North Carolina Tar Heels running back Elijah Hood (34) is brought down by Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets linebacker Tyler Marcordes (35) and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defensive back Lawrence Austin (20) in the first half at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, October 3, 2015. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
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9 numbers to know: Georgia Tech-North Carolina series

Georgia Tech and North Carolina will meet at noon Saturday (on ESPN2) at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The Yellow Jackets hold a 28-21-3 lead in the series and an 18-8 record at home.

Here are nine numbers of interest from the Tech-UNC series: 

1

Only once in Tech coach Paul Johnson’s tenure have the Jackets failed to rush for at least 312 yards against UNC. That was the 249 gained in 2015. Tech rebounded to rush for 374 last season, their most under Johnson.

3 

Wins for UNC in the past three games (2014-16).

4

Times that Tech has rushed for 372 yards or more against the Tar Heels in Johnson’s tenure.

5

Wins for Tech in the five seasons from 2009-13.

5.5

Average yards per rushing attempt for Tech against UNC in Johnson’s tenure. 

13 

Wins for UNC in the 18 games from 1980-1997. The teams tied 13-13 in 1990, Tech’s UPI national championship season. 

14

Wins for Tech in the 16 games from 1998-2013 

40-28

The average score of the past eight games. The winning team has averaged 39.9 points and the losing team 27.9 points. 

68-50 

Score of the 2012 game, won by Tech. 

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