Post-Game Notes: Georgia Tech defeats Duke and Becomes Bowl-Eligible

Josh D. Weiss-US PRESSWIRE

Some facts and figures following the game, courtesy of Georgia Tech's SID.

Georgia Tech Postgame Notes
November 10, 2012 vs. Duke


Georgia Tech's Win Today Gives the Yellow Jackets...

... a record of 6-5 overall and a final record of 5-3 in the ACC
... bowl-eligibility for the 16th consecutive year
... a guarantee of finishing .500 or better in the regular season for the 16th consecutive year
... a winning record in ACC play for the fourth time in five seasons under head coach Paul Johnson
... sole possession of first place in the ACC Coastal Division
... three consecutive victories
... four consecutive ACC wins since starting conference play 1-3
... a final home record of 4-3 - the eighth straight season Tech has had a winning record at home and the 18th consecutive season the Jackets have finished .500 or better at home
... a 39-24 record in five seasons under Paul Johnson
... an all-time series record of 49-30-1 vs. Duke including a 28-12-1 mark at home
... nine consecutive wins over Duke and 17 wins in the last 18 meetings with the Blue Devils
... nine straight wins over Duke in Bobby Dodd Stadium
... a 5-0 record vs. Duke under Paul Johnson
... an all-time record of 12-4-1 when playing on November 17th
... a 226-143-8 all-time record against ACC opponents
... a 24-9 record at home under Johnson
... a 25-15 record vs. Coastal Division opponents since divisional play began in 2005, including a 14-5 mark at home
... 70 victories over the last nine seasons combined
... a 134-68-4 all-time record vs. teams from the state of North Carolina, including a 2-0 record this season
... 42 ACC victories over the last eight seasons combined (only Virginia Tech has won more)
... an all-time record of 448-187-21 in Bobby Dodd Stadium
... an all-time record of 692-466-43 in 120 seasons of football

Team Notes

... Tech has played 195 consecutive games without being shut out (last time: Oct. 18, 1997 vs. Florida State)
... True freshman Adam Gotsis started at DE in place of senior Izaan Cross, who is sick today (103-degree temperature); Cross saw his 37-game starting streak come to an end; Gotsis became the 16th different Yellow Jacket to make their first career start in 2012
... Tech has outscored opponents 104-78 in the first quarter this season
... The 50-yard field goal by Duke's Martin was the longest by a Tech opponent since Nov. 20, 2010 when Duke's Will Snyderwine kicked a 52-yarder
... Each team punted once in the first half
... Tech's 18-play, 8:31 TD drive in the fourth quarter was its longest of the season in terms of plays and time; it was its longest in both categories in a game against Duke since 1975
... with its 370th yard of total offense today, Tech reached 5,000 yards for the season - its fourth straight season of 5,000+ yards
... the B-backs needed 107 rushing yards today to reach 1,000 yards combined for the season
... it is only the second time under Paul Johnson that Georgia Tech has thrown for three touchdowns in a game (also vs. Western Carolina, Sept. 1, 2011)
... it is the ninth time under Paul Johnson that Georgia Tech has not committed a turnover.
... Tech tied the most 3rd down conversions and attempts under Paul Johnson with 13 conversions and 20 attempts. Tech also converted 13 of 20 against Maryland on Oct. 8, 2011, and against Boston College on Oct. 20, 2012.
... Tech's 13 3rd down conversions tie for the second-most by the Jackets since at least 1976
... Tech's four 4th down conversions are the most under Paul Johnson and are the second-most at Georgia Tech since at least 1976 (Tech converted five against Auburn on Oct. 18, 1986)
... it is the ninth time under Johnson that two different players have had a receiving touchdown
... Jamal Golden's 4th quarter interception marks 10 straight games in which Georgia Tech has intercepted a pass. It is the longest in-season streak of games with an interception since at least 1977

Jeremiah Attaochu, Jr., LB
... his two sacks today give him seven on the season and 16 for his career

