Georgia Tech's hopes flickered to life when Ole Miss kicker Andrew Ritter missed his second field goal of the day. They disappeared on the next play.
Trailing 23-17 with over four minutes left in the game, Yellow Jackets tried an end around option pass with wide receiver Corey Dennis. But after avoiding a tackle, Dennis was stripped of the football and fumbled into the end zone for a safety. 25-17. Ballgame effectively over.
Just before that, Ritter's short field goal attempt could have made it a two-possession game. However, Georgia Tech blocked the kick. Earlier, Tech blocked a Ritter extra point and he missed a 29-yard field goal with such a low kick that it bounced downwards after hitting the crossbar.
For the most part, Ole Miss was in control of the game and led 23-7. But after a field goal and a Bo Wallace interception, Vad Lee hit Darren Waller for a 72-yard touchdown pass and the deficit was down to six. It got no closer.
Outside of the interception, Wallace was fantastic on Monday. He completed 22-32 passes for 256 yards and a touchdown while running 12 times for 90 yards and two touchdowns. And the Rebels were the more effective rushing team too. Georgia Tech's triple-option offense was held to just three yards per carry by Ole Miss's defense, which might have been the reason for the trick play call after the missed field goal.
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