Oct 5, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; Georgia Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt on the sideline against the Tennessee Volunteers during the second half at Neyland Stadium. Georgia won 34-31 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia coaches collapse after Auburn Hail Mary touchdown (Video)


The end of the game between No. 25 Georgia and No. 7 Auburn will go down as an instant classic. Auburn kicked a field goal to take a commanding 37-17 lead early in the fourth quarter. It looked like Georgia was headed to another loss and Auburn had a quality blow out win over a ranked team. In other words, BCS style points.

That is when Aaron Murray put the Bulldogs on his back and began an improbable comeback touchdown. It started with a 5-yard touchdown pass from Murray to Rantavious Wooten. Nothing exceptional, a touchdown in the fourth quarter but they were still down by 13 points.

Murray led the Bulldogs down the field again and 4 minutes later added another 7 points with a 24 yard touchdown pass to Arthur Lynch. Now the Bulldogs were threatening the Auburn Tigers. A little over four minutes after that, Aaron Murray scored on a 5-yard scramble diving towards the end zone on 4th and goal. The play was reviewed and confirmed as a touchdown. That gave Georgia a miraculous comeback and a lead with less than two minutes left in the game.

Nick Marshall and the Auburn offense took the field and tried to get down field to score, but were struggling. A sack had the Tigers facing 4th and 18. Marshall threw up a prayer of a pass and two Georgia defenders looked like either one of them could have intercepted it. Instead, they collided and neither caught it and the ball bounced into the air. The ball then floated into the hands of Ricardo Louis who took it the rest of the way for the game-winning touchdown. It was a 73-yard touchdown reception.

The Georgia coaches couldn’t believe it and they just collapsed on the sidelines.


And here is a GIF:

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