For the second time this season, Georgia Tech has come within one play of winning.
On Saturday against the No. 11 Miami Hurricanes at Hard Rock Stadium, the Yellow Jackets hopes of an upset were dashed by a crazy catch on a fourth down play with under a minute remaining in the game.
The Hurricanes kept their drive alive and kicked a game winning field goal with four seconds reaming to beat the Yellow Jackets 25-24.
Georgia Tech (3-2, 2-1) began the game strong on offense, scoring a touchdown on its first two possessions. It struggled getting anything going after that though against a tough Hurricanes (5-0, 3-0) defense. The Yellow Jackets rushed for 226 yards -- 170 yards below their season average.
On the other side of the line of scrimmage, the Yellow Jackets defense used a bend-don’t-break approach and forced the Hurricanes into four field goals.
On Miami’s final drive of the game, the Hurricanes ran six consecutive bubble screens for move from their own 8-yard line into Georgia Tech territory. With 42 seconds remaining, Miami quarterback Malik Rosier hit wide receiver Darrell Langham on a 28-yard, fourth-down completion. Both A.J. Gray and Lamont Simmons got a hand on the ball before it fell into Langham’s hand.
If Georgia Tech converted on its 2-point conversion against Tennessee in the season-opener and that pass fell incomplete, the Yellow Jackets would be 5-0.
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