Notes after the game

A few notes after the game, courtesy of Georgia Tech’s sports information department:

Georgia Tech’s Loss Tonight Gives The Yellow Jackets…

… a record of 6-6 overall (Tech finished 4-4 in the ACC)

… a .500 regular season record for the first time since 2003

(that season Tech finished the regular season 6-6 and went on to beat Tulsa in the Humanitarian Bowl to finish 7-6)

… a record of 26-13 in three seasons under head coach Paul Johnson, including a 10-5 mark in non-conference games

… a 10-7 record in road games under Johnson

… a 39-61-5 all-time record vs. Georgia, including a 1-2 record under Johnson

… a 13-29-1 all-time record vs. Georgia in Athens, including a 1-1 mark under Johnson

… their first loss in Athens since 2006

… a 203-208-24 all-time record against teams currently in the SEC

… a 4-3 record vs. SEC opponents under Johnson

… a 1-2 record in night games

… a 1-3 record in November

… a 5-10-1 all-time record when playing on November 27th

… a 6-5 record in November under Paul Johnson

… an all-time record of 679-455-43 in 118 seasons of football

Streaks

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

… 157 consecutive games without returning a kickoff for a touchdown (last time: Oct. 31, 1998 at Maryland)

… 39 consecutive starts by senior cornerback Mario Butler

Team Notes

… Tech’s 32 first downs were its most in a game since Nov. 9, 2000 vs. Virginia (34)

… Tech’s 26 first downs via rushing were its most in at least 30 years

… Tech’s 512 yards of total offense were its most vs. Georgia since 1999

… Tech’s 92 offensive plays were its most since Nov. 9, 2000 vs. Virginia (94)

… Tech rushed for 400-plus yards in a game for the eighth time under Paul Johnson

… Tech’s 77 rushing attempts were its most in at least 30 years

… Tech’s time of possession (38:14) was a season high

… Tech has trailed at some point in nine of 12 games this season

… Georgia’s 66-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter was only the second play of 60 yards or longer allowed by the Yellow Jackets this season

… Tech trailed 14-0 at the end of the first quarter for the second time this season (also vs. Miami)

… The two teams combined for more than 500 yards of total offense in the first half

… Georgia has scored at least 30 points in each of the last four meetings with Georgia Tech

… Georgia is the first team to return a fumble for a touchdown against Tech since Nov. 10, 2007 by Duke’s Leon Wright

Anthony Allen, Sr., BB

… his 23rd yard rushing gave him 1,700 yards for his two-year Georgia Tech career

… his 61st yard rushing gave him 1,100 this season

… went over 200 carries for the season (entered tonight with 188 rushing attempts)

… his 80th yard rushing gave him 1,139 this season, passing C.J. Williams (1995) for 11th place on Tech’s single-season rushing list

… his 82nd yard rushing gave him 1,759 for his Georgia Tech career, passing Joe Hamilton (1996-99) for 14th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list

… his 100th yard rushing gave him five 100-yard rushing games this season, tying for the 13th-most single-season 100-yard games in Tech history

… his 107th yard rushing gave him 1,166 for the season, passing Joe Burns (2001) for the 10th-most single-season rushing yards in Tech history

… his 118th yard rushing gave him 1,795 for his Georgia Tech career, passing Ronny Cone (teammate Kevin Cone’s father) (1979-83) for 13th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list

… his 121st yard rushing gave him 2,900 for his college career, including 1,102 yards in two seasons at Louisville

… his 123rd yard rushing gave him 1,800 yards for his two-year Georgia Tech career

Jeremiah Attaochu, Fr., LB

… recorded his third sack of the season, his second over the last two games

Anthony Barnes, Sr., LB

… played in his 47th career game

Scott Blair, Sr., K

… played in his team-high 52nd career game

… entered today’s game having made 73 consecutive extra points

… Blair’s second PAT tonight was his 34th of the season – the 10th-most single-season PATs in Tech history

… his third point tonight gave him 80 for the season – the seventh-most points by kicking in a Tech season

Mario Butler, Sr., CB

… made his team-high 39th consecutive start and played in his 49th career game

Brad Jefferson, Sr., LB

… played in his 47th career game

Isaiah Johnson, Fr., S

… recovered a fumble for the second time this season

Roddy Jones, Jr., AB

… made his 38th career start (second on the team behind Mario Butler)

… his 22nd yard rushing gave him 1,330 for his career, passing Glenn Turner (1951-53) for 26th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing list

… his second-quarter touchdown was his fourth rushing TD of the season, the 11th of his career

