ATHENS, Ga. – The Georgia Bulldogs created their newest “hobnail boot” moment Saturday night, only to be hobnailed themselves just moments later in a heartbreaking 34-31 loss to Tennessee.
Out of timeouts, Dawgs freshman Jacob Eason hit fellow freshman Riley Ridley on a 47 year bomb to put 25th-ranked Georgia on top 31-28 with 10 seconds to play.
The game should have been over, but an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on the touchdown forced the Dawgs to kick off from their own 20 yard line. The short kick, combined with a five yard penalty tacked onto the end of the return put Tennessee well within range for quarterback Josh Dobbs to throw up a prayer. As you see below, the prayer was answered.
The Vols won 34-31 on the most improbable of finishes. Tennessee improves to 5-0 heading into next Saturday’s game with Texas A&M. Georgia is now 3-2 after losing their second straight. They play on the road at South Carolina next week.