… When LSU botched the shotgun snap with three seconds left and Tennessee linebacker Nick Reveiz beat Tigers quarterback Jordan Jefferson to the ball to recover at the 19, the Vols thought they had won.
A jubilant Dooley raced to the middle of the field, where he was hugged by cornerback Marsalis Teague and defensive end Jacques Smith.
Linebacker LaMarcus Thompson grabbed an orange Tennessee flag and ran to the locker room, while free safety Janzen Jackson, a Lake Charles native, scampered 100 yards to the south end of the stadium to celebrate with his family.
Dobbs on the fumble on the final drive: “I thought it was a shoo-in; that’s how comfortable I was [about winning the game]. I put my helmet down. I was ready to run on the field and celebrate. But it didn’t happen that way. We made a fatal mistake, and that type of stuff needs to be corrected. We cannot turn the ball over at the end of the game. It felt like death to me. We have to keep grinding and support each other.”
The waning moments of this week’s Georgia-Tennessee game ought to be fascinating, in a bad-wreck-on-the-highway sense: you know you shouldn’t look, but you won’t be able to stop yourself from doing so.