… his 49th yard rushing gave him 300 yards in three career games against Georgia

Preston Lyons, Jr., BB

… got his first rushing attempts since the Oct. 16 Middle Tennessee State game

Embry Peeples, Jr., AB

… his third-quarter touchdown was his first rushing touchdown of the season, the second of his career; his only other rushing TD came against Mississippi State in 2008

Orwin Smith, So., AB

… has caught a pass in each of the last three games

… his 37th yard rushing gave him 500 for his two-year career

Jerrard Tarrant, r-Jr., S

… his first punt return tonight was the 41st of his career, tying for the 10th-most punt returns in Tech history

… recorded his third fumble recovery of the season and the fifth of his career

… caused a fumble for the third time this season, the fourth time in his career

… over the last three games, Tarrant has three fumbles forced and three fumbles recovered

Tevin Washington, r-So., QB

… his first-quarter touchdown was his third rushing touchdown of the season

… has rushed for a touchdown in each of the last two games

… his 50th yard rushing gave him 400 career rushing yards in just eight games played

Today’s Captains

Brad Jefferson and Joshua Nesbitt.

Georgia Tech won the toss and elected to defer.

49 comments Add your comment

SImple Techster

November 28th, 2010
1:45 am

SImple Techster

November 28th, 2010
1:46 am

OK, its time to write a little book, based on everything i’ve seen on all of the ajc blogs over the past few weeks, just to cover some things I need to point out…
First, and foremost, congratulations to the Georgia Bulldogs on their victory tonight. It was a hard fought game, and they now also have the opportunity to go to a bowl game, plus gain the extra practices inbetween now and bowl time to assist them going into next year.
Secondly, to all of the bloggers who have been calling for a coaches head/dismissal…..shut up. Seriously. For Grantham and Al Groh, they are both first year coordinators at their respective schools who implemented a completely new defensive scheme, using players they had no input in recruiting and who were not recruited for the 3-4 scheme. They did the best with what they had. Calling it, thier respective hirings, a mistake is simple stupidity. For heavens sake, give them some time. Both defenses will be MUCH improved next year, and even more in 2012. If thats not the case, then start calling for thier heads. For those calling for CMR’s head….wow. Look what the man has done with your program the last, what is it now, 9 years? How many 10 win seasons? How many SEC championships? How many BCS bowls? He has earned the right to fix his teams faults, atleast another year, maybe two. But guess what….even after a 6-6 season, he is on the top of the lists at Colorado and Miami…and I wouldnt blame him for leaving because his fanbase has such SHORT memories and wants his head. Please keep in mind I am a DIEHARD tech fan, and the man is 9-1 against my team. Now, for those who wish CPJ was never hired, diss his offense, and every other negative thing that has been said….know what, go root for someone else. Bandwagon morons. His “high school” offense, that for 3 years now everyone was going to figure out and stop, leads the nation in rushing. It continues to work. It continues to get better. It put up 400 yards of rushing against UGA tonight, who was supposed to “completely” dominate our offensive line. Its the #1 rushing offense regardless of the fact that we have been without our starting QB for 3 games now, and has used 6 or 7 different O line combinations this year due to injuries. Wanna make fun of the passing game? Go ahead…first look at how many drops our recievers have had this year. People are on the blogs bashing CPJ saying he blames the players for everything and takes no responsibilty for anything…when he DEFENDED his kicker and has done so for his players all year, saying more than once there were obvious coaching errors that needed to be corrected. Any coach is going to talk about mental errors and fumbles and lack of intensity and drive, and he has every right to do so this year….because Techs worst enemy this year has been themselves, over and over and over again. Tonight was no different.

Reuben Houston

November 28th, 2010
2:14 am

Do Tech fans still think CPJ will dominate the series vs. Richt?

MMA is Stupid

November 28th, 2010
2:14 am

You suck NERDS. Your “great” offense could not beat the WORST teams Richt has fielded, period. Go ahead and make ALL the excuses you want….its ok…you have 364 more days to think about it, relive it, replay it over and over and over.

Here you go DB’s…..42-34!!!!!

JACKETfan12

November 28th, 2010
2:22 am

Our DB’s are going to be outstanding for years to come. A TON of young talent. I. Johnson, Young, Ayers, Sweeting, Holton. Dominique Noble who is a Freshman next year. Secondary will be very talented once that young talent develops.
Attouchi looks great. True Freshman. True 3-4 type OLB. Im hoping he will be the playmaking OLB we are looking for the next 3 years.
Tevin looked great. He made some poor decisions here and there, but thats to be expected. Its timing and experience issues. He shows great potential.
Im also hoping Stephen Hill will overcome his case of the dropsies and step up for us next year. Has the tools to be a star, just needs to develop those frying pans into hands.

