football-fbs flag

Joe Boozell | NCAA.com | October 24, 2017

Relive the Miracle on Techwood Drive

  The atmosphere at Bobby Dodd was electric after the Miracle on Techwood Drive transpired.

It had been 1,113 days.

Much can happen in three years and change. The College Football Playoff didn’t even exist three years before. “Clemsoning” was still a thing. And instead of chasing CFP hardware in Ann Arbor, Jim Harbaugh was chasing Vince Lombardi trophies in San Francisco.

Three years is a long time.

On Oct. 24, 2015, it had felt like an eternity since Florida State last lost an ACC game. That’s because, well, it kind of had been. One thousand, one hundred and thirteen days, to be exact. Present one of these two scenarios before Georgia Tech faced the Seminoles on that autumn night, and you’d likely be laughed out of the conversation:

1) The Yellow Jackets, losers of five games in a row, would upset the Seminoles
2) Roberto Aguayo, the most accurate kicker in ACC history, would miss a clutch field goal

And then:

Madness.

Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson instructed his players not to return the blocked kick to the end zone. They didn’t listen. It’s a good thing they didn’t, because we never would have gotten this reaction:

Or this amazing radio call:

Or even this hilarious self-deprecating tweet from Florida State:

The scene outside of Bobby Dodd was mayhem. Fans were out and about all the way to McCamish Pavilion, home of the Georgia Tech basketball team. (Bobby Dodd and McCamish are located more than a half mile away from each other).

With the win, the Yellow Jackets improved to 3-5 on the season. But that didn’t matter. What did matter were the tens of thousands of people that got to witness one of the most exciting plays in college football history in person, and the millions more that watched from afar.

Happy anniversary to the Miracle on Techwood Drive. Chances are, you’ll be remembered on this day for a long, long time.

5 potential Final Four dark horses in the 2021 NCAA tournament

Here are the 5 teams with the best chance to be Final Four dark horses in this year's NCAA tournament, ranked by NCAA.com's Andy Katz.
READ MORE

2021 ACC softball preview: Florida State leads deep conference

Here's our 2021 ACC softball preview, including why Florida State is the favorite to win the conference title.
READ MORE

2021 ACC baseball preview: Led by Louisville, the conference is deeper than ever

The ACC has never been more loaded with legitimate postseason contenders. In fact, all 14 teams in the conference appear to have regional-caliber rosters — in any other year.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners