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Postgame Notes: Florida State 21, Ga Tech 15 - 2012 ACC Championship Game

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Dec. 1, 2012

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Georgia Tech's Loss Tonight Gives the Yellow Jackets...
... an overall record of 6-7 and two consecutive losses
... a 1-2 record in ACC Championship games, although Tech's win in 2009 was vacated
... a 39-26 record in five seasons under head coach Paul Johnson
... a 9-13-1 all-time record vs. Florida State
... their first loss to the Seminoles since 2003 after having won two straight over FSU prior to tonight
... a 2-1 record vs. FSU under Paul Johnson
... a 2-4 record away from home
... an 0-4 record vs. ranked teams this season (all away from home) and six straight losses to ranked teams dating back to last season
... a 16-11 all-time record when playing a ranked team at a neutral site
... a 7-10 record vs. ranked teams under Paul Johnson
... a 46-30-7 all-time record against teams from the state of Florida
... a 48-39 all-time record when playing in North Carolina
... a 5-5 all-time record when playing on December 1st
... a 2-2 record vs. Atlantic Division teams this season, 5-2 over the last two seasons and 18-9 since divisional play began in 2005
... an all-time record of 692-468-43 in 120 seasons of football

Team Notes
... Tech held an opponent scoreless in a half for the third time this season and held an opponent scoreless in the second half for the first time this season
... Tech threw two interceptions in a game for the first time this season
... with its 115th rushing yard, Tech reached 20,000 rushing yards in five seasons under Paul Johnson
... with its 120th rushing yard tonight, Tech reached 4,000 for the season and for the fourth consecutive season
... Tech kicked three field goals in a game for the first time since Nov. 20, 2010 vs. Duke
... Tech held FSU scoreless in the third quarter - just the fifth quarter all season the Seminoles were held scoreless
... Seniors Rod Sweeting (CB) and T.J. Barnes (DT) tied a Georgia Tech record by playing in their 53rd career game
... Junior safety Jemea Thomas wore jersey No. 40 tonight, part of the continuing tribute to former Yellow Jacket Julian Burnett
... Junior Euclid Cummings became the 14th different Tech player to make their first career start in 2012; the Yellow Jackets have started 37 different players this season
... Tech has played 197 consecutive games without being shut out (last time: Oct. 18, 1997 vs. Florida State)
... Tech played without leading rusher Orwin Smith for the second straight game
... Tech has outscored opponents 107-99 in the first quarter this season
... Tech allowed 21 points in a half for the eighth time this season
... The 47-yard field goal by David Scully in the second quarter was the longest by a Tech kicker since Dec. 5, 2009 when Scott Blair had a 49-yard field goal vs. Clemson in the ACC Championship Game
... Tech made two field goals in one quarter for the first time since Nov. 10, 2011 when it kicked two in the second quarter against Virginia Tech
... Tech had no touchdowns in the first half for the second straight game
... Tech has outscored opponents 143-104 in the second quarter this season

Jeremiah Attaochu, Jr., LB
... his first sack tonight gave him 18.0 for his career, passing Tom Johnson for the 10th-most career sacks in Tech history ... his second sack tonight gave him 19.0 for his career, passing current Oakland Raider Philip Wheeler for the 9th-most career sacks in Tech history ... became just the second player in ACC Championship Game history to record two sacks ... his ninth tackle was the 150th of his career

T.J. Barnes, Sr., DT
... played in his 53rd career game, tying teammate Rod Sweeting, and two others for the most career games played in Georgia Tech history ... had a career-high 2.0 tackles for loss tonight

B.J. Bostic, So., RB
... his fifth rushing attempt tonight tied a career high ... his 33rd all-purpose yard tonight gave him 1,000 for his career

Izaan Cross, Sr., DE
... made his 40th career start

Euclid Cummings, Jr., DE
... made his first career start tonight

Synjyn Days, So., AB
... attempted his first pass of the season and also threw his first interception of the season - in fact, the first INT of his career

Emmanuel Dieke, Jr., DE
... recorded his second sack of the season, the fourth of his career ... recorded his first career forced fumble and his first career fumble recovery

Jamal Golden, So., DB-KR-PR
... his 53rd kickoff return yard tonight gave him 633 for the season, passing Kelly Campbell for the 8th-most single-season kickoff return yards in Tech history

Jabari Hunt-Days, r-Fr., LB
... recorded his first career forced fumble

Isaiah Johnson, Jr., S
... his second tackle tonight gave him 208 for his career, passing Andre Thomas and Anthony Harrison for the 14th-most career tackles by a Tech defensive back

Vad Lee, r-Fr., QB
... his 11th rushing yard tonight gave him 500 for the season, putting him over 500 yards for both rushing and passing

Sean Poole, Jr., P
... his 55-yard punt in the first quarter tied a career high; he matched it again in the third quarter with another 55-yarder

David Scully, Jr., K
... his 47-yard field goal in the second quarter was a career long and the longest by a Tech kicker since Dec. 5, 2009 when Scott Blair had a 49-yard field goal against Clemson in the ACC Championship Game.

David Sims, Jr., BB
... his 22nd rushing yard tonight gave him 1,200 for his career ... his 78th rushing yard tonight gave him 500 for the season ... had a career-high number of rushing attempts (previously 15 vs. Clemson in 2011) ... his 87th rushing yard tonight gave him 1,265 for his career, passing Phillip Rogers for 32nd place on Tech's all-time career rushing list

Rod Sweeting, Sr., CB
... played in his 53rd career game, which ties T.J. Barnes and two others for the most career games played in Georgia Tech history ... recorded his first fumble recovery of the season, the third of his career

Chris Tanner, Sr., K
... his second-quarter field goal made him 4-of-5 on the season

Omoregie Uzzi, Sr., OG
... made his 38th career start (ranks second on the team)

Darren Waller, So., WR
... his 42-yard reception in the second quarter was the second-longest of his career (63 is his longest reception)

Tevin Washington, Jr., QB
... made his 30th consecutive start ... his second rushing attempt tonight gave him 518 for his career, passing Jonathan Dwyer for the ninth-most attempts in Tech history ... his 75th passing yard tonight gave him 3,262 for his career, passing Donnie Davis for ninth place on Tech's all-time career passing list ... his eighth pass attempt tonight gave him 334 for his career, passing Larry Good for the 15th-most in Tech history

Tonight's Captains
Izaan Cross, Omoregie Uzzi, Tevin Washington
Florida State won the toss and elected to defer.

 

 

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