Tennessee overcame a mistake by its defense in the final seconds Saturday at Georgia by somehow converting a Hail Mary throw from Joshua Dobbs to Jauan Jennings on the final play to escape with a 34-31 victory that Vols fans will be talking about decades from now.
The game-winning play covered 43 yards and Jennings simply outjumped teammates and Georgia defenders to make the catch of his life and keep Tennessee’s dreams of SEC and national titles alive.
— Newy Scruggs (@newyscruggs) October 1, 2016
The Hail Mary completed a wild final 3 minutes in which the lead changed hands three times. Georgia fans were still celebrating a 47-yard touchdown pass from Jacob Eason to Riley Ridley with 10 seconds remaining when the Bulldogs chose a short kickoff, setting up Tennessee for the winning play.
Tennessee players and coaches sprinted off their sideline to a joyous dog pile in the end zone. Coach Butch Jones couldn’t make it. He fell to his knees while overcome with emotion.
— Chris Clark (@Cdclarksports) October 1, 2016
It was Dobbs’ third touchdown pass of the day, to three different receivers. He threw for 230 yards and also ran for a touchdown.