Tanner is a senior walk-on who hadn't kicked a field goal since he was in high school in 2007 and hadn't kicked an extra point since 2009, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Doug Roberson.
Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson told Tanner he'd be handling kicking duties earlier in the week, Roberson reported. From the AJC:
"The past couple of days I've just been like, ‘I can do this,'" he said.
Tanner's made field goal came from 35 yards and was made from the middle of the field.
According to Roberson, Saturday's game was the first since a Sept. 29 loss to the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders that Georgia Tech had not missed at least one kick. The Yellow Jackets are now 6 of 12 on field goals this season and 47 of 50 on point-after attempts.