November 24, Georgia at Georgia Tech
|Georgia at 13:26||GA||GT|
|1st and 10 at GA 29||Thomas Brown rush for a loss of 5 yards to the Geo 24.||23||17|
|2nd and 15 at GA 24||Thomas Brown rush for 33 yards to the GTech 43 out-of-bounds for a 1ST down.|
|1st and 10 at GT 43||Knowshon Moreno rush for 2 yards to the GTech 41.|
|2nd and 8 at GT 41||Knowshon Moreno rush for 10 yards to the GTech 31 for a 1ST down.|
|1st and 10 at GT 31||Knowshon Moreno rush for a loss of 1 yard to the GTech 32.|
|2nd and 11 at GT 32||Thomas Brown rush for 32 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.||29||17|
There were a lot of crazy plays in this game – fumbles, balls bouncing off helmets, Stafford doing his best George Godsey impression on a TD run – but the play that sticks out in my mind was blissfully straightforward.
In an era of read options, spread options, five wides and other frou-frou on offense, it’s immensely satisfying to watch a perfectly blocked simple toss sweep to the right develop exactly like it’s drawn up. Everybody blocks their man (especially Southerland) and nobody lays a finger on Thomas Brown. That’s the play that wrapped the game up and sent the message to every Jacket: there’s a reason it’s seven in a row.
Oh yeah, I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating. Stacey Searels is ‘da man.