The best part of today's game was Tech thinking they'd finally gotten another win for almost 60 minutes. For almost 60 minutes they had something they haven't had in five years: Hope.
Glorious, joyful hope. After all, they had a 20 point lead in the first half. They had a 10 point lead in the fourth quarter. They had the ball with over 4 minutes to play with a chance to drive and play for a win.
Hope is a fleeting thing. It is ephemeral. Like the first glimpse of a stunningly beautiful mountain. Especially when you play for overtime. It becomes fleeting.
We gave them hope. Far more hope than they've had in five years. And we snatched it away with the backup quarterback.