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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2 responses to “Georgia’s ten most memorable plays of 2007, #10

  1. Hobnail_Boot

    So Senator, is this really a ‘most important plays’ list? That was a really big play but honestly it barely even registers for me on the ‘memorable’ meter.

    Curious to see if I’m in the minority on this one & looking forward to the rest of your list.

  2. dean

    The thing I remember about this play was right before it happened I said to my buddy ” It would be nice to block this one. We use to block punts all the time when Richt first got here…..” then the snap.