Georgia Tech-Miami: Inside the numbers

1 Tech-Miami games in coach Paul Johnson’s tenure that have been decided by single digits, the Jackets’ 42-36 overtime loss in 2012. The other seven have been decided by an average of 17 points.

2 Field goals attempted by Tech this season (both successful). Only five teams in FBS have attempted fewer.

3 Consecutive games in which the Jackets have permitted the opponent to score on their opening possession.

5 B-back Dedrick Mills’ rank among first-year freshmen in rushing yards per game, with 67.

6 Fumbles by Tech this season, 1.5 per game. The Jackets have averaged at least two fumbles per game in seven of Johnson’s first eight seasons, among the highest rates in FBS. The 11-win 2014 team was the only one under 2.0.

10 Interceptions thatMiami quarterback Brad Kaaya has thrown in his past 667 pass attempts

17 Differential in penalties called against Tech (10) and its opponents (27).

47 Games since Tech has returned a kick for a touchdown, dating back to the North Carolina game in 2012. Since then, every other ACC has returned at least one punt or kickoff for a touchdown. Duke has returned 13 punts and kickoffs for scores.

49 Percentage of Tech’s total points allowed that have been given up in the first quarter, 28 of 57.

81/149 Average Sagarin ranking of Tech’s four opponents and Miami’s three opponents.

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