Georgia’s ten most memorable plays of 2007, #9

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:

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5 responses to “Georgia’s ten most memorable plays of 2007, #9

  1. Ally

    That was mine too – just a little further up my list. Thanks for the play-by-play too; brings back great memories :-)

  2. WHAA?

    I really don’t see how this one is all the way back at #9.

    I guess the fact that the game was already put away long before that could be your reason…

    But still, this play finds itself in every 2007 recap just because of the pure damage done to Brennan on that hit.

  3. Hey to Goober

    I actually cringed when Howard laid that lick on Brennan. This was the point when I began to feel a little guilty about my excitement over the ass-whipping.

    For some reason, the scene from Braveheart when William Wallace was being eviscerated came to mind. I could identify with those in the bloodthirsty crowd who started chanting “mercy, mercy.”

    I got over it, though …

    Woof!

  4. Xon

    Mercy is for the Poinsettia Bowl, which is where Hawaii should have gone.

    When a man confronts you, he is the enemy. The enemy deserves no mercy. Cobra Kai!

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