T.J. Barnes, Sr., DT
... played in his 51st career game, tying Rod Sweeting for the most career games played on the team

Ray Beno, Jr., OT
... made the first reception (and possibly last) of his career

Izaan Cross, Sr., DE
... his streak of consecutive games started ended at 37 today; did not play today because of a 103-degree temperature

Robert Godhigh, Jr., RB
... his fourth-quarter touchdown reception was his third of the season, his seventh touchdown overall this season (four by rushing)
... has caught touchdown passes in two straight games and has scored a TD in three straight games
... joined Stephen Hill as the only Georgia Tech players to catch two touchdown passes in a game under Paul Johnson

Jamal Golden, So., KR/PR/DB
... intercepted his second pass of the season and of his career

Adam Gotsis, Fr., DL
... got his first career start today, joining Anthony Autry as the only true freshmen to start this season
... recorded his first career sack today

Jeff Greene, So., WR
... had his first career rushing attempt today


Zach Laskey, So., BB
... his fifth rushing yard today gave him 500 for the season
... his ninth rushing attempt was his 100th of the season
... recorded his second touchdown reception of the season, tying for the team lead, and gave him more receiving TDs (2) than rushing TDs (1)
... his second reception today tied a career high
... his 18 carries were a career high, topping the 17 he had against Boston College on Oct. 20, 2012

Vad Lee, r-Fr., QB
Lee's rushing touchdown today gave him...
... nine career rushing touchdowns, which tie for the ninth-most career rushing TDs by a Tech quarterback
... nine rushing touchdowns this season, tying for the 19th-most single-season rushing TDs in Tech history and tying Billy Lothridge for the fifth-most single-season rushing TDs by a Tech quarterback

RUSHING TDs BY A QUARTERBACK/SEASON
1. Tevin Washington 2012 18
Joshua Nesbitt 2009 18
3. Tevin Washington 2011 14
4. Joshua Nesbitt 2010 10
5. Billy Lothridge 1962 9
Vad Lee 2012 9
7. Joshua Nesbitt 2008 7
Shawn Jones 1991 7
Danny Myers 1975 7
Danny Myers 1974 7
11. Joe Hamilton 1999 6
Shawn Jones 1990 6

David Sims, Jr., BB
... his second-quarter touchdown was his third rushing TD this season, the 11th of his career
... two of his three rushing touchdowns this season have come in the last two games
... his 47th rushing yard today gave him 1,084 for his career, passing Michael Smith for 36th place on Tech's all-time career rushing list
... his 63rd rushing yard today gave him 1,100 for his career

Orwin Smith, Sr., AB
... his 32nd rushing yard today gave him 1,795 for his career, passing Leon Hardeman for 15th place on Tech's all-time career rushing list
... his 37th rushing yard today gave him 1,800 for his career

Rod Sweeting, Sr., CB
... played in his 51st career game, which ties T.J. Barnes for the most on the team

Omoregie Uzzi, Sr., OG
... made his 36th career start (ranks second on the team)

Tevin Washington, Jr., QB
... made his 28th consecutive start
... his 23rd rushing yard today was the 2,100th of his career
... his 12th rushing attempt today was the 500th of his career
... his 14th rushing attempt today was the 502nd of his career, passing Joe Hamilton for the 10th-most rushing attempts in Tech history
... his 92nd yard of total offense today gave him 5,199 for his career, passing Mike Kelley for the sixth-most yards of total offense in Tech history
... tied his career high with three passing touchdowns (vs. Western Carolina, Sept. 1, 2011)
... his 70th passing yard today gave him 3,100 for his career
... his four total touchdowns ties a career high for touchdowns responsible for

