Daily Archives: May 24, 2008

Georgia’s ten most memorable plays of 2007, #10

November 17: Kentucky at Georgia

Kentucky at 14:54 UK GA
1st and 10 at UK 34 Rafael Little rush for 1 yard to the Kent 35. 10 7
2nd and 9 at UK 35 Andre’ Woodson pass incomplete.
3rd and 9 at UK 35 Georgia penalty 5 yard offside defense accepted, no play.
3rd and 4 at UK 40 Kentucky penalty 5 yard false start on N/A accepted.
3rd and 9 at UK 35 Andre’ Woodson pass incomplete.
4th and 9 at UK 35 Team punt blocked for no gain.

Right in the middle of Georgia’s seven game winning streak, it’s easy to forget what a struggle the Kentucky game was, especially for Georgia’s offense. The Dawgs turned the ball over four times and Stafford was held under 100 yards passing – the only time that happened all season.

But the defense played tough against a good Wildcat offense. And the special teams were just that. Although Asher Allen’s 82 yard kickoff return was wasted by a subsequent Moreno fumble, the punt return team came through in a big way in the third quarter with a crucial punt block.

(photo courtesy Athens Banner-Herald)

As the AB-H described the action,

… Senior safety Kelin Johnson helped change the momentum in his final home game.

With Georgia trailing 10-7 in the third quarter, Johnson rushed up the middle and blocked Tim Masthay’s punt and Ramarcus Brown recovered at the Kentucky 19.

Six plays later, Thomas Brown scored on a 1-yard run to put Georgia ahead for the first time 14-10 and the Bulldogs never relinquished the lead.

It was a fine way for the seniors to go out on top in their last game in front of the home folks.

You can find the entire game linked here.

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Have it your way.

Phil Steele’s got a cover for you.

Unless you’re an ACC fan.

Not my problem…

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A tale of two postseasons…

Mark Schlabach presents two D-1 futures:

… Want to know what the BCS will look like 10 years from now?

For the majority of college football fans, the perfect postseason would look something like this: The sport’s national champion would be crowned after three rounds of a thrilling eight-team playoff, which would fill stadiums from Atlanta to Dallas to Pasadena and captivate millions of television viewers. Notre Dame would no longer be given special consideration, and the expanded Big Ten, Pac-10 and Big East would stage conference championship games — creating a truly level playing field for the first time.

Want to know what the BCS is really going to look like in 2018? (Warning: If you’re a college football fan clamoring for a playoff, close your eyes.)

It’s going to look exactly the same as it does today.

Recent interviews with conference commissioners, head coaches and other college football heavyweights revealed an overwhelming opinion that little or nothing will change in the way the sport determines its national champion between now and the 2018 season.

Personally, I think we’ll have playoffs by then. The squeaky wheel (in this case, the steady media drumbeat for a playoff will drown out those who either oppose a playoff or don’t care) will get the grease eventually.

Plus, I’m a pessimist. And this quote is a major downer:

Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville, who became one of the BCS’ biggest critics after his undefeated 2004 team was left out of the national championship game, said selling tickets for playoff games wouldn’t be a problem.

“I think what will happen is 75 percent of the tickets would be sold to corporate America, just like the Super Bowl,” Tuberville said.

Now that’s something for college football to aspire to. It may not be what we deserve, but it’s what we’ll see in the end – and we’ll be assured that it’s progress.

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