By the numbers: Georgia Tech 35, Georgia Southern 24

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By the numbers: Georgia Tech 35, Georgia Southern 24

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October 15, 2016 Atlanta - Georgia Tech running back Qua Searcy (1) is not able to catch a pass under pressure from Georgia Southern cornerback Jessie Liptrot (30) in the first half at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, October 15, 2016. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

A by-the-numbers review of Georgia Tech’s 35-24 win over Georgia Southern on Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Tech improved to 4-3 heading into its bye week.:

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Points on Georgia Southern’s first drive. It snapped a five-game scoring streak Tech’s defense had suffered through on opening drives.

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Freshmen who started on offense for Georgia Tech. They were left tackle Jahaziel Lee, left guard Parker Braun and B-back Dedrick Mills.

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Plays of at least 50 yards for Georgia Tech’s offense, a season high. All three happened in the first quarter.

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Tackles by safety A.J. Gray, a career high.

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Tackles for loss by Georgia Tech’s defense. That was a season high.

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Times in Justin Thomas’ career he has passed and rushed for a touchdown in the same game after doing so Saturday.

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Tackles by safety Corey Griffin, a career high.

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Plays in a scoring drive by Georgia Southern, the longest against Tech this season.

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Time of possession was the shortest by Tech this season. The previous low was 28:24 against Clemson.

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Time of possession for Georgia Southern was the longest against Tech this season. The previous high was 31:36 by Clemson.

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Yards on a reception by Brad Stewart in the third quarter, the longest of his career.

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Plays faced by Georgia Tech’s defense was a season high. Clemson ran 82.

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Passing yards by Thomas was a season high. His previous high was 136, set against Vanderbilt on Sept. 17.

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