What Twitter said about Georgia Southern’s near upset bid of Minnesota

Georgia Southern fell just shy of an upset bid against Minnesota Saturday. 

McClain Baxley

After three and a half quarters, Georgia Southern retook the lead over Minnesota with Rashad Byrd returning a fumble 44 yards to give the Eagles a 32-28 lead with 3:47 left in the game.

Just over three minutes later, TCF Bank Stadium erupted after a Tyler Johnson touchdown sealed a 3-0 start for the Golden Gophers.

Before the home team won though, Twitter had a lot to say about the Eagles’ scoop and score and near upset. 

Here are some of the highlights:

{{tncms-inline account=”FOX College Football” html=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">🚨 Georgia Southern takes the lead! 🚨The Eagles return a fumble 44 yards to go up 32-28 on Minnesota. <a href="https://t.co/6deBIpBJdS">pic.twitter.com/6deBIpBJdS</a></p>— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) <a href="https://twitter.com/CFBONFOX/status/1173005552118575106?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 14, 2019</a></blockquote>” id=”https://twitter.com/CFBONFOX/status/1173005552118575106″ type=”twitter”}}

{{tncms-inline account=”Mark Byington” html=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Touchdown. Let’s gooooo!!!!</p>— Mark Byington (@GaSouth_CoachB) <a href="https://twitter.com/GaSouth_CoachB/status/1173003887432933377?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 14, 2019</a></blockquote>” id=”https://twitter.com/GaSouth_CoachB/status/1173003887432933377″ type=”twitter”}}

{{tncms-inline account=”Albert Breer” html=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">So Maryland lost to Temple, Illinois lost to Eastern Michigan and Minnesota is on the ropes against Georgia Southern. This is how a 12-1 conference champ gets shut out of the playoff.</p>— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer/status/1173007973553246208?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 14, 2019</a></blockquote>” id=”https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer/status/1173007973553246208″ type=”twitter”}}

{{tncms-inline account=”RedditCFB” html=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The dramatic chipmunk continues to be used by the Gophers to disrupt opposing FGs, but Georgia Southern’s star kicker Tyler Bass had no problem from 45yds to close the lead; Minnesota up 21-13, 3:26 2Q. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GASOvsMINN?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GASOvsMINN</a> <a href="https://t.co/zZG17Ztc7R">pic.twitter.com/zZG17Ztc7R</a></p>— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) <a href="https://twitter.com/RedditCFB/status/1172977841979482113?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 14, 2019</a></blockquote>” id=”https://twitter.com/RedditCFB/status/1172977841979482113″ type=”twitter”}}

{{tncms-inline account=”Chris Vannini” html=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Georgia Southern blocked a Minnesota FG and returned it for a TD, but a staffer ran into the ref on the return, so GS will attempt the tying 2-pt conversion from the 18-yard line. BTN</p>— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChrisVannini/status/1173001396100247553?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 14, 2019</a></blockquote>” id=”https://twitter.com/ChrisVannini/status/1173001396100247553″ type=”twitter”}}

{{tncms-inline account=”BUM CHILLUPS” html=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Minnesota is losing to Georgia Southern at home, which is fine and a perfectly respectable thing to do for any football program</p>— BUM CHILLUPS (@edsbs) <a href="https://twitter.com/edsbs/status/1173005936031670283?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 14, 2019</a></blockquote>” id=”https://twitter.com/edsbs/status/1173005936031670283″ type=”twitter”}}

{{tncms-inline account=”Yahoo Sports College Football” html=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Georgia Southern blocked a Minnesota FG down 8 and returned it for a TD.But the Eagles had to try the 2-point conversion for the tie from the 18 because a staffer in the GIF below made contact with an official.The try was no good. It’s 28-26. <a href="https://t.co/M0ecEvm9JD">pic.twitter.com/M0ecEvm9JD</a></p>— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) <a href="https://twitter.com/YahooSportsCFB/status/1173002905282105344?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 14, 2019</a></blockquote>” id=”https://twitter.com/YahooSportsCFB/status/1173002905282105344″ type=”twitter”}}

{{tncms-inline account=”Cole Swindell” html=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Tough L.. always proud to rep the GS. Helluva game! Keep grinding boys 🤘🏻 <a href="https://twitter.com/GSAthletics_FB?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@GSAthletics_FB</a></p>— Cole Swindell (@coleswindell) <a href="https://twitter.com/coleswindell/status/1173011446038499328?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 14, 2019</a></blockquote>” id=”https://twitter.com/coleswindell/status/1173011446038499328″ type=”twitter”}}

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