Post Game Notes

Nov. 30, 2013

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Georgia Tech Loss Today Gives the Yellow Jackets...
... a record of 7-5 overall (2-2 vs. non-ACC opponents)
... at least seven wins for the fifth time in six seasons under Paul Johnson
... a 4-2 record in their last six games
... a record of 47-31 in six seasons under Paul Johnson, including a 29-11 record in home games
... a 5-2 record in home games
... a 39-64-5 all-time record vs. Georgia, including a 26-34-4 mark at homev ... five straight losses to the Bulldogs and seven consecutive losses at home to UGA
... a 205-214-24 all-time record against teams currently in the SEC
... an 8-10 all-time record when playing on November 30th, including a 4-8 mark vs. Georgia
... an all-time record of 452-189-21 at Bobby Dodd Stadium/Historic Grant Field
... an all-time record of 701-473-43 in 121 seasons of football

Team Notes
... Georgia Tech lost a game in which it led by 20 points for just the second time since 1960. The only other time came in 1978, a loss to UGA after leading 20-0.
... Georgia Tech had a season high for passing yards 232 yards (previously: 192 at Clemson)
... Tech went over 400 yards of total offense (495) for the third straight game and for the 10th time this season
... The announced crowd of 54,914 was Tech's largest home crowd of the season
... Georgia Tech's 207th yard of total offense gave the Yellow Jackets 5,000 yards of total offense on the season
... Georgia Tech stretched its streak of scoring touchdowns in goal-to-go situations to 29 in the first quarter, before being held to a field goal in the second quarter
... Tech has outscored opponents 251-122 in the first half this season
... Georgia Tech led UGA by 17 points at the end of the first quarter for the first time since 2000
... The Yellow Jackets have outscored opponents 131-54 in the first quarter this season
... Georgia Tech scored a touchdown on its first possession for the sixth time this season
... Tech scored a TD on its opening drive vs. Georgia for the first time since 2005
... Georgia Tech has played 210 consecutive games without being shut out (last shut out came vs. Florida State on Oct. 18, 1997)
... The Yellow Jackets have played 353 consecutive home games without being shut out (last shut out came vs. Georgia on Nov. 30, 1957)
... The Overtime loss gives Georgia Tech an all-time record of 4-7 in overtime games. The Yellow Jackets last overtime win came against Wake Forest (30-24) on Nov. 7, 2009 at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Georgia and Georgia Tech have now finished in overtime twice in the series with the two splitting those games. Tech beat Georgia in overtime (51-48) on the Flats on Nov. 27, 1999. Tonight's game was the first time Georgia Tech ever had a game go into more than one overtime.

Jeremiah Attaochu, Sr., DE
... his second tackle today gave him 185 for his career, passing Ivery Lee for the 14th-most career tackles by a Tech lineman

Attoachu's fourth sack today gave him...
... a career high for sacks in a game (he also has three games with 3.0 sacks)
... 12.0 sacks on the season, the sixth-most single-season sacks in Tech history
... 10.0 sacks over the last five games
... 31.0 career sacks, tying Greg Gathers' career record of 31.0; it also tied for the fifth-most career sacks in ACC history
... 43.0 career tackles for loss, the sixth-most career TFLs in Tech history

Harrison Butker, Fr., K
... kicked two field goals in one game for the second time in his young career (also made 2 at BYU)
... his third field goal attempt tied a career high - the third time he has attempted three field goals in one game
... his third-quarter missed field goal - his first missed FGA since Oct. 12th -- made him 9-of-13 on the season, 8 of his last 10
... his fifth point scored today gave him 73, passing David Bell for the 14th-most single-season points-by-kicking in Tech history
... his seventh point scored today gave him 75 for his young career, passing Tommy Wells for the 18th-most career points-by-kicking in Tech history and tying Scott Sisson for the 12th-most single-season points-by-kicking in Tech history

Synjyn Days, r-Jr., RB
... had a career high for receptions; entered today's game with just one career reception