JACKETfan12

November 28th, 2010
2:24 am

Oh yeah, and CPJ’s “high school veer” offense looked like a machine tonight. It was hitting on all cylinders for once this year, we just fumbled it away too much early on. I wish he would have called a different play in the 2nd to last drive instead of a draw, but he apparantly though he could get it. Oh well. TECH FANS- he is still the right man for the job. Dont give up on him. Once Groh’s D forms together, and it will, Tech will be in good shape

ArkyTech

November 28th, 2010
2:35 am

Reuben, since you asked: Yes. If we’ve learned anything in 3 years, it’s that Uga can’t stop Tech’s offense, even with 2 weeks to prep and our backup QB running the offense.

DodgerDAWG

November 28th, 2010
3:06 am

Since you are clearing the cobwebs…UGA is 737-395-54 in the same time period and WE OWN THE STATE….

DodgerDAWG

November 28th, 2010
3:17 am

Tech 512 yds UGA 425. Tech averaged 5.3 yds per rush, UGA 5.3 per rush. Tech 6.7 per pass, UGA 14.3. Final score tech LOST…First loss in Athens since 2006???? BALLOON STAT..they only play there every two years.

AJC, please give us credible reporters

K

November 28th, 2010
6:07 am

Tech players played their hearts out.
It was a great effort, just came up short. Played better than most thought they would.
With 2 and 3 star recruits against 4 and 5, Johnson and his assistants
almost pulled it off. Nothing can be taken away from Tech; Johnson is still the coach for Tech!!!!!.

TDone

November 28th, 2010
6:49 am

If Muttland runs the State of Georgia, that explains a lot.

Frankly

November 28th, 2010
7:12 am

Good game techmites, neither team has a lot to crow about IYAM.

THWGT!!!!

bob horner

November 28th, 2010
7:29 am

three fumbles three scores this has happened all season. pj is a great and tough coach.Give him humpers talent and he would never lose.

Duluth Dawg

November 28th, 2010
8:07 am

NO MORAL VICTORIES. “TURKEY NECK” JOHNSON IS 1-2 AGAINST RICHT. RICHT IS 9-10 AGAINST TECH.

ENJOY SHREVEPORT, LA TECHIES. KARMA IS NO FUN BUT YOU GUYS DESERVE IT. THE BAD NEWS FOR TECH IS YOU WILL LOSE YOUR BOWL GAME.

SUCK IT JACKETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CPJ, THE NEW SHERIFF??? HARDLY, JUST A BIG MOUTH AND NO PLAYERS TO BACK IT UP. I CANNOT STOP LAUGHING.

roughrider

November 28th, 2010
8:26 am

Jacketfan12 wrote: ” Oh yeah, and CPJ’s “high school veer” offense looked like a machine tonight. It was hitting on all cylinders”

You are nuts. You don’t fumble that many times when you are hitting on all cylinders.

bobDog

November 28th, 2010
8:56 am

Your quarterback played a great game. I know you would have liked to have had Nesbitt, but the kid showed a lot of poise and determination. Good game and good luck in your bowl game.

dawgfan

November 28th, 2010
8:56 am

Georgia Tech=Moral Victory U.

Tip of the hat to Georgia Tech’s players for a hard fought game. You deserve better fans who respect you enough not to make excuses for you when things don’t go your way.

True story.

mutts is nuts

November 28th, 2010
9:05 am

Same old same old.

I was just wondering how the crews were doing on this cold Sunday morning cleaning up all the garbage and shat that the scum mutt fans left from their tailgating?

Mutts is nuts

Reality Stinks

November 28th, 2010
9:08 am

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Reality Stinks

November 28th, 2010
9:10 am

Tried all year to tell you Techies, Turkey Neck will not win for you

Get serious

November 28th, 2010
9:13 am

What was CPJ’s play calling on the last drive? We only needed a field goal, we should of stayed with the running game!!!

