-474-43 in 121 seasons of football

Team Notes
… Georgia Tech blocked two kicks in a game for the first time since 2004 (vs. UConn)
… Senior Jeremiah Attaochu became Georgia Tech’s all-time career sacks leader (he entered game with 31.0 career sacks)
… Senior Jemea Thomas tied the Georgia Tech record for career games played by playing in his 54th game today
… Georgia Tech has played 211 consecutive games without being shut out (last shut out came vs. Florida State on Oct. 18, 1997)
… Ole Miss is the first team to score a TD on its first possession against Tech since Miami on October 5th
… Georgia Tech scored a touchdown on its first possession for the fifth time in its last six games
… Tech blocked a PAT in the second quarter – its fourth blocked kick/punt this season; it was also the first time Georgia Tech has blocked a PAT since Jan. 1, 1999 vs. Notre Dame in the Gator Bowl

Dennis Andrews, r-Fr., AB
… his 44-yard kickoff return in the third quarter was the longest of his career

Jeremiah Attaochu, Sr., DE
Attaochu’s half-sack in the second quarter gave him…
… 31.5 for his career, making him Georgia Tech’s all-time career sacks leader, passing Greg Gathers, and the fifth-most career sacks in ACC history
… 12.5 sacks this season, tying for the fourth-most single-season sacks in Tech history
… 43.5 career tackles for loss – the sixth-most in Tech history … his fourth tackle today gave him 195 for his career – the 11th-most career tackles by a Tech defensive lineman

Harrison Butker, Fr., K
… his 38-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter made him 10-of-14 on the year and gave him a field goal in each of the last four games
… his fourth-quarter field goal also gave him 82 points on the season, which ties for the seventh-most single-season points by kicking in Tech history
… his second PAT today gave him 53 for the season, tying for the second-most single-season PATs in Tech history

Synjyn Days, r-Jr., RB
… his 14-yard run in the first quarter was his longest of the season
… his 17-yard reception in the first quarter gave him three receptions over the last two games – he had just one career reception entering the Georgia game
… his 27 rushing yards in the first half gave him a season-high for rushing

Jay Finch, Sr., C
… made his 41st career start including his team-best 31st consecutive start
… played in his 50th career game

Robert Godhigh, r-Sr., AB
… his 22nd rushing yard today gave him 1,163 for his career, passing Adrian Rucker and Bucky Shamburger for 35th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list

Godhigh’s rushing touchdown in the first quarter gave him…
… seven rushing touchdowns and nine touchdowns overall this season
… seven rushing touchdowns over the last six games
… 11 career rushing touchdowns and 17 career touchdowns overall
… his 17 career touchdowns overall tie for the 24th-most in Tech history

Adam Gotsis, So., DT
… blocked a PAT in the second quarter – Tech’s first blocked PAT since 1999
… also blocked a field goal in the fourth quarter

Will Jackson, Sr., OL
… made his team-best 42nd career start

Vad Lee, r-So., QB
His 72-yard touchdown pass to Darren Waller in the fourth quarter gave him…
… 11 touchdown passes this season, 15 career TD passes
… 19 touchdowns responsible for this season, 32 for his career
… his 15 career touchdown passes are the 15th-most in Tech history

Domonique Noble, r-So., DB
… had a career high for tackles (previous high: 5 vs. Virginia)

David Sims, Sr., BB
… his 12th yard rushing today gave him 2,226 for his career, passing Tevin Washington for 11th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing chart

Jemea Thomas, Sr., CB
… played in his team-leading 54th career game, tying for the most in Georgia Tech history
… made his 29th career start
… had a career high for tackles for loss (previously: 2 vs. Maryland in 2012)

Darren Waller, Jr., WR
… his 72-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter was his third TD catch of the season and career; it was also the longest reception of Waller’s career (previously: 68 yards vs. Georgia)
… had a career high for receiving yards in a game

Brandon Watts, Sr., LB
… played in his 49th career game and made his 29th career start

D.J. White, So., CB
… had a career high for tackles (previous high: 7 at Clemson)
… had a career high for forced fumbles (entered game with one career forced fumble)
… became the first Yellow Jacket to force two fumbles in one game since Jerrard Tarrant vs. Duke in 2010; only the second player in the Paul Johnson era with two forced fumbles in a game
… recorded his first career interception

Today’s Captains
Jeremiah Attaochu, David Sims and Jemea Thomas
Ole Miss won the toss and elected to receive

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