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Halftime Notes

Georgia Tech enters halftime with a 13-6 lead and possession of the ball. What cost Virginia was failing to score a touchdown when it had 1st and goal from the 2-yard line and mishandling a punt in its own red zone.

An interesting personnel move: Virginia has been played Nate Collins at nose tackle and putting an extra end on the field. It has reduced Nick Jenkins's snaps.

Georgia Tech has 137 rushing yards, while Virginia has only 35. Clearly, Virginia's not having the same success as last season against the offense. Another noteworthy statistic: Georgia Tech had possession for 19 minutes and 55 seconds. Virginia had possession for only 10 minutes and five seconds.

Here are some halftime notes from Virginia's media relations department:

Game Notes
Virginia vs. Georgia Tech
Oct 24, 2009
Scott Stadium

- Today¹s game marks the first rain during a home game since hosting No. 22
N.C. State in Scott Stadium on Nov. 16, 2002.
- John-Kevin Dolce and Zane Parr each made their first career starts on
- Defensive end Nate Collins made his first start of the season at nose
- Scott Blair¹s 24-yard field goal at 8:14 in first quarter is the first
opponent points UVa has allowed in the opening period since the season
opener against William & Mary, spanning a streak of five games.
- Robert Randolph¹s 49-yard field goal is the longest attempt and make of
his career, besting his 43-yarder at North Carolina earlier this season.
- Randolph¹s 49-yard field goal is the longest by UVa since Chris Gould hit
a 51-yarder at North Carolina on Sept. 15, 2007.
- UVa has outscored its opponents 40-10 in first quarter scoring this
- Georgia Tech¹s second quarter touchdown is the first UVa has allowed an
opponent in the first half since the season opener against William & Mary.
- Robert Randolph¹s failed 35-yard field goal attempt in the second quarter
was his first miss of the season after connecting on his first 11 attempts.
- Randolph¹s failed 35-yard field goal attempt in the second quarter was the
first time UVa has failed to score in the red zone all season.
- Al Groh coached his 173rd career game at an ACC school (Wake, Virginia)
today. That moves him from a fifth place tie all-time with former Clemson
coach Frank Howard into a fourth place tie all-time with former N.C. State
coach Earle Edwards.
- At halftime UVa honored former offensive lineman Ray Roberts by retiring
his No. 72 jersey.


Team Notes
- Georgia Tech has outscored opponents 79-31 in the first quarter this
- When Tech¹s fake punt in the first quarter failed, it ended a
streak of six consecutive fourth-down conversions; it was the Jackets¹
first failed fourth-down attempt since Sept. 17 (vs. Clemson)
- Georgia Tech attempted its first field goal since Sept. 26 (vs. North
27 consecutive starts by senior guard Cord Howard
- back-up DT Jason Peters (r-So.) did not travel to Virginia (sick)

By Zach Berman  |  October 24, 2009; 1:42 PM ET
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