“It’s kind of a running joke among Tech fans that’s been going on for years and years,” said Paul Freet, a Tech grad.
Following the game, on a Tech message board, fans were discussing whether anyone had been able to capture the fleeting image.
As it turned out, a fan on the message board had indeed gotten a shot off before the final score was removed, which Freet copied and sent out from his Twitter account, describing it as a "unicorn." Judging by the video board image, it was no more than two or three seconds after Tech linebacker Brant Mitchell secured the game-ending interception.
“It’s a race between you getting that picture and the scoreboard operator turning off the scoreboard,” said Freet, who works with Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute.
It's a challenge Tech fans would undoubtedly be happy to embrace in 2018.