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Georgia Tech Football: Facts and Figures from Elon Game

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Here are some interesting notes from last week's Elon game.

Deon Hill scored his first touchdown since last year's game at Virginia Tech.
Deon Hill scored his first touchdown since last year's game at Virginia Tech.
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Nine different players on the Georgia Tech roster scored touchdowns. Only David Sims scored twice, and joined Orwin Smith, Roddy Jones, and Robert Godhigh as the only players under Paul Johnson to record both a rushing and receiving touchdown in the same game.

Tech had 0 turnovers. Elon had 4.

Tech was 8-9 on third down conversions. Elon was 6-16.

Elon had 164 passing yards. Tech outgained the Phoenix through the air with 189 passing yards.

Elon’s TOP was 32:35. Tech’s TOP was a full five minutes shorter at 27:25.

Justin Thomas was our leading rusher for the game with 53 yards, although his 5 carries were tied for fourth among his teammates.

Tech racked up 368 yards rushing for the game and allowed only 89.

Tech’s Defense had 3 interceptions, but only one sack. (Is that cause for concern? Or is Al Groh’s spirit messing with me?)

Since halftime of the ACC Championship game, Georgia Tech's defense has allowed a total of 7 points, and managed 7 interceptions.

The last time Tech had a shutout was on October 4, 2008 against Duke (27-0). Meanwhile, if Georgia Tech scores on Saturday against Duke, it will be their 200th straight game without being shut out.

History was made! Tech’s 70-0 win against Elon is the largest-ever margin of victory by an ACC team. Florida State previously held that title back on September 6, 2008 when they defeated Western Carolina 69-0.

Tech also broke the school single-game record with the compiled 173 interception return yards. The old record of 139 yards was 47 years ago when Tech played Tulane on October 22, 1966.