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Postgame Notes: Georgia Tech at UNC

Courtesy of Georgia Tech's SID.

Danny Karnik/Georgia Tech Athletics


... 194 consecutive games without being shut out (last time: Oct. 18, 1997 vs. Florida State)

... 36 consecutive starts by Sr. DE Izaan Cross

Team Notes

... Tech allowed a touchdown on the opponent's opening drive for the third time this season

... After the first quarter today, Tech has scored 14 or more points in a quarter 13 times this season

... Tech allowed two 90-yard scoring drives in the first half alone

... the Jackets' 136th rushing yard today gave Tech 3,000 rushing yards for the season

... UNC's 29 first-half points were the most in any half by a Tech opponent this season, the most by a Tech opponent since Oct. 10, 2009 when Florida State scored 35 points in the first half, and just the third time in Paul Johnson's five seasons that an opponent has scored more than 28 points in one half

In the first half, the two teams combined for...

... 57 points - the most ever in a half in the 48-game series between Georgia Tech and North Carolina

... the 57 points were the most in one half in a Tech game since the Jackets and Western Carolina combined for 63 points in the first half on Sept. 1 2011; the 57 points were the most points in one half of a Tech ACC game since Oct. 10, 2009 when the Jackets and Florida State combined for 63 first-half points

... 591 yards of total offense

Most Points In A Half (Both Teams Combined) Since 1972

63 (1st) Western Carolina H (th) Sept. 1, 2011

63 (1st) Florida State A Oct. 10, 2009

57 (1st) North Carolina A Nov.. 10, 2012

56 (1st) Vanderbilt A Oct. 31, 2009

56 (1st) Clemson H Nov. 13, 1999

56 (2nd) Wake Forest H Nov. 21, 1998

T.J. Barnes, Sr., DT

... played in his 50th career game, tying Rod Sweeting for the most career games played on the team

Izaan Cross, Sr., DE

... made his team-best 38th career start and his 36th consecutive start

... recorded his fourth career sack - his second against UNC -- in the second quarter

Chris Jackson, Sr., WR

... got his first career reception today

Isaiah Johnson, Jr., S

... recorded his first fumble recovery of the season, the fifth of his career

Vad Lee, r-Fr., QB

... His 63-yard pass to Darren Waller was the second-longest completion of his young career - he had an 82-yarder to Jeff Greene against Presbyterian; it was Lee's third completion of 40 yards or longer

Lee's second rushing touchdown today gave him...

... eight rushing touchdowns this season

... eight career rushing touchdowns, tying Gary Lanier for the 10th-most career rushing TDs by a Tech quarterback and ranking as the fifth-most single-season rushing TDs by a Tech QB

... two straight games - and three games overall this season - with two rushing TDs in a game

... four rushing TDs over the last two games combined

Quayshawn Nealy, So., LB

... recorded the first sack of his career in the first quarter

David Sims, Jr., BB

... his 25th rushing yard today gave him 1,000 for his career, making him the 40th player in Tech history with 1,000 career rushing yards

... his second-quarter rushing TD was his second of the season, the 10th rushing TD of his career, the 11th TD overall for his career

Orwin Smith, Sr., AB

... his eighth all-purpose yard gave him 1,000 all-purpose yards in 2012

... his 10th rushing yard today gave him 1,690 for his career, passing Bill Teas for 19th place on Tech's all-time career rushing list

... his 20th rushing yard today gave him 1,700 for his career

Rod Sweeting, Sr., CB

... played in his 50th career game, which ties T.J. Barnes for the most on the team

Chris Tanner, Sr., K

... scored his first point today since kicking 14 PATs in 2009

Omoregie Uzzi, Sr., OG

... made his 35th career start (ranks second on the team)

Darren Waller, So., WR

... his 63-yard reception in the second quarter was a career long (previous long was 12 at Clemson)

Tevin Washington, Jr., QB

... made his 27th consecutive start

... his ninth passing yard today gave him 3,000 for his career (10th-most in Tech history)

... his fourth rushing yard today gave him 515 for the season, passing his effort from 2010 for the sixth-most single-season rushing yards by a Tech quarterback

Washington's rushing touchdown today gave him...

... 35 career rushing touchdowns, tying Joshua Nesbitt for the most by a quarterback in Tech and ACC history

... his 35 career rushing touchdowns tie for the second-most overall in Tech history

... 35 career touchdowns overall, tying for the third-most career TDs in Tech history

... 210 career points scored, passing Joe Burns for the 8th-most career points in Tech history

... 17 rushing touchdowns this season - the third-most single-season rushing TDs in Tech history, the second-most by a Tech quarterback and second-most by an ACC quarterback

... 17 touchdowns scored overall this season - the third-most single-season TDs in Tech history

... 102 points scored this season, passing Luke Manget for the fourth-most single-season points scored in Tech history

... 52 career touchdowns responsible for - the fifth-most career TDRs in Tech history

... 21 touchdowns responsible for this season, tying Joe Hamilton for the seventh-most single-season TDRs in Tech history

Today's Captains

Izaan Cross, Omoregie Uzzi, Tevin Washington

Georgia Tech won the toss and elected to defer.