Washington's rushing touchdown today gave him...
... 36 career rushing attempts, which
- Breaks the ACC record for career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback
- Breaks the Georgia Tech record for career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback
- Ranks him alone in second place on Tech's all-time career rushing TDs list
... 216 career points scored, passing Joshua Nesbitt for seventh place on Tech's all-time career scoring list
... 36 career touchdowns overall, tying Jonathan Dwyer for the second-most touchdowns scored overall in Tech history
... 18 rushing touchdowns this season, tying Joshua Nesbitt (2009) for the second-most single-season rushing TDs in Tech history, and one shy of tying the Tech record of 19 held by Robert Lavette (1982), and tying Nesbitt for the most single-season rushing TDs by a Tech quarterback
... 18 touchdowns overall this season, tying Nesbitt for the second-most single-season touchdowns, and one shy of tying Lavette's single-season record of 19 overall TDs
... 108 points scored this season, tying for the second-most single-season points scored in Tech history

Washington's second passing touchdown today gave him...
... 19 career passing touchdowns, passing Billy Lothridge for the 11th-most in Tech history
... six passing TDs this season
... 55 career touchdowns responsible for, tying Joshua Nesbitt for the fourth-most in Tech history
... 24 touchdowns responsible for this season, the fifth-most single-season TDRs in Tech history

RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS BY A QUARTERBACK / CAREER
1. Tevin Washington 2009- 36
2. Joshua Nesbitt 2007-10 35
3. Shawn Jones 1989-92 19
4. Joe Hamilton 1996-99 18
5. Billy Lothridge 1961-63 15
6. Danny Myers 1973-75 14
7. Toppy Vann 1956-57 11
Reggie Ball 2003-06 11
9. John Dewberry 1983-85 9
10. Vad Lee 2012- 8
Gary Lanier 1976-79 8

TOUCHDOWNS / CAREER
1. Robert Lavette 1981-84 46
2. Jonathan Dwyer 2007-09 36
Tevin Washington 2009- 36
4. Joshua Nesbitt 2007-10 35
5. Joe Burns 1998-01 34
6. Calvin Johnson 2004-06 29
7. Tashard Choice 2005-07 28
Jerry Mays 1985-89 28
9. Kelly Campbell 1998-01 27
10. Eddie Lee Ivery 1975-78 26
P.J. Daniels 2002-05 26

RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS/SEASON
1. Robert Lavette 1982 19
2. Joshua Nesbitt 2009 18
Tevin Washington 2012 18
4. Tevin Washington 2011 14
Jonathan Dwyer 2009 14
Joe Burns 2001 14
Robert Lavette 1984 14
8. Sean Gregory 1999 13
9. Jonathan Dwyer 2008 12
Tashard Choice 2006 12
Joe Burns 2000 12
C.J. Williams 1995 12
Lenny Snow 1966 12

POINTS/SEASON
1. Robert Lavette 1982 114
2. Joshua Nesbitt 2009 108
Tevin Washington 2012 108
4. Travis Bell 2007 106
5. Luke Manget 2001 97
6. Joe Burns 2001 92
7. Calvin Johnson 2006 90
8. Justin Moore 2011 89
Billy Lothridge 1962 89
10. Scott Blair 2009 87

SEASON RUSHING TDs BY AN ACC QUARTERBACK
1. Joshua Nesbitt, Georgia Tech 2009 18
1. Tevin Washington, Ga Tech 2012 18
3. Larry Russell, Wake Forest 1971 15
4. Tevin Washington, Ga Tech 1011 14
5. Woodrow Dantzler, Clemson 2000 13
5. Scott Smith, NC State 1979 13
7. Mike Dunn, Duke 1976 12
8. Six players 10

CAREER RUSHING TDs BY AN ACC QUARTERBACK
1. Tevin Washington, Ga Tech 2009- 36
2. Joshua Nesbitt, Georgia Tech 2007-10 35
3. Larry Russell, Wake Forest 1969-71 29
4. Woody Dantzler, Clemson 1998-01 27
5. Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech 2007-10 23
6. Mike Dunn, Duke 1975-78 22
7. Shawn Jones, Georgia Tech 1989-92 19
8. Joe Hamilton, Georgia Tech 1996-99 18
8. Scott Smith, NC State 1978-79 18

Today's Captains
Omoregie Uzzi, Tevin Washington
Georgia Tech won the toss and elected to kick-off.

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