Reality Stinks

November 28th, 2010
9:21 am

Oh he’s a drunken wreck from Ga Tech and a terrible engineer

He thinks he’s smart but in reality he’s just a trade school nobody who cannot out smart a real institution

Stay Thirsty my friends

AMG

November 28th, 2010
9:44 am

Reuben Houston

As a Tech fan I will say YES. I believe CPJ will dominate UGA over the next 10 years.

dawgfan

November 28th, 2010
9:58 am

Mighty big talk AMG. We are a combined 14-11 over the past two seasons and your genius coach still couldn’t beat us. Its not lokking good my friend. But at least you had the courage to come on here and make a complete azzhat of yourself with more Techie tough talk after your 9th loss in 10 years. Kudos.

ontheflats

November 28th, 2010
10:14 am

DodgerDawg: I think what you meant to say is “We hit-and-run this state.” Then you get arrested and then you get to miss games against some directional school. Right?

I know ugag fans want to blow off all the arrests but when was the last time a Tech player was arrested? Seems to be a yearly occurrence in Athens for St. Richt’s teams.

dawgfan

November 28th, 2010
10:23 am

We don’t want to blow off the arrests. We want to blow off crybaby sore loser Techies who come on here popping off at the mouth about arrests after their 9th loss in 10 years. Big difference pal.

When was the last time a Tech player was arrested? Don’t know or care. My team is on the winning end so I don’t have to worry about stuff like that.

You Techies act like we don’t know we’ve got problems right now. We’ve got plenty of problems, but it just so happens that your laughingstock of a football program isn’t one of them. Got it Techie? You are now dismissed.

Todd G

November 28th, 2010
10:24 am

MISS it you CHOKING WRECK!!!!!!!!!
Statistics are for LOSERS…

techbuzzer

November 28th, 2010
10:26 am

Bring Jaybo Shaw back- He just got Georgia Southern into the finals even ater being being injured.

Washington is not a Nesbitt or a Murray – face it.

And what the hell was with GT’s special teams?? Even GSU managed one kickoff pass return- touchdowd against Alabama. Besides Bostic running straight into the UGA defense line is there any other play they learned?

If it wasn’t for Allen and a half way improved defense, last night would have been a smack down

The Blair Witch Hunt

November 28th, 2010
10:32 am

GT’s FG kciker was the game’s goat. He choked and so did GT.

It was gorgeous to see the STUNNED faces on the GT nerds and especially the face of “Slap em in their face” CPJ.

Go Dogs. GT fans ………….remember this about your “close” loss to UGA ………………..The Dogs this year are one of the worst ( like 09 ) in UGA history. They ( we ) are horrible and we STILL WON.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

Lee

November 28th, 2010
10:43 am

@Simple Techster, a good, logical analysis of both programs.

TB

November 28th, 2010
10:54 am

It just seems to me that when CPJ puts together a defense that can actually stop the other team, Tech’s going to see a whole lot more wins. Well, that, and figure out a way to stop fumbling the ball away.

tripledart

November 28th, 2010
11:21 am

Both teams played as to be expected.Talent won out.I am a Tech fan but do cheer for the dogs during then year.Great talent but no respect for their coaches or fans.Lets be honest on both sides 1990 championship will never happen again and there will never be a 1980 Hershal Walker season again.
We can dream and support our teams but it is what it is.Both programs have to much integrity to be a Auburn.

St. Simons

November 28th, 2010
11:25 am

Puolan/Weedeater Independence Bowl in…… where was that?…….. SHREVEPORT. You can’t beat the nerds 7 years in a row without winning the first two………….

Reuben Houston

November 28th, 2010
12:24 pm

According to Kevin Butler on the Bulldog Brunch this morning, Paul Johnson was involved in some of the pregame banter between the two teams at midfield…GT fans were holier than thou when Grantham gave the choke sign…..I wonder what they think about Turkey Neck’s actions……

Reuben Houston

November 28th, 2010
12:28 pm

On the flats….the last Tech player arrested was Robert Hall No. 91, who was arrested for battery against his girlfriend….his case was dismissed after completing a pretrial diversion program, which is in essence a way for a first offender (typically) admit guilt without entering a guilty plea. CPJ suspended him for one game – Jacksonville State.

From a report obtained by Coley Harvey of the Macon Telegraph:

One officer said Ardossi had blood on her shirt and was bleeding from her head. He went on to add that she received medical attention on the scene for cuts to her head. There was also blood on the wall leading out of the apartment, and blood in the bathroom, the report said. The report indicated the alleged argument began over money the two contributed to a joint account. It states that Hall tried to communicate with Ardossi about money she had been spending from the account. From there, a verbal altercation allegedly ensued. Two Georgia Tech football players were also named in the report.

LADAWG

November 28th, 2010
12:34 pm

Tech lost…again. Georgia will always be better to Tech in every way. Academics, sports, girls, and its alumni.

