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Georgia Tech Vs. N.C. State: Garbage Touchdowns Ruin Bets, Sully Final Score

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets were set to avenge last year's 45-28 loss to the N.C. State Wolfpack with a 45-21 victory. Great! The same score, but one touchdown better. Then Tyler Purvis caught a meaningless touchdown in the final minute. Fine! The same score. But then!

With seconds left, backup quarterback Synjyn Days fumbled, allowing another Wolfpack touchdown to make it 45-35. Our Vegas-minded associates weren't happy with this development.

Why was Days running a play instead of taking a knee? Some would chalk this up to hubris on Paul Johnson's part, but you're looking at a coach who's maximizing experience opportunities for a player who will compete for a starting job in a year or two.

Also, really don't think Johnson cares about how pretty the final score looks. Not that he's happy about the fumble, of course.

For discussion, visit Georgia Tech blog From The Rumble Seat and N.C. State blog Backing The Pack.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.