In-game replay: Georgia Tech secondary bobbles interception into Virginia Tech completion 

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In-game replay: Georgia Tech secondary bobbles interception into Virginia Tech completion 

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Miami Hurricanes wide receiver Darrell Langham (81) pulls in a pass on 4th down and 11 yards to go over Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defensive back Lamont Simmons (6) and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defensive back A.J. Gray (5) to set up winning fieldgoal at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on October 14, 2017. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

A.J. Gray and Lamont Simmons were in on it again. With a chance to stop an opposing team’s drive, both Georgia Tech defensive backs had a chance to knock down a pass, but instead tipped it to an opposing wide receiver. 

in Saturday's game at Bobby Dodd Stadium against Virginia Tech, the Hokies faced a third-and-14 from their 22. Quarterback Josh Jackson was facing pressure from Tech’s defense. He hoisted a prayer down the right sideline, where Gray and Simmons both had a shot to intercept it. 

However, they both leaped at the same time and the ball bounced off both their fingertips then off Gray’s head, then into the hands of Hokies’ wide receiver Eric Kumah for a 26-yard gain.

Virginia Tech scored a touchdown later in the drive to cut the Yellow Jackets’ lead to 21-16 at the end of the third quarter.

The play was eerily reminiscent of the ending in the Miami game when Gray and Simmons had a chance to end Miami’s game-winning drive on a fourth-and-10 by knocking a pass away. In that game as well, the football bounced off the hand and helmet of Simmons and into the receiver’s arms.

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