1. After being listed as doubtful for the game with an ankle injury, A-back Orwin Smith dressed for the game but did not start. B.J. Bostic started alongside Robbie Godhigh for the second game in a row. Smith had missed the Georgia game and did not practice all week leading up to Saturday’s game.
Smith did not play, watching from the sidelines without his helmet, typically a sign that the player is not being counted on to play.
2. As expected, attendance for the game was not strong. Bank of America Stadium (capacity 73, 298) was about half full. Perhaps a third of the fans wore Tech gold. Five upper-deck end-zone sections were covered by tarps. The ACC announced the number of distributed tickets at 64,778.
3. The Tech kicking game played one of its better games of the year. Kickers David Scully and Chris Tanner were a combined 3-for-3 on field goals. Scully hit from 47 yards, a career high, while Tanner had makes from 27 and 36 yards. Tech had not made three field goals in a game since the 2010 season, when Scott Blair was the kicker.
The punt team netted 34.8 yards on four punts. Punter Sean Poole had two 55-yard punts, one returned for eight yards and the other was taken back 15. Poole also rugby punted a 32-yarder that Chris Milton knocked down on the fly which was downed on the FSU 6-yard line.
The kickoff cover team, a weak spot in recent weeks, did not allow the Seminoles past the 30-yard line on five kickoffs.
4. On the field before the game, former Tech All-America safety Ken Swilling was honored as an ACC legend. Swilling was a member of the 1990 team that won a share of the national championship. Swilling was previously named to the ACC’s 50th anniversary team in 2003 and the Tech sports hall of fame in 2001.
Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog