Game Notes • Virginia vs. Georgia Tech Oct 24, 2009 • Scott Stadium Virginia Notes
- Georgia Tech wins in Scott Stadium for the first time since Nov. 3, 1990, when the No. 16 Yellow jackets topped No. 1 UVa 41-38.
- The loss ends a seven-game winning streak by UVa in the month of October, dating to 2006.
- Virginia has now won 12 of its last 14 in the month of October, dating to 2006.
- UVa is now 0-2 this season against teams ranked in the Top 25.
- Georgia Tech rushed for 362 team yards, becoming the first opponent to gain over 300 yards on the ground since Connecticut (382) did so in 2008.
- Today serves as the first game this season UVa has failed to score a touchdown.
- UVa yielded over 400 yards of total offense (447) for the first time since Miami tallied 448 total yards last season.
- UVa’s 12 rushing attempts are the fewest since the Cavaliers attempted nine rushes in a home game against Florida State on Oct. 18, 2003.
- UVa entered the game as the nation’s 10th-best defense (29.3) in third down situations and held the nation’s most efficient offense (52.6) in third down situations below their season average (47.1)
- Jameel Sewell connected for 168 yards on the afternoon, moving his career total to 4,779 where he still stands in sixth place in the Virginia annals, needing 99 yards to pass Marques Hagans (4,877) for fifth all-time.
- Sewell was not intercepted today. He now has thrown 141 consecutive passes without an interception.
- UVa was even in turnover margin (one takeaways, one giveaway) today and is now +9 in its last five games.
- Today’s game marks the first rain during a home game since hosting No. 22 N.C. State in Scott Stadium on Nov. 16, 2002.
- John-Kevin Dolce and Zane Parr each made their first career starts on defense.
- Defensive end Nate Collins made his first start of the season at nose tackle.
- Scott Blair’s 24-yard field goal at 8:14 in first quarter is the first opponent points UVa has allowed in the opening period since the season opener against William & Mary, spanning a streak of five games.
- Blair’s field goal also snapped a four game streak in which UVa scored first.
- Robert Randolph’s 49-yard field goal is the longest attempt and make of his career, besting his 43-yarder at North Carolina earlier this season.
- Randolph’s 49-yard field goal is the longest by UVa since Chris Gould hit a 51-yarder at North Carolina on Sept. 15, 2007.
- UVa has outscored its opponents 40-10 in first quarter scoring this season.
- Georgia Tech’s second quarter touchdown is the first UVa has allowed an opponent in the first half since the season opener against William & Mary.
- Robert Randolph’s failed 35-yard field goal attempt in the second quarter was his first miss of the season after connecting on his first 11 attempts.
- Randolph’s failed 35-yard field goal attempt in the second quarter was the first time UVa has failed to score in the red zone all season after being successful on 18 straight trips.
- Georgia Tech’s third quarter touchdown ate up 10:47 of game clock, the longest such scoring drive against UVa this season.
- Redshirt freshman Colter Phillips collected his first career reception in the third quarter on a 13-yard gain.
- Robert Randolph ties a career high with three field goals (49, 19, 30), matching his output earlier this season at North Carolina.
- Al Groh coached his 173rd career game at an ACC school (Wake, Virginia) today. That moves him from a fifth place tie all-time with former Clemson coach Frank Howard into a fourth place tie all-time with former N.C. State coach Earle Edwards.
- At halftime UVa honored former offensive lineman Ray Roberts by retiring his No. 72 jersey.
Georgia Tech Notes
Georgia Tech’s Win Today Gives The Yellow Jackets…
… a record of 7-1 overall – Tech’s best record through eight games since starting 7-0-1 in the national championship season of 1990; prior to 1990, ….Tech was last 7-1 or better in 1966
… a five-game winning streak – their longest streak since 2006
… a 5-1 record in the ACC and sole possession of first place in the ACC’s Coastal Division
… four straight ACC victories
… the distinction of being the only ACC team with seven overall wins and/or five conference victories
… the possibility of being ranked in the top 10 for the first time since Sept. 24, 2001
… at least seven wins in a season for the 13th consecutive year
… a 15-16-1 all-time record against Virginia, including a 3-9-1 record in Charlottesville
… their first win over Virginia since 2006
… their first win in Charlottesville since 1990, ending an eight-game skid against the Cavaliers
… a 33-21-1 record against Virginia schools
… a 209-134-8 all-time record against ACC teams
… a 7-8-1 all-time record when playing on October 24th
… a 5-0 record this season against unranked teams
… a 21-9 record in ACC play over the last four seasons, tying Virginia Tech for the most league wins in that span
… a 3-1 record vs. Coastal Division opponents, and a 16-8 record vs. Coastal Division opponents since divisional play began in 2005
… a 1-1 record on the road against Coastal opponents this season, 7-6 since divisional play began in 2005
… a 6-0 record when playing on Saturdays and 3-0 record in day games
… an all-time record of 669-447-43 in 117 seasons of football
Georgia Tech’s Win Today Gives Head Coach Paul Johnson…
… a record of 16-5 in two seasons at Georgia Tech
