Georgia Tech beats Florida State on blocked field goal return for TD
Georgia Tech did the unthinkable Saturday night.
The Yellow Jackets blocked what would have been a 56-yard game-winning field goal by No. 9 Florida State with six seconds left in the game and linebacker Lance Austin returned the blocked kick 78 yards as time expired to beat the Seminoles, 22-16.
The victory by Georgia Tech snapped Florida State's 28-game ACC regular season win streak and ended the Seminoles' undefeated campaign, dropping them to 6-1 on the season. Not only that, but Florida State kicker Robert Aguayo had hit 20-of-20 field goals before his most recent attempt was blocked.
The play had shades of Michigan State's touchdown to beat Michigan last week, and was just as improbable.
After trailing 16-10 at halftime, Georgia Tech rallied to tie the game up with under a minute to play. But the Seminoles drove all the way to the Yellow Jacket 38-yard line, setting up a a potential game-winning field goal. The kick never had a shot at the uprights, though, as Georgia Tech blocked the attempt and Austin scooped up the loose ball and wove his way through defenders for the incredible game-winning touchdown.
Here's the radio call from the play, already being dubbed the "Miracle on Techwood Drive."
As soon as the game ended, the Yellow Jacket fans swarmed the field to embrace their team.
Way to swarm, Yellow Jackets! pic.twitter.com/rntVIb7LjP— Georgia Tech (@GeorgiaTech) October 25, 2015
While Georgia Tech celebrated, all Florida State could do is sit in silence.
*Turns phone off.*— FSU Football (@FSU_Football) October 25, 2015
When you lose for the 1st time in 30 regular season games on a blocked FG. pic.twitter.com/leq0HPrAtB— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 25, 2015