On Saturday night, Georgia Tech pulled the impossible: The Yellowjackets not only blocked a 56-yard field goal attempt by Florida State’s Roberto Aguayo but also sprinted 80 yards to steal a win from the streaking Seminoles.
FSU enjoyed a 28-win streak coming into their content against Georgia Tech.
After a Yellowjacket player blocked the FG, Lance Austin picked up the ball and with the help of key blocks sprinted for a touchdown. The cheering Georgia Tech fans spilled out onto the field, hugging players and posing for TV broadcast cameras.
Video of the shocking finish has been surging online, from reddit forums to blogs such as Deadspin. On Facebook’s Signal tool, which tells journalist about the hottest trends on the network, the FSU-Georgia Tech is taking 36 percent of the Facebook conversation related to Sports>Games.
October has been a strange month for shockers in the NCAA. On Oct 17, Michigan State recovered a last-minute fumble from a Michigan Wolverines punter Blake O’Neill kick attempt. Michigan State went on to win and give football fans another YouTube video to share with sports fans:
Despite the heartbreaking ending, FSU running back Dalvin Cook might be seeing a silver lining: he made it to the FSU record books by surpassing the 1,000-yard rushing mark in 2015 on a drive midway through the second quarter. He also snagged the 2,000 rushing-yard milestone at FSU on the same drive in Saturday night’s game.
— Jon Tennant (@Protohedgehog) October 28, 2015