Georgia vs. Florida, October 27:
|Florida at 14:48||GA||FLA|
|1st and 10 at FLA 31||Percy Harvin rush for 5 yards to the Fla 36.||28||24|
|2nd and 5 at FLA 36||Percy Harvin rush for 21 yards to the Geo 43 for a 1ST down.|
|1st and 10 at GA 43||Brandon James rush for 10 yards to the Geo 33 for a 1ST down.|
|1st and 10 at GA 33||Tim Tebow pass incomplete to Percy Harvin.|
|2nd and 10 at GA 33||Andre Caldwell rush for a loss of 2 yards to the Geo 35.|
|3rd and 12 at GA 35||Tim Tebow pass complete to Andre Caldwell for 10 yards to the Geo 25.|
|4th and 2 at GA 25||Andre Caldwell rush for a loss of 3 yards to the Geo 28.|
While there were a lot of plays by the defense that I enjoyed watching last year, this one’s my favorite.
(Start at the :30 mark)
When’s the last time you saw panicky play calling by Florida in a WLOCP game? The Gators were down by four, the ball’s on the Georgia 25 and it’s early in the fourth quarter. What would have been wrong with a field goal in that spot?
Then, to add to it, instead of leaving the ball in Superman’s hands – oh, I forgot, he was hurt – Meyer chooses that precise moment to try a little trickeration. Georgia’s defense proceeded to give a primer on how to defend the spread option: penetrate, block the pitch lanes, screw with the option (the play was designed to be a reverse to Harvin). End result? A three yard loss, the ball turned over on downs and a headset tossed away in disgust. It may not have been quite Spurrier-esque, but I’ll take it.
As my somewhat drunken friend said after the Georgia crowd quieted down in the glorious aftermath, “they sure blowed that play up”.