Tech, Georgia Battle For 107th Time Saturday In Athens

Five of Jeremiah Attaochu's team-leading seven sacks have come in the last three games.

Five of Jeremiah Attaochu's team-leading seven sacks have come in the last three games.

Nov. 19, 2012

 Georgia Tech (6-5) vs. 3/3 Georgia (10-1)
 Game 12 (Road 5)  Saturday, November 24, 12 p.m. ET
 Location Athens, Ga. | Sanford Stadium | Weather
 Radio  790AM | 106.7FM | Sirius 135 | XM 204 | Georgia Tech IMG Sports Network affiliates
 Live Stats  Gametracker 
 Television  ESPN
 Game Information  Georgia Tech Notes | Georgia Notes | ACC Notes
 Season Information  2012 Football Media Guide | GT Notes Archive | News Clippings | Depth Chart
 Social Media  Twitter (Hashtag: #GTUGA12) | Facebook | YouTube


Winners of three straight, four of its last five, bowl eligible for the 16th consecutive year, and champions of the ACC Coastal Division, Georgia Tech heads to No. 3 Georgia Saturday for the 107th meeting between the long-time rivals.

Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. at Sanford Stadium in the regular-season finale for both teams and the game will be nationally televised on ESPN.

The Yellow Jackets are averaging 47.7 points over their last three games, including a 42-24 rout of Duke last Saturday, which ultimately clinched Tech's third Coastal Division title, and the second in Paul Johnson's five seasons at Tech.

• 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 324.9 yards/game.
• Tech and Georgia are meeting for the first time with each team as its outright conference and/or division champion.
• With the best record in the Coastal Division (5-3), Tech has earned a berth to the ACC Championship Game. Miami and North Carolina (4-3), can each still tie the Jackets, but Miami has self imposed a bowl ban and UNC is ineligible.
• Tech is bowl eligible for the 16th-consecutive year, which is now the nation's fourth-longest streak -- trailing only active streaks by Florida State, Florida and Virginia Tech.
• Senior QB Tevin Washington's 18 rushing TDs this season are the second-most nationally among quarterbacks and he's third in the ACC in scoring at 9.8 points/game.
• With 36 rushing TDs in his career, Washington owns the all-time Tech and ACC records for rushing TDs by a QB.
• Sophomore return specialist Jamal Golden is third in the ACC and 13th nationally in kick return average (29.0 avg). He totaled 230 KO return yards at UNC, including a 100-yard return for TD -- his second KO return TD this season.
• Senior AB Orwin Smith's career average of 9.4 yards per carry is the highest by any active player with 1,000 yards.
• Tech's defense has recorded at least one interception in 10 consecutive games. Nine players share the team's 12 picks (second-most in ACC), led by Jemea Thomas' three.
• The 10 straight games with an interception is the longest streak in the FBS this season.

• Georgia leads the all-time series, 62-39-5.
• The 106 all-time meetings between the two teams make it the 19th-most frequently played series among FBS schools.
• Among rivalries between two in-state teams in separate conference, it ranks fifth for most games played all time.
• Georgia is Tech's most-frequently played rival.
• Georgia has won the last three and 10 out of the last 11.
• The Bulldogs hold a 29-13-1 series advantage in Athens.
• Georgia has won four of the last five at Sanford Stadium.
• The last time Georgia Tech won in Athens came in 2008, Paul Johnson's first season, when the Jackets rallied for a 45-42 victory.
• At least one of the two teams has been nationally ranked in 14 of the last 15 meetings (both teams were unranked in 2010 en route to identical 6-6 records). Both teams were ranked at kickoff in three of the last seven meetings, including last season.
• The winning team has scored at least 30 points in each of the last five meetings.
• The Yellow Jackets and Bulldogs first met on the gridiron in 1893 (28-6 Tech victory). The two teams have met every season since 1925.
• Georgia Tech was a member of the SEC from 1933-63 and holds an all-time record of 205-212-24 against teams currently in the SEC.
• Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson is 1-4 all-time against Georgia, which includes one loss while coaching at Georgia Southern.



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