South Carolina just pulled off the biggest and most shocking upset of the college football season. No. 3 Georgia missed a potential game-tying field goal in double-overtime, propelling the Gamecocks to a 20-17 win.
Georgia fans are stunned. And a picture of a Dawgs fan after the game shows the perfect reaction to the upset loss.
Imagine Ohio State will no longer be tied with Georgia in the AP Poll. pic.twitter.com/CuzMho5WB9
— Eleven Warriors (@11W) October 12, 2019
Most college football fans feel the exact same way. The loss in and of itself is shocking. After all, the Gamecocks were down to their third-string QB.
But it was catastrophic coaching decisions by Kirby Smart that confused fans everywhere. As the regulation game-clock was winding down, Smart decided to leave his offense on the field rather than trust his kicker. The offense couldn’t convert a Hail Mary, sending the game to OT.
Then, in double-overtime, Georgia’s reliable kicker — who many deem the best kicker in college football — missed a game-tying field goal.
College football chaos is finally here.
Mid-way through the regular season, it’s been all chalk so far. But South Carolina’s upset is the first to really shake things up in regards to the College Football Playoff.
But all is not lost for Georgia. With marquee games down the stretch, the Dawgs still have a chance to prove themselves.
Make no doubt about it though — this loss will sting for a while.