DAPHNE, Ala. – The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets ended Florida State University’s record-tying streak of 29 straight victories against ACC opponents with a blocked field goal that was returned for a touchdown by Lance Austin with no time left on the clock. The sophomore scooped up the ball at his own 22 and took off the other way. He didn’t stop running until he reached the end zone. His 78-yard return of a blocked field goal on the final play gave the Yellow Jacket’s a stunning 22-16 upset of the # 9 Seminoles.
For their impressive performance against Florida State, Georgia Tech University has been honored with the United States Sports Academy’s Game of the Week honors.
USC’s 42-24 win over #3 Utah was selected as the second best game of the week, while #23 Duke’s 45-43, 4 overtime victory over Virginia Tech was named third best game of the week.
An eminent national panel of former and legendary coaches and administrators, chaired by Jack Lengyel, the former athletic director at the United States Naval Academy, selects the weekly winner of the Academy’s College Football Game of the Year Award.
Each weekly winner is considered for the award honoring the best College Football Game of the Year at the end of the season. Past winners of these memorable games have included some stunning upsets, conference championship games, and BCS National Championship games.
Daniel Moore, the American Sports Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) 2005 Sport Artist of the Year, is commissioned by the Academy each year to create a painting honoring the selected College Football Game of the Year. The Academy, also known as America’s Sports University, donates the painting and $5,000 to the general scholarship fund of the annual winner.
The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, regionally accredited, special mission Sports University created to serve the nation and world with programs in instruction, research, and service. The role of the Academy is to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports. For more information about the Academy, call 251-626-3303 or visit www.ussa.edu.