Ramblin Man

November 28th, 2010
12:38 pm

Some of you puppy fans need to look at the big picture. Once again you beat GT, but UGA struggled again with 4-5 star recruits (that you got by allowing a 96% special admissions rate) against 2-3 star guys. UGA won because like all season long GT fumbled the ball and had to many missed oppurtunities. Sure I would have loved to see GT win last night but the game was a display of what we have done all year long. UGA recruits in the top ten regularly and finishes nowhere near that. If GT gets it’s degree program expanded then UGA is in big trouble because then we can recruit on an even field without lowering standards and you will no longer have that edge and will still suck.

Reuben Houston

November 28th, 2010
12:39 pm

just wait until Johnson gets “his recruits” in the program….nevermind.

Laces Our Finkle

November 28th, 2010
2:23 pm

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Laces Our Finkle

November 28th, 2010
2:23 pm

No Comments Just Laughs
BBBBWWWWAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHAAAA

Laces Our Finkle

November 28th, 2010
2:26 pm

CPJ and The Triple Joke Forever

Blair for Heisman – He’s probably got a better chance than Nesbitt
NICE MONEY SPENT FAILING GT ATHLETIC DEPT.

Skitty Fritty

November 28th, 2010
6:30 pm

Ramblin Man:
Congratulations on Tech’s great “Moral Victory”. Are you going to get a ring stating you are the 2010 “Moral” victory champions? I bet Alabama feels the same way you do and would love a ring also.
We will be glad to get 5 star recruits and you get 2 star recruits and win 10 out of 11 years in football. Also, I am confident you will be competitive with Kennesaw State in basketball next year with your new educational opportunities at Tech.
Keep up the great job!

Chickasaw

November 28th, 2010
7:46 pm

Well, maybe other Dawg fans won’t say it, but I will: despite the fact that UGA won, we were out-coached (and I’m a Richt fan!); that young Tech QB played a heckuva game (as did our own Aaron Murray); there was a lot of fire and grit in this Tech team; and had Nesbitt been at the controls, Tech would have won. Coach Johnson has his team generally on the right track, but it’s unclear at the moment whether the same can be said for Coach Richt. Techsters: Good luck in your bowl game, and let’s look forward to that great year (which must come!) when UGA and GT meet the week before each goes to its respective conference championship game. Fellow Dawg fans: let’s enjoy the victory, but show some class here–it’s their blog!

GO JACKETS

November 28th, 2010
9:35 pm

R U S H I N G O F F E N S E

Rank Team G Rsh Net Avg TD Ydspg
1. Georgia Tech 12 696 3924 5.64 30 327.00
2. Air Force 12 699 3815 5.46 40 317.92
3. Navy 11 603 3328 5.52 35 302.55
4. Nevada 12 568 3617 6.37 47 301.42
5. Oregon 11 548 3300 6.02 39 300.00
6. Auburn 12 560 3495 6.24 38 291.25

ACC RUSHING LEADERS

1. Montel Harris-BC JR 12 269 1243 4.6 8 72 103.6
2. Anthony Allen-GT SR 12 217 1225 5.6 6 48 102.1
3. Joshua Nesbitt-GT SR 9 166 737 4.4 10 71 81.9
4. Johnny White-NC SR 9 130 720 5.5 7 76 80.0
5. Damien Berry-UM SR 11 181 865 4.8 5 42 78.6

Reality

November 29th, 2010
8:49 am

LADAWG said: Tech lost…again. Georgia will always be better to (sic)Tech in every way. Academics, sports, girls, and its alumni.

Academics: never
sports: forever debatable–that’s why they play the games
girls: obviously
alumni: yeah, right

ga tech 92

November 29th, 2010
9:43 am

SImple Techster – yep yep – we need a guy like CPJ to work magic with smoke and mirrors – history has shown that GT will NEVER consistently out recruit UGA (for a number of reasons (not excuses)) – thus we need something unconventional – UGA should have dominated us based on talent alone, so the fact that we were even in the game speaks volumes about CPJ and his magic. GO JACKETS (grats Bulldogs on beating the underdog again)

konan GT

November 29th, 2010
1:43 pm

It’s funny how uGa fans “say” this isn’t a rivalry but make such a big deal, (with no class) about winning. No doubt, uGa has had our number, but the best dAwg fans I know actually went to the school. I would bet most of the dAwg posts here are from sidewalk trash

buzz

November 29th, 2010
2:52 pm

konan, that would be an insult to the sidewalk …..

damngooddawg!

November 30th, 2010
3:43 pm

Reminds me of two midgets arguing over who’s the tallest.