Georgia vs. Vanderbilt, October 13:
|Vanderbilt at 5:55||GA||VAN|
|1st and 10 at VAN 25||Mackenzi Adams pass complete to George Smith for 39 yards to the Geo 36 for a 1ST down.||17||17|
|1st and 10 at GA 36||Jeff Jennings rush for 3 yards to the Geo 33.|
|2nd and 7 at GA 33||Mackenzi Adams rush for 9 yards to the Geo 24 for a 1ST down.|
|1st and 10 at GA 24||Mackenzi Adams rush for a loss of 3 yards to the Geo 27.|
|2nd and 13 at GA 27||Georgia penalty 5 yard substitution infraction accepted.|
|2nd and 8 at GA 22||Alex Washington rush for 4 yards to the Geo 18.|
|3rd and 4 at GA 18||Jackson Garrison rush for 11 yards, fumbled at the Geo 7, forced by Roderick Battle, recovered by Dannell Ellerbe at the Geo 7.|
First off, yes, the ESPN play-by-play is not accurate. As you watch the replay (start at the 5:55 mark),
… you’ll see that the back first gets popped by Rashad Jones on the arm carrying the ball, Darryl Gamble sticks his hand in, knocks the ball free and Battle brings the back down as he loses the ball.
That being aside, what I remember most is letting a huge breath escape from my chest when the defense made this play. The thought of experiencing back to back losses to Vandy is not something I wanted to contemplate.
And you wonder what we in the Dawgnation would be thinking of Richt and the program today if this play had never happened and the Commodores had gone on to score. On that level, you could say this was the biggest play of the season.