Georgia State hadn’t won a game in 638 days until last night. There’s a very real chance it could be 365 days or more until they get to do it again. The team they beat was a Division II member the last time Georgia State tasted victory.
And, yet, none of that mattered.
Teams snap extended losing streaks in every sport, but something about college football makes it different. With so much attention this off-season diverted to court rooms and autonomy votes and everything that has nothing to do with why we all fell in love with college football in the first place, maybe it’s fitting that a horrifically wonderful game between teams from the Sun Belt and Southland (seriously, Abilene Christian was gifted a game-winning roughing the kicker penalty before Georgia State’s winning drive, but they aligned in an illegal formation and had to forfeit the first down) got this historic 2014 season off on the right foot.
Wil Lutz’s right foot, to be specific.