Georgia’s ten most memorable plays of 2007, #6

Georgia vs. Vanderbilt, October 13:

Georgia at 2:00 GA VAN
1st and 10 at GA 7 Knowshon Moreno rush for 3 yards to the Geo 10. 17 17
2nd and 7 at GA 10 Knowshon Moreno rush for 12 yards to the Geo 22 for a 1ST down.
1st and 10 at GA 22 Matthew Stafford pass complete to Tony Wilson for 27 yards, fumbled at the Geo 49, forced by Reshard Langford, recovered by Tony Wilson at the Geo 49 for a 1ST down, tackled by Reshard Langford.
1st and 10 at GA 49 Knowshon Moreno rush for 6 yards to the Vandy 45.
2nd and 4 at VAN 45 Timeout GEORGIA, clock 01:13.
2nd and 4 at VAN 45 Matthew Stafford pass complete to Tony Wilson for 5 yards to the Vandy 40 for a 1ST down.
1st and 10 at VAN 40 Knowshon Moreno rush for no gain to the Vandy 40.
2nd and 10 at VAN 40 Knowshon Moreno rush for 5 yards to the Vandy 35.
3rd and 5 at VAN 35 Timeout GEORGIA, clock 00:47.
3rd and 5 at VAN 35 Timeout VANDERBILT, clock 00:47.
3rd and 5 at VAN 35 Matthew Stafford pass complete to Tripp Chandler for 11 yards to the Vandy 24 for a 1ST down.
1st and 10 at VAN 24 Knowshon Moreno rush for 5 yards to the Vandy 19.
2nd and 5 at VAN 19 Timeout GEORGIA, clock 00:03.
2nd and 5 at VAN 19 Brandon Coutu 37 yard field goal GOOD. 20 17
2nd and 5 at VAN 19 End of 4th Quarter 20 17
2nd and 5 at VAN 19 End of 4th Quarter 20 17

It may have been the most surreal moment of the 2007 season: Brandon Coutu lining up for his first-ever game winning field goal (he’d missed the same opportunity against Alabama a few weeks before) to stop a unheard of six game losing skid to Georgia’s SEC East rivals and avoid back-to-back losses to Vanderbilt.

Not to mention that things were a little shaky on that last drive getting Coutu in place to be the hero.  Tony Wilson’s big catch at midfield was fumbled by the receiver, who had the good fortune of watching the ball bounce right back to him for the recovery.  From there, Georgia was able to drive the ball inside the Vandy 20 before running out of clock and leaving its chances in the hands… ok, foot of Coutu.

He got it done.

(photo courtesy Athens Banner-Herald)

We thought the kick was big because of the bullet that Georgia dodged.  Little did we realize at the time how much the season would change from that point.

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One response to “Georgia’s ten most memorable plays of 2007, #6

  1. dean

    When TW put that ball on the ground my heart sank. I breathed a (second) sigh of relief after the ball bounced back to him. It’s hard to believe we came that close to losing back to back games to Vanderbilt.

    You couldn’t be more right with your last sentence. I really thought we’d do well to win 2 out of our next 5 games after the way we had played the previous two. Oh how little did I know……