The torch has been passed, I’m afraid.
(h/t The Wizard of Odds)
January 1, 2008, Georgia vs. Hawaii (Sugar Bowl)
|Hawaii at 9:48||HAW||GA|
|1st and 10 at HAW 4||Colt Brennan pass complete to Kealoha Pilares for 3 yards to the Hawa 7.||3||24|
|2nd and 7 at HAW 7||Colt Brennan pass incomplete to Davone Bess.|
|3rd and 7 at HAW 7||Colt Brennan pass complete to C.J. Hawthorne for 7 yards to the Hawa 14 for a 1ST down.|
|1st and 10 at HAW 14||Colt Brennan pass incomplete to Ryan Grice-Mullen.|
|2nd and 10 at HAW 14||Colt Brennan pass incomplete to Jason Rivers.|
|3rd and 10 at HAW 14||Marcus Howard recovery of fumble in end zone for a TOUCHDOWN.||3||30|
Sure, it was the cherry on top of the sundae, as Georgia was cruising to an easy win over an outmanned Hawai’i squad, but Marcus Howard’s sack and fumble recovery for a TD was the exclamation point to the finest game of his collegiate career.
The speed and Howard’s ferocity in getting to Colt Brennan – again! – illustrate what a worthy contributor Marcus became to the legacy of pass rushing prowess of Georgia defensive ends in the Richt era. Stiffs don’t wind up leading the SEC in total sacks.
Here’s the play, along with some rather incoherent commentary, for your viewing pleasure: