Game Photos – Hurricanes vs Georgia Tech

The Miami Hurricanes vs Georgia Tech game was filled with last minute drama as the Canes came back to win the game with a last minute field goal by kicker Michael Badgley. Of course how can one forget the torrential downpour in the 4th quarter that made the field and surrounding sidelines a gigantic kiddie pool. In theory it was just a typical day in the life of a Miami sports photographer.

With the Hurricanes coming off an emotional high after their victory over their rival, the Florida State Seminoles, it was almost to be expected that they would try to ride their high into this game. That high was quickly erased with a quick Georgia Tech score.

I think as a sports photographer, photographing the Georgia Tech triple option offense is probably the most difficult to photograph. You really never know who has the ball or when the quarterback might shovel pass the ball to someone else. I won’t lie, there were a few times I got confused as to who had the ball. I’m just glad it’s one time a year I have to photograph Georgia Tech.

Another major story was the weather. It was hot for the first half and then the light rain came in right before halftime and it subsided. End of their start of the fourth was another story. It poured like I haven’t seen it pour in a while. The field was soaked, but give credit to the fans. They stayed and some even got soaked.

The last few minutes of the game was just crazy. 4th and 10 with under two minutes and the Hurricanes convert on a great catch by Darrell Langham. Then Michael Badgley was able to hit the go ahead field goal with 5 seconds left. Hard Rock Stadium was loud after that.

Here is a video I posted on my Facebook page of the aftermath of the Hurricanes win over Georgia Tech.

Miami Hurricane players participate in the Canes Walk
Miami Hurricane players participate in the Canes Walk
Defensive Coordinator Manny Diaz during Canes Walk
Defensive Coordinator Manny Diaz during Canes Walk
Malik Rosier puts on headphones prior to entering the stadium from Canes Walk
Malik Rosier puts on headphones prior to entering the stadium from Canes Walk
Malik Rosier walks out to warmups
Malik Rosier walks out to warmups
Braxton Berrios during warmups
Braxton Berrios during warmups
Jhavonte Dean catches passes  during drills
Jhavonte Dean catches passes during drills
Coach Kuligowski running the defensive line through drills
Coach Kuligowski running the defensive line through drills
DeeJay Dallas throws up the "U" as the team runs onto the field
DeeJay Dallas throws up the “U” as the team runs onto the field
Braxton Berrios acknowledges the crowd
Braxton Berrios acknowledges the crowd
Players raise their helmet prior to kick-off
Players raise their helmet prior to kick-off
Jeff Thomas runs a kick-off back
Jeff Thomas runs a kick-off back
Malik Rosier looks down field for an open receiver
Malik Rosier looks down field for an open receiver
Running back (22) Clinton Lynch runs after a hand-off
Running back (22) Clinton Lynch runs after a hand-off
Braxton Berrios tries to make a cut after catching a pass
Braxton Berrios tries to make a cut after catching a pass
TaQuon Marshall (16) fakes a hand-off to KirVonte Benson (30)
TaQuon Marshall (16) fakes a hand-off to KirVonte Benson (30)
Michael Harley (3) lets a touchdown pass slip through his fingers
Michael Harley (3) lets a touchdown pass slip through his fingers
TaQuon Marshall (16) throws a shovel pass
TaQuon Marshall (16) throws a shovel pass
TaQuon Marshall (16) tries to find a running lane among defenders
TaQuon Marshall (16) tries to find a running lane among defenders
Malik Rosier throws a pass
Malik Rosier throws a pass
Travis Homer (24) lowers his shoulder in anticipation of contact
Travis Homer (24) lowers his shoulder in anticipation of contact
Head Coach Mark Richt tries to get the crowd into during a 3rd down
Head Coach Mark Richt tries to get the crowd into during a 3rd down
Nathan Cottrell (31) runs back a kick-off
Nathan Cottrell (31) runs back a kick-off
Darrell Langham (81) runs up field after completing a catch
Darrell Langham (81) runs up field after completing a catch
Ricky Jeune (2) catches a deep pass
Ricky Jeune (2) catches a deep pass
TaQuon Marshall (16) throws a pass in the rain
TaQuon Marshall (16) throws a pass in the rain
Joe Jackson (99) tackles Ricky Jeune (2) from behind
Joe Jackson (99) tackles Ricky Jeune (2) from behind
Mark Richt gives some last minute advice to Malik Rosier during a timeout
Mark Richt gives some last minute advice to Malik Rosier during a timeout
Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson
Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson
Malik Rosier throws a short screen pass
Malik Rosier throws a short screen pass
J.J. Green (28) runs after catching a shovel pass
J.J. Green (28) runs after catching a shovel pass
Malik Rosier launches a pass down field
Malik Rosier launches a pass down field
KirVonte Benson (30) tries to avoid the tackle of Robert Knowles (20)
KirVonte Benson (30) tries to avoid the tackle of Robert Knowles (20)
Security working in the rain delay
Security working in the rain delay
The fans didn't seem to mind the rain
The fans didn’t seem to mind the rain
Sebastian enjoys the rain
Sebastian enjoys the rain
Coaches meet after the game
Coaches meet after the game
Malik Rosier and Darrell Langham hug after the game
Malik Rosier and Darrell Langham hug after the game
Michael Badgley (15) is all smiles after kicking the winning field goal
Michael Badgley (15) is all smiles after kicking the winning field goal
Christopher Herndon kneels after the game
Christopher Herndon kneels after the game

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