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Favorite Georgia Tech Defensive Stand Of All Time

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  1. YellowJacketFan2018

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    What would be your favorite Georgia Tech defensive stand of all time? My favorite Georgia Tech defensive stand was the goal line stand in the 1990 Clemson game that helped Georgia Tech beat Clemson in Bobby Dodd Stadium 21-19.:):cool::D:smuggrin:
     
  2. gtchem05

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    Nice topic! The 2008 FSU game had a fumble at the goal line. So I'm not sure if that counts, but if it does, I think that would be my favorite. Thank you Cooper Taylor's helmet!
     
  3. Supersizethatorder-mutt

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    1962 Tech vs Bama, holding them off at the end, when we intercepted a Joe Namath pass deep in Georgia Tech territory late in the fourth quarter to seal the deal at 7-6 Tech.
     
  4. Gold1

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    Vs Maryland in 2006. Place was hype!!!

    Another good clip
     
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    Jasper Thanks! No contest.
     
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    1st that jumped to mind was the 2008 FSU fumble.

    The 2nd was in 2006 against Maryland. GT was up 27-23 and Maryland gets the ball with 3 minutes left on their own 20 needing a TD.
    Work their way down the field and then they complete a 56 yard pass to Darius Heyward-Bey who takes it down to the GT 8 yard line.
    1st and goal on the 8 with 0:51 on the clock. Wasn't looking great.
    Run it twice for a total of 3 yards. 3rd and goal it's an incomplete pass. But then there's a flag for intentional grounding that backs them up 14 yards.
    4th and goal and it's a sack from Michael Johnson for a turnover on downs and Reggie kneels it.

    EDIT: See Gold1's post
     
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    Willie Clay had a tough time fielding punts in the bright sunshine vs. UNCheat during the 1990 tie game. Why he kept trying inside our own 10 yard line, I’ll never know(it was not like him at all)? The defense kept them out of the end zone many times, reminiscent of the 1985 Black Watch unit. If memory serves they got a couple of FG’s and a TD, however barely 100 yards of offense. I don’t think GT got to 500, although we were some place in the vicinity. Beat ‘em up & down the field that day. Frustrating.
     
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    This with the 1999 UGag Jasper Thanks a close 2nd.
     
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  9. THWG

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    I'm going to go with Isaiah Johnson forcing a fumble at the goal line in 2014 against ugag. It didn't win the game, but that's when I really started to believe that we had them that day.
     
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    Didn’t see this game as I was in the Middle East. Must have been awesome if it stacks up with beating the mutt.
     
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    Agree on this one. That stand proved critical to being in position to win the national championship. Tiggle absolutely stoned the Clemson back when he filled the hole. My friend at the game with me yelled so loud on this play that he lost his voice for days.

    Also a key stand that year, holding #1 UVA to a field goal so they could only tie the score in the last minute. Of course, we take the ball downfield for the winning field goal on the last play of the game. Tiggle again made a key play on that stand, diving to deflect away a pass that appeared to be headed toward an open receiver for a touchdown.
     
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    Calvin Tiggle absolutely nailed Clemson running back Ronald Williams.
     
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    This was my Junior year at GT. Still the loadest I've ever heard that stadium on the back to back sacks by the Freak!
     
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    Here you go:



    Ok, you have to watch the whole game, but this was probably the best defensive game by a Tech team in the last 30 years. We won 7 - 3 against the Fridge. I was there and loved every second. We got a lead and then sat on the ball like a slug for the rest of the game. It was wonderful to watch!

    The only rival:



    We sacked the Twerps 13 times in that game. It was a true pleasure to watch. Again, you have to watch the whole thing, but I guarantee you will enjoy that that. Goto 1:48:59 and you'll get an idea of what the whole film is like.
     
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  15. Supersizethatorder-mutt

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    I still remember listening to that game, and Marco Coleman had one helluva afternoon.
     
  16. gtchem05

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    I was at that 1990 Maryland game. Don’t remember much because I was pretty young, but I remember getting bored because Tech was dominating the Twerps. Thanks for sharing the video!
     
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    There was a little guy who made a fourth down stop near the goal line against Alabama in that '62 game...literally knocked himself out doing it and had to be helped off the field. The guy he stopped outweighed him by probably 40 or 50 pounds. I know McNames was the hero of that game (interception and scored the TD), but it wasn't him, I don't believe. I read it somewhere but can't dig it up now. Does anybody know who I'm talking about? They ought to put up a plaque in the stadium commemorating that play.
     
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    Nov 15, 1952 vs. Alabama. I believe this may have been the first nationally televised college (regular season?) football game. Alabama was ahead 3-0 in the second half, first down on our 5 yard line and a opportunity to basically put the game away. Jackie Rudolph, all of 160 lbs, saved the game on fourth down:
    The $125,000 Tackle (November 15, 1952)
    Georgia Tech 7, No. 12 Alabama 3. In the most exciting game, at that time, in Tech annals, Jackie Rudolph’s “$125,000 tackle” of Bobby Marlow helped preserve the victory, earned Tech a Sugar Bowl bid (and the $125,000 payout) but also preserved the Jackets’ 12-0 season and the Institute’s third national title.
    Dean Griffin (Dean of Students) had a blown up picture of Rudolph's tackle (turned Marlow upside down on about the 2 yard line) that spanned an entire wall of his office.
     
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    Jackie Rudolph!

    That's why I couldn't find it. '52, not '62. Thanks!
     

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