Georgia Tech 28, Georgia 27: Behind the numbers

A look at the stats in Georgia Tech’s 28-27 victory over Georgia on Saturday in Athens:

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Times in the past three years that Tech has defeated Georgia in Sanford Stadium. It was the first time that Tech claimed consecutive wins at Georgia since 1998 (21-19) and 2000 (27-15).

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Times that Justin Thomas won in Sanford Stadium. He is the first Yellow Jackets quarterback to do that since Wade Mitchell (1954 and ‘56).

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Yards that Tech A-back Qua Searcy leaped to get into the end zone for the game-winning score.

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Times that Tech coach Paul Johnson has defeated Georgia in Sanford Stadium since taking over the program in 2008. He joins Bobby Dodd, who won at Georgia five times (1950, 1952, 1954, 1956 and 1962). Johnson also is the fourth coach in school history with as many as three against Georgia, joining Dodd (12), William Alexander (7) and George O’Leary (3).

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Points scored by Georgia off two Tech turnovers.

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Points by Tech kicker Harrison Butker ties him with Luke Manget as the program’s all-time leading scorer with 222 career points.

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Times that Tech has won the Governor’s Cup since its inception in 1995.

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Plays of at least 40 yards this season for Clinton Lynch, after his 42-yard touchdown run in the first quarterback.

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Yards per play averaged by Georgia Tech’s offense.

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Of 15 third downs converted by Georgia against Georgia Tech’s defense.

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Minutes more in time of possession for Georgia. Tech had the ball for 25:27.

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Point deficit overcome by Tech is its largest under Johnson when trailing after three quarters.

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Wins for Georgia Tech in the series. Its record is 41-65-5, including 15-30-1 in Athens.

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Yards was the highest total for any Tech runner in the game. It was the lowest highest total for the Yellow Jackets this season.

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87

Receiving yards for Brad Stewart were a career high.

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94

Yard scoring drive by Georgia Tech in the fourth quarter was its longest of the season.

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139

Passing yards allowed by Tech was its fewest this season.

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