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Postgame Notes: Virginia Tech 23, Georgia Tech 21

Nov. 12, 2015

POSTGAME NOTES [GAME 10]
VIRGINIA TECH (5-5, 3-3) 23, GEORGIA TECH (3-7, 1-6) 21
NOV. 12, 2015 | ATLANTA, Ga. | Bobby Dodd STADIUM (48,522)

GAME NOTES

  • The all-time series with Virginia Tech now stands at 9-4 (favoring VT) and 5-2 in Atlanta (also favoring VT).
  • Tonight marked the 31st game for Georgia Tech on ESPN’s Thursday Night Football — no team in the nation has more. Virginia Tech is second, tonight being its 30th appearance. The Yellow Jackets have also hosted more ESPN Thursday Night games than any other team (23).
  • Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech entered the game with two of the all-time most win totals of any team in the ACC. The Hokies now have 717 wins and the Yellow Jackets have 714.

TEAM NOTES

  • Georgia Tech scored off each of its two takeaways and finished with a 14-6 edge in points-off-turnover scoring.
  • Brant Mitchell’s 32-yard interception return for touchdown was the 27th non-offensive touchdown by Georgia Tech under head coach Paul Johnson.
  • Georgia Tech extended its ACC-leading streak to 20 consecutive games of scoring 20 points or more. Clemson is second, having scored 20+ points in six straight games.
  • Georgia Tech entered the game as the least penalized team in the FBS and finished with just three penalties for 26 yards. 

INDIVIDUAL NOTES

  • True freshman LB Brant Mitchell’s interception return for TD to open the second half was his second career interception and his first career touchdown.
  • Clinton Lynch scored the Yellow Jackets’ second TD of the night – five of his seven TDs this season have come over the team’s last five games.
  • Jamal Golden’s fumble recovery in the first quarter was the first of his career — the force by Tyler Marcordes was his fourth (second this year).
  • Junior BB Marcus Allen made his first career start, along with true freshman NT Kyle Cerge-Henderson and redshirt freshman LT Trey Klock.
  • Senior S Jamal Golden played in his team-leading 52nd career game.
  • Senior DT Adam Gotsis, who suffered a season-ending injury in the Oct. 31 game at Virginia, snapped his team-leading streak of consecutive starts at 37 games.
  • Junior LB P.J. Davis now owns the team’s longest streak of consecutive starts, tonight being his 25th straight. Four other Yellow Jackets have started 24 straight games: QB Justin Thomas, C Freddie Burden, CB Chris Milton and LG Trey Braun.

 

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