Georgia Tech’s go-ahead touchdown drive at the end of regulation nearly didn’t happen. Coach Paul Johnson sent out the punt team on 4th-and-6 from the Virginia Tech 37-yard line with a little more than three minutes to play.
“I was thinking I would pin [Virginia Tech],” Johnson said.
However, all didn’t go as Johnson wanted.
“ I yell, ‘Punt team!’’’ Johnson said. “I didn’t tell them soon enough, I guess. They didn’t get out there fast enough to suit me. They were milling around. You had half the guys over here. I just said, ‘Screw it, get off the field, we’ll go for it.’”
After the timeout, with 3:03 left, quarterback Tevin Washington scrambled away from pressure and hit A-back B.J. Bostic for a 19-yard gain and first down. Georgia Tech scored a touchdown four plays later.