In the Insight Bowl, the Red Raiders spotted Minnesota a 31-point, third-quarter lead,
then rallied for a stunning 44-41 overtime victory in the Insight Bowl
Friday night, the largest comeback in Division I-A bowl history.
The previous record for a bowl comeback was 30 points, set by Marshall
against East Carolina in the 2001 GMAC Bowl. UGA overcame a 25-point
Purdue lead in the Outback Bowl in 2000 (while GT was beating ND in the
Down 31-0 to Miami (Fla.) at halftime on 11/10/84, visiting Maryland, behind
substitute QB Frank Reich, came back to score a stunning 42-40 victory
and set a I-A record for the biggest comeback.
That record was eclipsed this year. Trailing 38-3, Michigan State scored 38 straight points
in the final 22 minutes (24 in the fourth quarter) against Northwestrn to extend the Division I-A record for biggest
comeback to 35 points. Drew Stanton threw for two scores and ran for one during the
frenzied finish and Brett Swenson kicked a 28-yard field goal to clinch
In 1978, Georgia trailed GT 20-0 in the second quarter when freshman Buck
Belue came off the sideline and rallied the team to a 29-28 victory,
the biggest comeback in school history to that point. That's when this poster learned his lesson about crowing too early.
Last night, they made an even bigger comeback, with some great playcalling in the 2H and a lot of help from the Beamer bumblers.
Buzz is the world-famous and beloved mascot of the
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Buzz gets Tech fans cheering at nearly all
the Institute's intercollegiate sporting events.
Although Buzz's origins
are rather ambiguous, it is known that Buzz showed up at a game sometime
in the early 1980s as an unofficial cheerleader, and was soon adopted by
the GT cheerleading squad. Today Buzz is a member of the cheerleading
squad, and attends all Football Games, all Home basketball games for the
Men's & Women's Team, several Volleyball & Baseball games, as well as
pep rallies and appearances throughout Georgia.
In Fall 2005 and 2006,
Buzz was named to the Capital One All-American Mascot Teams and competed
for the title of the Capital One Mascot of the Year. Buzz also competes
in the Mascot National Competition in Daytona, FL each April. In 2006 he
received 2nd place.
Alexis Rack scored 24 points, including eight in a 20-2 run late in
the second half, to lead Mississippi State to a 62-56 victory over
Georgia Tech in the championship game of the Atlanta Mariott NW Holiday
Invitational on Saturday.
avaris Crittenton scored 15 points and Anthony Morrow added 14 as
Georgia Tech's defenders smothered outmanned St. Francis, Pa., and went
on to an 87-43 win on Saturday night for the Yellow Jackets fourth
Tech (10-3) put the game away early with a 24-0 run to take a
26-4 lead after 11 minutes as St.Francis had 10 turnovers during that
span. The Yellow Jackets led 47-15 at the half, forcing 20 turnovers.
"Anytime we take a charge, block a shot, get a steal, tip a pass
_ anything we do to disrupt the other team's offense, we give the guys
credit for a deflection. Our goal every game is to try to get 35 or
more," said Hewitt.
"In the first half tonight, led by Mario (West) and Mouhammad
Faye, we had 38 at halftime. That's why defensively we were so active,"
September: With no Reggie Ball but also no Calvin Johnson,
Georgia Tech opens its season at Notre Dame, losing 27-13, giving Chan
Gailey four straight losses going back to last season. The loss
reignites the “Can Chan” cries from Tech fans. But school officials say
buying out Gailey’s previously extended contract would force them to
cut costs in the Academic Oversight Department, which obviously was
already operating with two part-timers and a hamster.
November: Georgia goes 10-1 with an SEC title game berth clinched
and an outside chance at the BCS title game, but then loses at Tech,
9-7. Gailey gets a three-year extension. …
played its final game of 2006 on Saturday night, and coach Paul Hewitt
searched for answers to questions that may — or may not — arise in 2007.
If after the Yellow Jackets' 87-43 blowout of St. Francis
(Pa.) that seems vague, it should. There are some distinct vagaries
about Tech's future.
This much is certain: Hewitt
has questions. He will not know the academic fortunes of all players
until early in the second week of January, after the Jackets (10-3)
have played at Clemson. Given that and the possibility of injuries, he is searching for combinations.
"I've been searching all year
for a lineup that can guard because I'm confident that we've got
several guys who on any given night can score 20 points," Hewitt said.