… the most wins through 21 games than any Georgia Tech coach, with the exception of William Alexander (19-2)
… a 123-44 record overall in 13 seasons as a head coach, tying Joe Paterno and Phillip Fulmer for the third-most victories in the first 13 seasons as a head coach
… a 1-1 all-time record vs. Virginia
… a 7-1 record in October (at Georgia Tech)
… a 13-1 record at Tech after leading at halftime
Georgia Tech’s Scoring Drive (18 plays, 82 yards, 10:47) in the third quarter was…
… Tech’s longest, in terms of time, in at least 21 years (records for this category are complete through the 1989 season)
… the longest, in terms of number of plays, since Nov. 11, 2006, when the Jackets had a 20-play scoring drive at North Carolina (that drive took 10:30)
… Tech’s time of possession today was the highest in at least 20 years; the next closest in the last 20 years was 42:10 vs. Wake Forest on Sept. 14, 1996 and 42:06 vs. North Carolina earlier this season
… Tech had two 100-yard rushers in a game for the second time this season
… Tech had over 400 yards total offense for the sixth time this season
… Tech rushed for more than 300 yards for the sixth time this season
… Georgia Tech has outscored opponents 79-31 in the first quarter this season
… When Tech’s fake punt in the first quarter failed, it ended a streak of six consecutive fourth-down conversions; it was the Jackets’ first failed fourth-down attempt since Sept. 17 (vs. Clemson)
… Georgia Tech attempted its first field goal since Sept. 26 (vs. North Carolina)
… 139 consecutive games without returning a kickoff for a touchdown … 27 consecutive starts by senior guard Cord Howard … back-up DT Jason Peters (r-So.) did not travel to Virginia (sick)
Josh Nesbitt, Jr., QB
… his second quarter touchdown run was…
… his seventh touchdown over the last three games
… his 10th rushing touchdown of the season, which ties for the 11th-most single-season rushing TDs in Tech history
… his 17th career rushing touchdown, the third-most by a quarterback in Tech history; a tie for the 15th-most by a
Tech player, regardless of position
… his 25th yard rushing was his 650th of the season, passing Wake Forest’s Larry Russell for the eighth-most single-season rushing yards by an ACC quarterback
… his 33rd yard rushing was the 1,690th of his career, which moved him past Bill Teas into 15th place on Tech’s all-time career rushing chart
… his 43rd yard rushing was the 1,700th of his career
… his 69th yard rushing gave him 694 for the season, which passes himself (693 yards in 2008) for the second-most single-season rushing yards by a Tech quarterback
… his 75th yard rushing gave him 700 for the season – only the second time in Tech history a quarterback has rushed for 700 yards
… his 81st yard rushing gave him 1,738 for his career, moving him past Clemson’s Steve Fuller for the fifth-most career yards by a quarterback in ACC history
Jonathan Dwyer, Jr., RB
… made his 21st consecutive start
… moved past A.J. Suggs into 19th place on Tech’s all-time career total offense list (entered today with 2,424 yards of total offense)
… his 76th yard rushing gave him 2,500 for his career
… his 12th rushing attempt was the 393rd of his career, moving him past Shawn Jones for 12th place on Tech’s all-time attempts list
… his 19th rushing attempt was the 400th of his career – one of only 12 players in Tech history with 400 rushing attempts
… rushed for 100 yards in a game for the third time this season and the 13th time in his career (6th-most in Tech history)
Morgan Burnett, Jr., S
… made his 21st consecutive start
Malcolm Munroe, r-Fr., LB
… recorded his first career forced fumble
Anthony Barnes, Jr., LB
… had his first career rushing attempt (3 yards on failed fake punt)
Demaryius Thomas, Jr., WR
… extended his streak of catching at least one pass to 24 consecutive games (does not include last year’s Virginia Tech game, which he did not dress for) -tying for the 6th-longest streak in Georgia Tech history
… his 52-yard reception in the second quarter was his 13th reception of 20 yards or more, ninth of 30-plus yards and sixth of 50-plus yards
… his 44th receiving yard gave him 1,900 for his career (sixth-most in Tech history)
Scott Blair, Jr., K
… had his (and Tech’s) first field goal attempt since Sept. 26 (vs. North Carolina)
… his second field goal of the game (at the end of the first half) made him 8-of-12 this season, 20-of-31 for his career, including 12-of-13 from inside the 30
… his second field goal also gave him 109 career points, which ranks 11th in Tech history
Jerrard Tarrant, So., CB
… recorded his second fumble recovery of the season
Chandler Anderson, So., P
… his 55-yard punt in the second quarter was his fourth punt of 50 yards or longer this season
Anthony Allen, Jr., RB
… scored his sixth touchdown of the season (five by rushing)
… has scored a touchdown in five different games this season
… rushed for over 100 yards for the second time this season (127 vs. Clemson)
Cord Howard, Sr., G
… made his 27th consecutive start tonight
Derrick Morgan, Jr., DE
… made his 21st consecutive start
Mario Butler, Jr., CB
… made his 21st consecutive start
Sedric Griffin, Sr., LB
… played in his 45th career game
Jamal Paige, r-Fr., RB
… recorded his first career fumble recovery
Tyler Melton, So., WR
… made his first reception of the season; his first-quarter reception was his sixth career reception