How could you not love college football?
A week after Michigan State defeated rival Michigan on a punt block with no time left on the clock, Georgia Tech has arguably raised the bar.
Tied at 16 with with six seconds left in the game, undefeated and No. 9 ranked Florida State lined up for what would be a game-winning 56-yard field goal. The problem with long field goals, though is that the kicker has to kick the football low in order to get the proper distance, and often-times that means the kick is at a high risk of being blocked.
That was exactly the case with this kick, but what was a bad situation became even worse for Florida State when Georgia Tech special-teamer Lance Austin scooped up the blocked kick, reversed field and found his blockers. Austin ran back the blocked field goal 78 yards for the touchdown.
It looked like this:
While the situations of the MSU blocked punt and GT’s blocked field goal are undoubtedly different, how crazy is it that we’ve seen a game won by a great defensive special teams play two weeks in a row now? What’s going to happen next week?
Florida State falls to 6-1 on the year and 4-1 in conference. Georgia Tech is now 3-5 on the season and 1-4 in the ACC.
No matter how the Yellow Jackets finish this season though, their epic upset over the Seminoles will undoubtedly be the highlight.