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TECH NOTES: Dwyer's 189 pushes RB over 1,000

ATLANTA -- Jonathan Dwyer's 189-yard rushing day in Georgia Tech's 30-27 overtime win over Wake Forest did more than just set a new career high for the junior B-back for the second straight week.

It also pushed the 6-foot, 235-pound Marietta native over the 1,000-yard mark for the second straight season.

Dwyer now has 2,924 career yards, placing him sixth on Tech's all-time rushing list, trailing fifth-place P.J. Daniels by just 422 yards.

Lyons' roar

Dwyer wasn't the only Yellow Jackets' running back posting a pair of milestones Saturday.

Fellow B-back Preston Lyons did so with his 31-yard touchdown run off an option pitch in the first quarter.

It was not only the first touchdown of the redshirt sophomore's collegiate career, it also was the longest run of his career.

Hornets buzz Yellow Jackets' nest

Tech fans have grown accustomed to seeing a dominating ground attack most weeks at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

However, they got a chance to witness a skilled aerial display Saturday, and it nothing to do with Josh Nesibtt, Demaryius Thomas and the Yellow Jackets passing game.

A pair of Navy F-18 E Super Hornet fighter jets performed a fly over -- at quite a low altitude -- during the playing of the national anthem by the Tech marching band.

The Midas Touch

Having returned to a tradition of wearing white jersies at home when Paul Johnson became head coach at the beginning of last season, the Jackets were forced to wear dark-colored jersies for the first time at Bobby Dodd Stadium -- and just the second time overall -- since.

NCAA rules mandate that home teams wear dark jersies, though give programs that traditionally wear white at home -- such as Tech and LSU -- the option of wearing white if the visiting team consents.

Wake Forest, however, did not give its consent, and the Jackets wore gold jersies as a result. They wore navy blue jerseys in last season's Chick-fil-A Bowl against LSU.

Going Bowling

While everyone around the Tech program continues to focus on the ACC championship, and a probable Orange Bowl bid that would come with it, at least two other bowls were represented at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday.

Representatives from the Orange Bowl were at Saturday's game, but if the Jackets fail to clinch their spot in the ACC title game at Duke next week, or in the Dec. 5 game itself, they still would find more than willing suitors in the Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome or the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, Fla., both of which were also represented at Saturday's game.

The Chick-fil-A Bowl's interest appears to be particularly keen despite Tech having played in the New Year's Eve game last season, dropping a 38-3 decision to LSU. Saturday was the second straight week, and the third time this season, the bowl's representatives have scouted the Jackets.

Tech last played in the Champs Sports Bowl in 2004, beating Syracuse 51-14. The Jackets' last Orange Bowl appearance came in 1966 with a 27-12 loss to Florida.

Welcome back

Three of the five Gwinnett natives on the Wake Forest roster were in uniform for the Demon Deacons on Saturday.

Meadowcreek grad Cyhl Quarles and Collins Hill grad Barrett McMillin saw the most action, starting at strong safety and offensive guard respectively.

Quarles finished with five tackles -- three solos and two assists -- tying him for eighth among all Deacon defenders.

GAC's Chris Langely dressed out, but did not play and fellow GAC grad and redshirt senior tight end Ben Wooster was not in uniform. He has been limited to just one game this season due to injury.