Halftime Notes: ACC Championship Game

Courtesy of Georgia Tech's SID:

Team Notes

... 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

CAREER GAMES PLAYED/TECH HISTORY

53, T.J. Barnes 2009-12

53, Rod Sweeting 2009-12

53, Rashaad Reid 2008-11

53, Scott Blair 2007-10

52, Roddy Jones 2008-11

52, Steven Sylvester 2008-11

52, Mario Butler 2007-10

52, Darryl Richard 2004, 06-08

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

Izaan Cross, Sr., DE

... made his 40th career start

Euclid Cummings, Jr., DE

... made his first career start tonight

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

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

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

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

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


Tonight's Captains

Izaan Cross, Omoregie Uzzi, Tevin Washington

Florida State won the toss and elected to defer.

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