Ball was a sophomore when Tech played at Clemson on Sept. 11, 2004. Trailing 17-14 late in the fourth quarter, the Yellow Jackets faced a tall task against the No. 20 Tigers. Tech earlier cut into a 10-point lead with a long touchdown drive capped by a 19-yard touchdown pass from Ball to Levon Thomas.
The score gave Tech its first points since Ball’s 37-yard touchdown pass to freshman receiver Calvin Johnson early in the game. That was the first touchdown for Johnson in his career, and he’d have more to come on that wondrous night.