“It was a quick out, and we thought we had to look we wanted,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said. “We thought we could advance the ball, get two more first downs and run the clock out.”
Austin has come up with a lot of big plays for Tech’s defense this season. He recovered a fumble that later led to a touchdown in the upset of Virginia Tech. He returned an interception for a touchdown in the win against Virginia the next week. He famously returned the blocked field-goal attempt for the touchdown that upset previously unbeaten Florida State last season.
“Thank goodness that he caught that deflection,” Johnson said. “It went right to him, but it was a tough catch. He’s made a lot of good plays for us this year.”