Georgia’s ten most memorable plays of 2007, #5

Georgia vs. Florida, October 27:

Florida at 14:48 GA FLA
1st and 10 at FLA 31 Percy Harvin rush for 5 yards to the Fla 36. 28 24
2nd and 5 at FLA 36 Percy Harvin rush for 21 yards to the Geo 43 for a 1ST down.
1st and 10 at GA 43 Brandon James rush for 10 yards to the Geo 33 for a 1ST down.
1st and 10 at GA 33 Tim Tebow pass incomplete to Percy Harvin.
2nd and 10 at GA 33 Andre Caldwell rush for a loss of 2 yards to the Geo 35.
3rd and 12 at GA 35 Tim Tebow pass complete to Andre Caldwell for 10 yards to the Geo 25.
4th and 2 at GA 25 Andre Caldwell rush for a loss of 3 yards to the Geo 28.

While there were a lot of plays by the defense that I enjoyed watching last year, this one’s my favorite.

(Start at the :30 mark)

When’s the last time you saw panicky play calling by Florida in a WLOCP game? The Gators were down by four, the ball’s on the Georgia 25 and it’s early in the fourth quarter. What would have been wrong with a field goal in that spot?

Then, to add to it, instead of leaving the ball in Superman’s hands – oh, I forgot, he was hurt – Meyer chooses that precise moment to try a little trickeration. Georgia’s defense proceeded to give a primer on how to defend the spread option: penetrate, block the pitch lanes, screw with the option (the play was designed to be a reverse to Harvin). End result? A three yard loss, the ball turned over on downs and a headset tossed away in disgust. It may not have been quite Spurrier-esque, but I’ll take it.

As my somewhat drunken friend said after the Georgia crowd quieted down in the glorious aftermath, “they sure blowed that play up”.

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2 responses to “Georgia’s ten most memorable plays of 2007, #5

  1. dean

    As I’ve mentioned before the play that starts at the :13 mark is my most memorable highlight from last year. Though I’ve been wrong all along thinking it was Harvin that Rennie caught it’s still a heck of a play. I just really like the way Rennie plays the game. That kid is all heart, muscle and whoop ass.

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