Georgia Tech Postgame Notes
September 3, 2012 vs. #16/20 Virginia Tech
Georgia Tech’s Loss Gives The Yellow Jackets:
… a 33-20 record in five seasons under head coach Paul Johnson
… an all-time record of 83-33-4 in season openers and an end to their five-game win streak in openers
… a 15-15 record in ACC openers and an end to their four-game win streak in ACC lid-lifters
… a 3-7 all-time record vs. Virginia Tech, including a 1-4 mark in Lane Stadium
… three consecutive losses to Virginia Tech
… a 1-4 record against the Hokies under Paul Johnson
… a 7-7 record vs. ranked opponents under Johnson
… an all-time record of 87-157-6 against ranked opponents, 24-73-2 in road games
… a 22-14 record against Coastal Division opponents, including a 10-10 mark on the road, since divisional play began in 2005
… an 0-1 all-time record when playing on Labor Day
… a 1-1 all-time record when playing on September 3rd
… a 34-25-1 all-time record against teams from the Commonwealth of Virginia
… an all-time record of 687-462-43 in 120 seasons of football
… 185 consecutive games without being shut out (last time: Oct. 18, 1997 vs. Florida State)
… 171 consecutive games without returning a kickoff for a touchdown (last time: Oct. 31, 1998 at Maryland)
… Georgia Tech played tonight without five likely starters – Jr. CB Louis Young (suspended), Jr. LB Daniel Drummond (suspended), So. OT Morgan Bailey (injured), Sr. WR Chris Jackson (ineligible) and So. S Fred Holton (injured).
… Tonight’s game was unofficially Paul Johnson’s 200th game as a head coach, his 199th officially. Johnson entered tonight’s game with a 140-58 career record, but that record does not include the 2009 ACC Championship Game that was vacated.
… Tech’s 15-play, 7:18 drive that ended with a field goal in the fourth quarter, was the Yellow Jackets longest in terms of plays and time ever against a Virginia Tech team
… The 20-17 score was identical to the 2008 meeting in Blacksburg when the Hokies handed Paul Johnson his first loss as the Yellow Jackets’ head coach, although that game didn’t go into overtime.
… Combining the scores of the last four Tech-Tech games played in Blacksburg, Virginia Tech has outscored Georgia Tech 95-93.
… Georgia Tech played its second straight overtime game for the first time in school history
… The Jackets did not score in an overtime period for the first time since Oct. 11, 2001 vs. Maryland
… Tech dropped to 4-5 all-time in overtime games
… The Jackets played an overtime game in a season opener for the first time
… Virginia Tech’s 21 pass completions were the most by a Jacket opponent without throwing an interception since Nov. 9, 2009 when Wake Forest completed 26 against Tech, also an overtime game
… The last team to not throw an interception against the Jackets was also Virginia Tech last season
… Georgia Tech failed to produce a fumble for the first time in nearly a year, since Sept. 17, 2011 vs. Kansas
… Virginia Tech had the most offensive plays without a turnover (73) by a Tech opponent since Nov. 4, 2006 (NC State)
… Georgia Tech punted four times, which ties for the most by a Yellow Jacket team in the Paul Johnson era
… None of Tech’s 10 pass receptions were by a wide receiver