Georgia Tech is currently having a fan-driven contest to figure out which play from 2014 was the best of the season, and they need your help to decide on a winner. Even if you don't want to vote for whatever reason, this at least gives you an excuse to watch some of the best plays of the season over and over again as you reminisce what was a fantastic football season on the Flats. At last check, "The Kick" appears to be the most popular play by far -- it has garnered 98% of the vote, compared to just 2% for Butker's game winner over Virginia Tech. The championship will obviously be between "The Kick" and "The Pick", but it will be interesting to see which comes out on top. I'm going with "The Kick", personally.
As it turns out. Paul Johnson's Yellow Jackets are just as good in the classroom as they are on the football field -- the football team earned its highest GPA in the past decade this semester. There were 31 different Jackets who made the Dean's list this season including three who finished with a perfect 4.0 GPA. One such player was freshman offensive lineman Trey Klock, who did not play this season but figures to become a very solid player in the near future.
If you missed the inaugural Popeyes Bahamas Bowl on Wednesday, then I regret to inform you that you missed out on one of the best comebacks I've ever witnessed. The game, which was between Western Kentucky and Central Michigan, looked for all the world to be a complete blowout at the end of the first half. The Hilltoppers had a huge 42-14 lead at the half (it would grow to 49-14 in the third quarter), yet CMU still found a way to score five touchdowns in the fourth quarter to make it to within one point. The touchdown which ultimately would have tied the game had CMU not gone for two was the result of a Hail Mary and a whole lot of laterals as time expired. It was truly amazing.
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If you are looking for something good to read in your downtime this weekend, take a look at this compilation of the best SB Nation longform articles of 2014. There are some really good pieces in there, so be sure to give the list a look and share any impressions you may have in the comments below. My personal favorite is "Meet The Bagman", which centers around the inner workings of college athletics and the darker side of sponsorship.
What was the best play of 2014?
Have a great weekend!