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Tech, BYU Renew Football Rivalry Saturday On Homecoming Weekend

Oct. 22, 2012

 Georgia Tech (3-4) vs. BYU (4-4)
 Game 8 (Home 6)  Saturday, October 27, 3 p.m. ET
 Location Atlanta, Ga. | Bobby Dodd Stadium | Weather
 Radio  790AM | 106.7FM | Sirius 132 | XM 190 | Georgia Tech IMG Sports Network affiliates
 Live Stats  Gametracker 
 Television  Regional Sports Networks; ESPN3  
 Game Information  Georgia Tech Notes | BYU Notes | ACC Notes
 Season Information  2012 Football Media Guide | GT Notes Archive | News Clippings | Depth Chart
 Social Media  Twitter (Hashtag: #GTBYU12) | Facebook | YouTube

Looking to build on the momentum from last week’s win, Georgia Tech welcomes road-weary BYU for a 3 p.m. game Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Tech returned to the win column for the first time in nearly a month, rolling up 563 yards, running 91 plays and controlling the ball for nearly 44 minutes in a 37-17 thumping of Boston College last Saturday.

BYU has dropped two straight, and returns East following a 17-14 loss at No. 5 Notre Dame last Saturday. The Cougars have lost their three road games this season by a combined seven points.

Tech and BYU have met just twice all-time, with each team winning on its home field, in 2002 and 2003.

• The Yellow Jackets have rushed for more yards than any FBS team since 2008 and own the nation’s third-leading rushing attack this season at 339.6 yards per game.

• Senior QB Tevin Washington has rushed for 15 touchdowns this season, including a school-record-tying four TD effort versus Middle Tennessee State on Sept. 29.

• Washington leads the ACC and is second nationally in scoring at 12.86 points per game. His 15 rushing TDs are the second-most nationally by any player, and the most by an FBS QB.

• With 33 career rushing TDs, Washington stands second all-time at Tech and in the ACC. He continues to close in on Joshua Nesbitt’s (2007-10) school and ACC record of 35 rushing TDs by a quarterback.

• Tech has three players ranked among the ACC’s top 10 in rushing, led by Washington’s 67.3 yards per game.

• Senior AB Orwin Smith has racked up 805 all-purpose yards this season (115.0 avg.), with 735 yards coming over the last five games (147.0 avg.).

• Smith’s career average of 9.9 yards per carry is the highest by any active FBS player with 100+ career carries.

• Tech’s defense has recorded at least one interception in six consecutive games. Seven players share the team’s eight picks, led by Jemea Thomas’ two.

• The offensive line has not allowed a sack since Sept. 29.

• The all-time series is tied, 1-1.

• The Yellow Jackets and Cougars will meet for the first time since splitting a pair of meetings in 2002 and 2003.

• The last meeting came in Provo in the 2003 season opener — a 24-13 BYU victory on a Thursday night.

• The only previous meeting in Atlanta was a 28-19 Yellow Jacket win on Sept. 21, 2002.

• Georgia Tech is 1-3 all-time against teams from the state of Utah, including an overtime loss to Utah in the 2011 Hyundai Sun Bowl.

• Yellow Jacket head coach Paul Johnson has never coached against BYU.


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