Wake Forest-Georgia Tech Postgame Notes

Oct. 2, 2010

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Georgia Tech 24, Wake Forest 20
BB&T Field - Winston-Salem, N.C.
October 2, 2010

Strong Rush Defense
- The Wake Forest defense held Georgia Teach to over 100 yards below its season average. The Deacs gave up 209 rushing yards to Georgia Tech, who entered the game with the fourth-ranked rushing attack in the country. The Yellow Jackets were averaging 320 yards per game coming into tonight.
- RS freshman Nikita Whitlock, RS junior Gelo Orange, RS senior Hunter Haynes and RS freshman Daniel Mack all recorded career-highs in tackles. Haynes had 13, Whitlock had 10 and Mack and Orange both had six.

Josh Adams
- RS senior Josh Adams eclipsed the 2,000-yard rushing mark with a 57-yard run on Wake's first play of its third drive in the first quarter, leading to Jimmy Newman's 20-yard field goal. The rush was also his longest of the year.
- Adams is now the 10th person to rush for more than 2,000 yards in Wake Forest history. He has 2,098 for his career and 105 yards away from moving into ninth place on Wake's all-time rushing list.
- Wake Forest is now 12-5 when Adams runs for more than 50 yards and 3-2 when Adams runs for more than 100 yards.
- Adams' two-yard TD run was his second of the year and his first since the season opener against Presbyterian.
- Adams had a season-high 20 rush attempts.
- Adams recorded his 500th-career carry with 4:30 left in the fourth quarter. The run went for four yards.
- Adams is now the fourth Demon Deacon to have more than 2,000 career rushing yards and 80 or more receptions.
- Adams is the first Wake Forest 100-yard rusher since Kevin Harris did so in the Eagle Bank Bowl in 2008.

Skylar Jones
- RS junior Skylar Jones entered the game on the Demon Deacons' fourth drive and led the team to two touchdowns and a field goal.
- Jones had a career-long 16-yard run on a 3rd-and-13 play to prolong Wake Forest's 12-play, 57-yard scoring drive in the second quarter.
- Jones finished the game with eight carries for 31 yards.
- Jones was 9-of-20 for 105 yards passing, including a 26-yard pass to Devon Brown in the fourth quarter.

Devon Brown
- RS junior Devon Brown has caught a pass in 17 consecutive games.
- Brown finished the game with a team-high four catches and 54 yards.

With the loss
- Wake Forest falls to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the ACC. Head Coach Jim Grobe's record stands at 61-54 at Wake Forest and 94-87-1 overall.
- Under Grobe, Wake Forest is 32-43 in the ACC, 35-25 at home and 19-19 in home ACC games.
- Grobe is 2-5 vs. Georgia Tech.
- Wake Forest falls to 13-5 in home night games and had its streak of six straight home night victories snapped.
- Wake Forest is now 2-9 all-time vs. Georgia Tech at home.
- The loss was Wake's fourth straight to Georgia Tech in regular season games.
- Grobe is 2-2 in head-to-head games against Paul Johnson.

Miscellaneous Notes
- Wake Forest's captains were C Russell Nenon, WR Marshall Williams, RB Josh Adams and LB Hunter Haynes.
- The official attendance at BB&T Field was 30,263.
- Georgia Tech won the toss and elected to defer. Wake Forest received and defended the south goal.
- Wake Forest used three different quarterbacks on its first four possessions. RS sophomore Ted Stachitas started and played the first two possessions. RS freshman Brendan Cross played part of the second drive and the complete third drive, and RS junior Skylar Jones started the fourth drive.
- Georgia Tech has scored first in each of its last six games against Wake Forest. The last time Wake Forest scored first against Georgia Tech was in 2001.
- RS junior Shane Popham had a season-high eight punts. He averaged 35.0 yards per punt on the night.
- Under Grobe, Wake Forest is now 43-14 when leading at the half.
- Wake Forest held the lead for a total of 46:44, while Georgia Tech held the lead for just 7:18.
- Wake Forest is now seven of nine on converting opponent turnovers into points. The Deacons had two touchdown drives after recovering Georgia Tech fumbles.



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