The Kentucky Wildcats will live to fight another day.
Staring down the barrel of yet another gut-wrenching loss, UK rallied to get into field-goal range with three seconds left trailing 38-37.
But even with UK in range for a makeable field goal, asking Austin MacGinnis to convert a 51-yard attempt seemed like too much to ask for a kicker that missed a 28-yarder on the first drive of the game.
So it only makes sense that MacGinnis drilled it with so much ease it probably was good from 55-plus, and it gave UK a season-saving win.
What a finish!! Austin MacGinnis with the last-second field goal to give Kentucky the 40-38 win over Mississippi State! pic.twitter.com/Bm73YI5Ij6— Jennifer Palumbo (@JenNimePalumbo) October 23, 2016
UK kicker Austin MacGinnis makes a 51 yard FG to help the Cats beat Mississippi St. pic.twitter.com/CQmftWdrjP— Keith Farmer (@KeithFarmer18) October 23, 2016
MacGinnis for the WINNNNNNNNN!!! pic.twitter.com/l8ZKDV0WxU— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) October 23, 2016
It's A Party! It's A Party! pic.twitter.com/hoTIAJFBha— UK Stoops Troops (@UKStoopsTroops) October 23, 2016
Live to fight another day.