Neither Thomas, Dwyer nor coach Paul Johnson said they subscribe to Sports Illustrated, but Thomas said he told his parents to buy a few copies.
A few other Georgia Tech/Sports Illustrated facts:
• The Jackets' football team was last on the cover of SI on Nov. 12, 1990, after it defeated No. 1 Virginia.
• The basketball team was on the cover on April 4, 2004, after it lost to Connecticut in the national championship game.
• The football team was most recently featured (not including preview sections or the Inside… notes) in the magazine on Oct. 23, 2006, when wide receiver Calvin Johnson was profiled.
After watching film on the 30-27 overtime win over Wake Forest, Johnson said his team played as poorly on offense as it has all year.
Johnson said blocking on the perimeter wasn't very good, so they spent a few periods during Monday's practice working on that.
"Our skill guys, guys who have played really, really well and carried us, didn't have their best games," Johnson said. "Sometimes during the course of the season, that's going to happen. Not everybody's going to play perfect."
Thomas was called for holding while he was blocking on a 66-yard touchdown run by wide receiver Stephen Hill in the second quarter.
Dropped passes also occurred: Hill dropped one in the third quarter, Allen dropped a pass that would have given the Jackets a first down in the fourth quarter, and A-back Embry Peeples dropped a first-down pass in the first half.
Scott Blair said he was ready to kick the game-tying field goal against Wake Forest if he had gotten the call.
Blair said there were a few people on the sidelines who wouldn't talk to him as he was preparing, even when he was trying to stay calm by talking to them.
Earlier in the game, Blair kicked a 45-yard field goal, the first time in his career he successfully made one longer than 40 yards. Blair said he thought it was good as soon as he kicked it, but he's unfortunately been wrong before.
"I just hope to make a few more this season," said Blair, who hadn't kicked a field goal before that since the second quarter of the win against Virginia. He's 9-of-13 this season.