The Power of a Spin Move

This past weekend, the 2015 College Football season officially started, and by far the most talked about game on social media was the Ohio State-Virginia Tech battle that concluded the weekend’s games on Monday evening.

Socially speaking, this game benefitted from a couple of factors, including the presence of defending champion Ohio State, as well being the stand-alone contest on Monday night. But there was one particular buzzworthy moment during the game that pushed it over the edge and on everybody’s Twitter feed. It was this spin move by Ohio State quarterback-turned-wide receiver.

Ohio State's Braxton Miller spins his way through Virginia Tech's defense, causing Twitter to erupt with praise.
Ohio State’s Braxton Miller spins his way through Virginia Tech’s defense, causing Twitter to erupt with praise.

This run by Miller, which would ultimately result with him escaping, untouched, into the endzone, caused a spike in Twitter responses. According to the game log on Social Delta, over the game garnered 126,000 total tweets. After Miller’s spin-move touchdown, 10,527 tweets came in during the 5 minutes immediately after it happened. That’s over 8% of the game’s interaction on Twitter accumulating from one single play.

After Braxton Miller's spin move touchdown occurred at 10:25 p.m., a slew of game-related tweets came in from social media users.
After Braxton Miller’s spin move touchdown occurred at 10:25 p.m., a slew of game-related tweets came in from social media users.

You can view the entire timeline of the interaction of #OSUvsVT here.

 

Note: This total tweet count only includes tweets that use the specific game hashtag or some keyword regarding Ohio State or Virginia Tech, and does not include tweets that are simply excited reactions to the move such as:

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