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Halftime Notes: Georgia Tech vs. USC

Halftime notes about the game, courtesy of Dean Buchan of Georgia Tech's SID.

... Tech is 2-2 under Paul Johnson when tied at halftime

… The Sun Bowl was tied at halftime for the 11th time in the history of the bowl

… Georgia Tech’s defense did not allow a point for 62 consecutive minutes of play until USC scored with 44 seconds left in the first half

Rod Sweeting’s second-quarter interception was Tech’s 14th of the season as a team

… Tech’s 105th yard of total offense gave it 5,911 for the season, breaking the Tech single-season record

… Tech held an opponent scoreless in the first quarter for the first time since Nov. 3 at Maryland; it’s the first Tech game this season when neither team scored in the opening quarter

… Yellow Jacket seniors T.J. Barnes and Rod Sweeting broke the Georgia Tech record for career games played (54)

… Redshirt freshman Chris Milton made his first career start and became the 15th different Yellow Jacket this season to make his first career start

… Junior safety Isaiah Johnson’s streak of consecutive starts ended at 26 games because of an injury

… Tech has played 198 consecutive games without being shut out

… Georgia Tech wore blue jerseys for the second time this season (also vs. Presbyterian); the last time Tech wore this combination (blue jerseys, white pants, gold helmets came on Nov. 13, 2010 vs. Miami; Tevin Washington’s first career start and last career start both came in this uniform combination.

CAREER GAMES PLAYED/TECH HISTORY

54, T.J. Barnes 2009-12

54, Rod Sweeting 2009-12

53, Rashaad Reid 2008-11

53, Scott Blair 2007-10

52, Izaan Cross 2009-12

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 54th career game, tying teammate Rod Sweeting for the most career games played in Georgia Tech history

B.J. Bostic, So., RB

… is 14 yards shy of 1,000 career all-purpose yards

Izaan Cross, Sr., DE

… made his 41st career start

Jamal Golden, So., DB-KR-PR

… his 15th kickoff return yard today gave him 652 for the season, passing Kelly Campbell for the seventh-most single-season kickoff return yards in Tech history

Isaiah Johnson, Jr., S

… saw his streak of consecutive games started end at 26 because of an injury

Chris Jackson, Sr., WR

… his 23-yard reception in the second quarter was just the second catch of his career, and it was the longest of his career

Vad Lee, r-Fr., QB

… his 11th rushing yard today gave him 500 for the season

… his 18th rushing yard today gave him 507 yards for his career, passing Kim King for the 10th-most career rushing yards by a Tech quarterback

… Lee has now rushed and passed for 500 yards in both categories this season

… his 23rd rushing yard today gave him 515 for the season – the seventh-most single-season rushing yards by a Tech quarterback

Lee’s second-quarter touchdown pass to David Sims gave him…

… four touchdown passes this season (and career)

… his first passing TD since Nov. 10 at North Carolina

… 13 touchdowns responsible for this season

David Sims, Jr., BB

… his 22nd rushing yard today gave him 1,291 for his career, passing Sean Gregory for 30th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list

… his 31st rushing yard today gave him 1,300 for his career

Sims’s second-quarter touchdown reception gave him…

… two career touchdown receptions and his first this season

… two receptions this season and five for his career

… five touchdowns overall this season, 14 touchdowns overall for his career

Rod Sweeting, Sr., CB

… played in his 54th career game, which ties T.J. Barnes for the most career games played in Georgia Tech history

… recorded his first interception of the season, the eighth of his career

Omoregie Uzzi, Sr., OG

… made his 39th career start (ranks second on the team)

Tevin Washington, Jr., QB

… made his 31st consecutive start

Brandon Watts, Jr., LB

… recorded his second forced fumble of the season, the third of his career

Today’s Captains

Izaan Cross, Omoregie Uzzi, Tevin Washington

USC won the toss and elected to defer.