Jackets Sting Hurricanes in Final Seconds

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-3) needed a miracle to pull off a win against the Miami Hurricanes (4-1) on Saturday night.

And they got one. A miscalculation by Miami in the final minutes of the game enabled a last-second touchdown play that won the game for the Jackets, 23-20.

Rather than taking a knee to end the game against the Jackets, Miami played on. Miami’s running back Don Chaney fumbled the ball, turning it over to the Jackets, who went 74 yards down the field in 24 seconds. A 44-yard touchdown pass from Jackets QB Hayes King to Christian Leary with only two seconds left in the fourth quarter put the Jackets on top for good.

All Miami Coach Mario Cristobal could say after the game was “We should have taken a knee.”

Miami, ranked #17, is now likely to fall off the AP Top 25 poll due to the loss to the unranked Jackets.

King went 12 of 151 passing yards, with 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions. Tyler Van Dyke, Miami’s QB, went 24 of 36, for 288 yards, 1 TD, and 3 interceptions.

Leary had one reception for 44 rushing yards and one TD.

Tech’s next game is at Bobby Dodd Stadium, against Boston College, on October 21st.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Miami Hurricanes: By The Numbers
Yellow Jackets 3-3         23✅ Hurricanes (#17) 4-1     20
Total Yards 250 453
Passing Yards 151 288
Rushing Yards 99 165
Penalty/Yards 11/67 6/80
1st Downs 13 23
3rd Downs 5 8
4th Downs 0 0
Interceptions 2 3
Time of Possession 23:34 35:26