A by-the-numbers look at Georgia Tech’s 35-21 loss to Miami on Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium:
Sacks of Brad Kaaya by Georgia Tech’s defense. Tech quarterback Justin Thomas was sacked four times.
Of 7 third downs converted by Miami.
Defensive touchdowns for Miami in the second quarter. It was the first time in school history that a Tech opponent has returned two fumbles for touchdowns. The last time Tech allowed two defensive touchdowns happened against Virginia Tech in 2005.
Touchdowns scored by freshman B-back Dedrick Mills.
Consecutive games that Georgia Tech allowed an opponent to score a touchdown on its opening drive after Miami’s Joe Yearby scored on a 27-yard run.
Losses in 11 home games for Tech against ranked opponents under coach Paul Johnson.
Kickoffs with zero returned.
Rushing yards for Tech A-back J.J. Green. It was a career high and came on five carries.
Rushing yards on 15 carries for Mark Walton. He was averaging 133.7 yards per game.
Advantage in time of possession for Georgia Tech in the game.
Yards for Mills, a career high.
Rushing yards for Miami, which was averaging 272 yards per game.
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