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Football season officially begins August 5th in the NFL with the Hall of Fame Game between the New Orleans Saints and Pittsburgh Steelers in Canton, Ohio.

We will be doing a countdown (one per day) 3 different remarkable football related lists:

#36 Most Greatest Ending in College Football

Georgia Tech 41 ... Virginia 38

The setup: The Cavaliers went up by scores of 13-0 and 28-14, helped by three Shawn Moore touchdown runs, only to have Tech quarterback Shawn Jones lead the Yellow Jackets back time and time again — highlighted by a 43-yard touchdown pass to Jerry Gilchrist. Virginia had its share of big plays as well, with a 63-yard touchdown pass to Herman Moore late in the third quarter; but once again, Tech responded with a touchdown drive to tie it at 35 before going up by three on a 32-yard Scott Sisson field goal. With 2:34 to play, the Yellow Jackets held the Cavaliers on a goal line stand, stopping two cracks from the one and surviving a called back touchdown on a penalty, which forced Virginia to kick a game-tying field goal to knot it up at 38. (Many Virginia fans, and Herman Moore, wanted to go for it from fourth and goal from the six, but head coach George Welsh later explained that he thought his defense would give the offense another chance.) Georgia Tech got the ball with 2:26 to play on its own 24-yard line.

The setup: The Cavaliers went up by scores of 13-0 and 28-14, helped by three Shawn Moore touchdown runs, only to have Tech quarterback Shawn Jones lead the Yellow Jackets back time and time again — highlighted by a 43-yard touchdown pass to Jerry Gilchrist. Virginia had its share of big plays as well, with a 63-yard touchdown pass to Herman Moore late in the third quarter; but once again, Tech responded with a touchdown drive to tie it at 35 before going up by three on a 32-yard Scott Sisson field goal. With 2:34 to play, the Yellow Jackets held the Cavaliers on a goal line stand, stopping two cracks from the one and surviving a called back touchdown on a penalty, which forced Virginia to kick a game-tying field goal to knot it up at 38. (Many Virginia fans, and Herman Moore, wanted to go for it from fourth and goal from the six, but head coach George Welsh later explained that he thought his defense would give the offense another chance.) Georgia Tech got the ball with 2:26 to play on its own 24-yard line.

The ending: Jones ripped through the Cavalier defense, marching the offense 56 yards; but things stalled on the Virginia 20. The clock ran down before Tech called a timeout to bring in Sisson to ruin Virginia's national title dreams. After two Cavalier timeouts, Sisson nailed the 37-yard kick for a 41-38 lead. A last gasp Moore pass was picked off, and the Yellow Jackets came away with the win.

How they ended up: Georgia Tech went on to win the rest of its games and take a share of the national title (along with Colorado) with a 11-0-1 record after a 45-21 Citrus Bowl win over Nebraska. Virginia beat North Carolina the following week 24-10 before going in the tank and losing its final three games, finishing 8-4 after a 23-22 Sugar Bowl loss to Tennessee.

Also see today's:

36th Most Amazing Football Play
36th Greatest Super Bowl Moment


See yesterday's:
37th Most Amazing Football Play
37th Greatest Super Bowl Moment
37th Greatest Ending in College Football

They day of the Saints/Steelers game we will will announce the #1 for each catagory and I will personally give my selection on the Hall of Fame Game.



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