#GTvsUGA 2016 became an instant classic as the #YellowJackets knocked off the #Bulldogs 28-27 on a TD with just 30 seconds left in the game. Georgia seemed to have the game in hand with a 27-14 lead midway through the 4th quarter. But Tech stormed backed with 2 TDs, the last with 30 sec. left to snatch the win in front of over 90,000 stunned fans at UGA’s Sanford Stadium. The winning score by Ga Tech WR Qua Searcy was a the result of a trick play gone awry. The play had intended to be a toss by Searcy to QB Justin Thomas. However Searcy said when he saw he couldn’t get the ball to Thomas, he decided to run for it. That run turned into a 6 yd dash culminating in a spectacular leap from the 3 yard line, squeezing past 3 Georgia players into the end zone.
Many will question what happened to a Georgia team that had been so dominant through 3 quarters. The Bulldog defense gave up 170 of the 392 total yards the Jackets gained in the 4th quarter. Most of those passing. On offense Sony Michel who racked up 170 yards rushing for the game, only had 3 carries for 9 yards in the pivotal 4th period.
These stats, along with the interception thrown by QB Jacob Eason with less than 4 mins to go were stunning. It will leave UGA fans wondering about coach Kirby Smart and his staff’s game plan in the final quarter.
For Tech fans, they gleefully left Sanford Stadium with the Governor’s Cup and their 2nd straight victory at the home of their in state rivals. With many underclassmen returning for GT next year it seems that the future looks good down on the Flats.
With this type of competition between the 2 schools, this game will move up the ladder nationally as a must see rivalry game
Another crazy edition of #CleanOldFashionedHate is in the books.