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No. 16 Georgia Tech beats No. 8 Georgia for 1st time since '08, pulling out 30-24 overtime win

  • Georgia linebackers Leonard Floyd (84) and Ramik Wilson stop Georgia Tech running back Zach Laskey, center, during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

    Georgia linebackers Leonard Floyd (84) and Ramik Wilson stop Georgia Tech running back Zach Laskey, center, during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/David Tulis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Georgia running back Nick Chubb (27) runs past Georgia Tech defensive back Demond Smith (12) on a long gain to the 1-yard line during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

    Georgia running back Nick Chubb (27) runs past Georgia Tech defensive back Demond Smith (12) on a long gain to the 1-yard line during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/David Tulis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Georgia's Damian Swann (5) blocks a pass for Georgia Tech's Tony Zenon (9) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

    Georgia's Damian Swann (5) blocks a pass for Georgia Tech's Tony Zenon (9) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/David Tulis)  (The Associated Press)

Harrison Butker kicked a career-long 53-yard field goal on the final play of regulation, and D.J. White picked off a pass in overtime to preserve No. 16 Georgia Tech's 30-24 victory over No. 8 Georgia in a game filled with bizarre plays.

Georgia Tech (10-2) trailed 24-21 after Hutson Mason threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Malcolm Mitchell on fourth down with 18 seconds left. But the Yellow Jackets wound up with good field position after a squib kickoff, Justin Thomas scrambled 21 yards into field goal range, and Butker's kick barely cleared the crossbar.

Zach Laskey put Georgia Tech ahead with his third touchdown run of the game in overtime, but Butker's extra point was blocked. The Bulldogs had second-and-goal at the 9 when Mason again tried to hit Mitchell on a quick slant. This time, White stepped in to make the interception, ending the game.