Georgia Tech Shockingly Wins on Last Play Reception

Lyn Scarbrough

October 11, 2023 at 12:29 pm.

This had to be one of the most shocking, unexpected finishes to a college football game in a long, long time.

Playing at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Fla., the home-standing Miami Hurricanes were a 19-point favorite over Georgia Tech. Miami already had four wins, including a double-digit victory over Texas A&M. The Yellow Jackets had two wins and had lost to Bowling Green at home.

The visitors led for much of the game, but with just 33 seconds remaining, Miami was ahead, 20-17, and had the ball in Georgia Tech territory. The Hurricanes led, 20-17. With 33 seconds remaining, all Miami had to do was take a knee and win the game.

Instead, here’s what happened. Rather than a kneel, there was inexplicably a handoff and a fumble recovered by Tech.  After a 30-yard completion, the Yellow Jackets had the ball with just two seconds remaining. Then on the game’s final play, quarterback Haynes King hit wide receiver Christian Leary on a 44-yard yard catch-and-run for the winning touchdown.

That go-ahead touchdown reception has been chosen as the U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish “Catch of the Week.”

Miami had controlled the game offensively, outgaining Georgia Tech by more than 200 yards.

King completed only 12 of 25 passes for 151 yards … and just one touchdown.

Leary caught just one pass … and it was for the 44-yard score.

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