Final Facts From The Field....
CAREER NIGHT: Brian Cummings threw for a career-high 21 completions (21-29-192 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT).
STINGY "D": The Maryland defense held Georgia Tech to its lowest rushing total of the season (78 yards rushing). The Yellow Jackets' previous season low was 95 yards versus Virginia. Georgia Tech averaged 181.6 yards per game entering tonight's game.
SIMON'S TD: Geroy Simon's TD reception was his 12th TD of his career (10 receiving, 1 rushing, 1 kickoff return), placing him in a tie for third on Maryland's career touchdown list with Gary Collins.
A NIGHT OF FIRSTS: Orlando Strozier posted the first two-interception game of his career. The final interception came with 16 seconds remaining to seal the victory. He now has three on the season.
NOTING THE YELLOW JACKETS: Harvey Middleton has now caught a pass in 27 straight games to tie the school record for consecutive games with a reception. Robert Lavette had catches in 27 straight games from 1981-83...Brad Chambers missed field goal snapped a string of eight consecutive field goals for him. The school record for consecutive field goals is nine by David Bell in 1985-86...Keith Brooking's interception was the first of his career...Mike Sheridan had career highs for receptions and yards...Tech's rushing total was the lowest under O'Leary, previous low was 95 yards vs. Virginia.