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Underdogs Block Field Goal on Final Play to Keep Nailbiter Tied. Then One Guy Scoops Up the Ball, the Clock Runs Out and the Drama Really Begins.


Amid the celebration ...

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ATLANTA (TheBlaze/AP) — With 6 seconds left in Saturday night's tie game against underdog Georgia Tech, Roberto Aguayo — one of the most accurate kickers in the country — attempted to win the contest for ninth-ranked Florida State with a 56-yard field goal.

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But the kick was low, and Georgia Tech's Rod Rook-Chuncong managed to get a hand on it.

Amid the celebration, Georgia Tech's Lance Austin ran back to retrieve the ball, which was rolling along inside the 25-yard line.

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Then he took off the other way in front of the Tech bench. He avoided Aguayo's diving attempt, then cut back on the final guy who had a shot at him to win the game 22-16 for Georgia Tech (3-5, 1-4).

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His return for a touchdown against the Seminoles (6-1, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) with no time remaining on the clock was 78 yards.

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