South Carolina-Georgia is not the only college football game that Hurricane Matthew pushed to Sunday. Florida Atlantic and Charlotte played a Conference USA game on Sunday afternoon in Boca Raton, Fla., and it may have featured the most exciting ending of the day.
Playing at home in from of a sparse crowd, Florida Atlantic may have lost in the most agonizing way possible.
Trailing 28-23 entering the game’s final play, Owls quarterback Jason Driskel (the younger brother of former Florida QB Jeff Driskel) heaved a Hail Mary to the end zone, which was hauled in by Kamrin Solomon in the end zone and the referee signaled touchdown. A spirited celebration ensued:
Our moment of Glory – overturned ??? pic.twitter.com/o1E88ULrgK
— FAU Owl's Nest (@TheOwlsNest_ITB) October 9, 2016
The problem? The Owls didn’t actually win the game. Upon replay review, the officials determined that Solomon was not in bounds and that there was no catch on the play. Charlotte went on to win 28-23.
That inspired a celebration from the other sideline:
No Touchdown! 49ers win! pic.twitter.com/fUX3CE0HjU
— Bobby Rosinski (@BobbyRosinski) October 9, 2016
It marked the first Conference USA victory for Charlotte, which lost its first nine games after joining the league in 2015.