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Walking Off With a 'W'

Sept. 24, 2014

Harrison Butker’s 24-yard field goal at Virginia Tech as time expired was just the fourth final-play FG in Georgia Tech history. It was Butker’s career-first game-winning field goal as time expired and the first by a Georgia Tech kicker in 15 years.

Scott Sisson kicked six game-winning field goals in his decorated Tech career but only two were kicked with no time remaining. Tech fans will fondly remember Sisson’s walk-off kicks: a 33-yard field goal to secure a 24-21 win at Virginia in 1991, and a 29-yard kick for a 16-13 win vs. NC State in 1992.

Here’s a look at the 14 game-winning field goals in program history:

 DATE  OPPONENT  GAME-WINNER
 Jan. 1, 1952  vs. Baylor (Orange Bowl)  Pepper Rodgers 16-yard FG
 Sept. 27, 1952  Florida  Pepper Rodgers 16-yard FG
 Oct. 7, 1978  South Carolina  Johnny Smith 34-yard FG (0:57 left)
 Nov. 25, 1989  Boston College  Scott Sisson 35-yard FG (0:42 left)
 Nov. 3, 1990  at Virginia  Scott Sisson 37-yard FG (0:07 left)
 Nov. 10, 1990  Virginia Tech  Scott Sisson 38-yard FG (0:08 left)
 Sept. 19, 1991  Virginia  Scott Sisson 33-yard FG (final play)
 Nov. 9, 1991  Furman  Scott Sisson 37-yard FG (0:21 left)
 Oct. 3, 1992  NC State  Scott Sisson 29-yard FG (final play)
 Sept. 27, 1997  Clemson  Brad Chambers 20-yard FG (1:54 left)
 Nov. 28, 1998  at Georgia  Brad Chambers 35-yard FG (0:02 left)
 Nov. 27, 1999  Georgia  Luke Manget 38-yard FG (1st OT)
 Nov. 17, 2007  North Carolina  Travis Bell 27-yard FG (0:15 left)
 Sept. 20, 2014  at Virginia Tech  Harrison Butker 24-yard FG (final play)

Georgia Tech (4-0, 1-0 ACC) returns to home Saturday, October 4, to Bobby Dodd Stadium for a marquee matchup under the lights versus Miami. The annual #GTWhiteout game begins at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2. For Miami game tickets, click here or call 1-888-TECH-TIX. 

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