I was fortunate enough to be at the November 27, 1999 game between the #16 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the #21 Georgia Bulldogs. In the highest scoring game ever in the series, Georgia overcame a 17-point deficit in the second half to tie the game and appeared to be within easy victory after driving all the way to Tech’s 2-yard line with nine seconds left in regulation. Rather than kick a game winning field goal, Georgia coach Jim Donnan called a running play that was ruled a fumble by Jasper Sanks which Georgia Tech recovered in the end zone. Replays seemed to indicate that the runner was down when the ball came out. In overtime, after intercepting a Georgia pass in the end zone, Tech attempted a field goal on third down in its possession. The kick was blocked, but Tech holder George Godsey recovered the ball. Tech kicker Luke Manget’s second chance at the kick was good. The Georgia Tech student section rushed the field and tore down the goal posts. Georgia Tech won 51-48 in overtime.
Goal posts down!
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