Scott Blair shouldn’t be blamed for Georgia Tech’s 42-34 loss to Georgia on Saturday, according to coach Paul Johnson.
Though Blair missed a point-after attempt that would have tied the game at 35 with 4:57 remaining in the game, Johnson said, “don’t put that on that kid.
“Scott Blair has won a lot of games for us.”
The miss, which sailed to the left, snapped the senior’s streak of 77 consecutive point-after attempts made and gave the Bulldogs a one-point lead with minutes remaining.
After the miss, Johnson said that he told Blair he was going to get a chance to win it with a field goal.
He didn’t get the opportunity.
Blair’s teammates said they don’t put the loss on Blair’s right foot.
“Scott’s been a dependable kicker for us,” B-back Anthony Allen said.
Blair was having an all-ACC type season this year. In addition to his PAT streak, he has made 15-of-17 field-goal attempts this season, including eight longer than 40 yards.
“He’s someone who is very to root for,” center Sean Bedford said. “When he’s having that is going well as this year has, you just want to see it continue to succeed. I think everybody felt that way.”