“Murray in some trouble… flushed. Look at that!”

My favorite offensive play from last season was the perfectly called, perfectly executed screen pass in the Cap One Bowl that blew up the Nebraska defense to the tune of an 87-yard touchdown scamper by Chris Conley.  But the play that starts at the 40-second mark of this clip wasn’t far behind:

If the play in the bowl game was all about execution, this was about improvisation.  Murray bought himself enough time with his feet to find an open Tavarres King and launch a perfect throw.  The list of college quarterbacks who could have pulled that off is a short one.  And it was also one of the biggest momentum shifts of the season.  Just a fabulous play.

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17 responses to ““Murray in some trouble… flushed. Look at that!”

  1. Cojones

    Question: Do you think that Murray will be given the go-ahead to use his feet more this year? I certainly do and it constitutes placing an old and useful cog back into Bobo’s O Machine.

  2. I wanna Red Cup

    AM has been a pleasure to watch for 3 years. Hoping we get back to SECCG and get another chance. He is a DGD

  3. One thing that gives me hope for the defense this year is that they have to practice against our offense. If there was ever a year to run the ones vs the ones – this is it.

    Spend enough time going up against Murray & crew in practice has got to be great training for the other offenses on the schedule.

    • Cojones

      Can I have an “Amen!”?

      Then break out the bandages cause someone’s gonna get hurt. How about we practice the passing game against the D using Bobo’s O machine, but keep Marshall and Gurly out of it(except to practice blocking for Murray). If they are gonna be lost to this team then let it be during combat that matters. When we vsimulate in the military, we fire live rounds over their heads, not at their heads. You can only simulate so far and the coaches know that distance far better than we do.

      • Cojones

        Oh! And we should hold Matthews out as well since we don’t want our WRs to get hurt or get a concussion in practice.

  4. D.N. Nation

    This play came right after some Dallas Cowboys-esque clock management to end the half. Just a crazy sequence.

    Ole Miss didn’t bother coming out in the second half.

  5. WF dawg

    That was a back breaker for Ole Miss. They had played very competitively up to that point. Still the only SEC team (aside from the two newbies) that Richt has never lost to.

  6. fetch

    Is it just me, or was that throw a lot less “wide open” than Tim made it sound? From 40 yards away, that seemed like a mighty tight window to me.

    • Cojones

      Seemed like “..mighty tight…” and was. His interceptions keep the media’s nose away from his gifted talents. No better theater to view that in than the last two games with Auburn where he was perfection personified.

      Aaron is better than what we have seen. How do I know this? Because he had a blivet vs SC last year and still qualified as the leading QB in CFB.

  7. BigJoe

    Murray is usually pretty good in games that don’t matter. I think his record is 1-12 vs teams that end up in the AP top 20 poll.

    But yeah, against that teams that got 70 points scored on them in the previous game, he had a few big plays.

    Sure wish he’d play like that against South Carolina or Florida. Or the last play against Bama.

    • Gee, I didn’t realize that. Thanks for the heads up.

      BTW, if the Dawgs don’t beat Ole Miss, they don’t win the East. So how did that game not matter?

    • DawgWalker07

      Yeah I’m so disappointed that Murray wasn’t born a few inches taller, or that Gurley didn’t engaged a block a few feet further up the field to block someone else from tipping his pass. Those are both totally his fault.

    • Anon

      Congrats on being the worst offseason poster, bigjoe.

    • Merk

      aww…must be a rival fan

    • D.N. Nation

      Remember 2007? Fun year. Some hiccups for sure, but no problems with winning 11 games and the Sugar Bowl. Knowshon was great, and Stafford has what everyone considered a breakout season.

      Stafford’s QB rating for that season was…essentially the same as Aaron Murray’s in the 2012 SEC Championship Game. Except Murray was playing just Alabama, while Stafford got Western Carolina and Troy and Trek and ’07 Florida’s lousy secondary and…you get my point.

      Also, “the last play against Bama” and “Florida” would cancel themselves out, no? You’re essentially saying “he played well against Bama but it doesn’t count because of the last play” and “he played poorly against Florida and that counts despite the last play” at the same time.

  8. Studawg

    I actually think Murray himself was better on that play than the other one you mention. BigJoe, you are an idiot.