Jay Finch, Sr., C
... made his 40th career start including his team-best 30th consecutive start
... played in his 49th career game

Robert Godhigh, r-Sr., AB
... his 39th all-purpose yard today gave him 1,000 all-purpose yards on the season
... his 14th rushing yard today gave him 1,084 for his career, passing Michael Smith for 38th place on Tech's all-time career rushing list
... his 30th rushing yard today gave him 1,100 for his career

Adam Gotsis, So., DT
... recorded his fifth sack of the season
... his second tackle for loss gave him 12.0 on the season - his first multiple TFL game since Oct. 12 at BYU

Will Jackson, Sr., OL
... made his team-best 41st career start

Vad Lee, r-So., QB
... had a career high for passing yards today with 299 (previously: 189 yards vs. Elon)
... threw two touchdown passes in a game for the first time since Sept. 14 at Duke
... his 30th rushing yard today gave him 1,000 for his career, becoming the 43rd player in Tech history with 1,000 career rushing yards; Lee is the fifth quarterback in Tech history with 1,000 career rushing yards
... his 38th rushing yard today gave him 1,008 for his career, passing Pat Moriarty for 42nd place on Tech's all-time career rushing list
... rushed and passed for touchdowns in the first quarter - the fifth time this season and the eighth time in his career he has rushed and passed for touchdowns in the same game
... his 68-yard pass completion in the first quarter was his longest of the season
... his 30th yard of total offense today gave him 2,778 for his career, passing Taylor Bennett for 19th place on Tech's all-time career total offense list
... his 53rd rushing yard today gave him 479 on the season, passing Joe Hamilton and Bill Lothridge for the 10th-most single-season rushing yards by a Tech quarterback
... his fourth pass attempt today was the 200th of his career
... his seventh pass completion today was the 100th of his career
... threw two interceptions in a game for just the second time in his career (also vs. Virginia Tech earlier this year)

Lee's rushing touchdown today gave him...
... seven rushing touchdowns this season, tying for the seventh-most single-season rushing yards by a Tech quarterback
... 16 career rushing touchdowns, tying for the 20th-most career rushing TDs in Tech history, the fifth-most career rushing TDs by a Tech quarterback

Lee's second passing touchdown today gave him...
... 10 passing touchdowns this season
... 17 touchdowns responsible for this season
... 14 career passing touchdowns, tying for the 15th-most in Tech history
... his first touchdown pass since the Oct. 19 Syracuse game
... 29 career touchdowns responsible for

Sean Poole, Sr., P
... his 27th punt yard today gave him 5,424 for his career, passing Dick Bowley for the 10th-most career punt yards in Tech history

David Sims, Sr., BB
... his 12th rushing attempt today was the 419th of his career, passing William Bell for the 14th-most career rushing attempts in Tech history
... his 67th all-purpose yard today gave him 2,339 for his career, passing David Sims (no relation) for 23rd place on Tech's all-time career list

DeAndre Smelter, Jr., WR
... recorded his third and fourth touchdown receptions of the season (and career), his first since Sept. 14 at Duke
... all four of his team-best four touchdown receptions have come in two games - at Duke and vs. Georgia
... went over 500 all-purpose yards on the season

Jemea Thomas, Sr., CB
... his interception today was his second of the season and the ninth of his career, tying for the 16th-most career INTs in Tech history
... had a career high for kickoff return yards in a game
... his third tackle today was the 213th of his career, passing Lawrence Lowe for the 13th-most career tackles by a Tech defensive back
... played in his team-leading 53rd career game, tying for the third-most in Georgia Tech history
... made his 28th career start

Darren Waller, Jr., WR
... his 68-yard reception in the first quarter was the longest of his career

Brandon Watts, Sr., LB
... played in his 48th career game and made his 28th career start

Today's Captains
Jeremiah Attaochu, David Sims and Jemea Thomas
Georgia Tech won the toss and elected to receive