Almost lost yesterday amidst the putrifaction of the special teams play and the continued slide of what was once a very good rushing defense was this gem:
Georgia at 3:55 GA UK 1st and 10 at GA 15 Matthew Stafford pass complete to Mohamed Massaquoi for 78 yards to the Kent 7 for a 1ST down. 35 38
When I do my post season list of best plays of the year, rest assured this one will be at the top, barring even more drama in the remaining three games. (Rest assured that Green’s catch will be right up there, too.)
Everything about that play was wonderful. The call, the decision to go back to the guy who’s been the rock on offense all year, but who had shockingly fumbled the ball to Kentucky the last two times he’d touched it. The throw from Stafford, who put the ball where it needed to be. The downfield blocking from Durham. And, of course, the timing and the drama of the play – Georgia down by three on its own 15 yard line with under four minutes to go in the game.
But most of all, the grit and determination of Massaquoi, whose solid year has been somewhat overshadowed by Green’s emergence, along with the expected attention paid to Stafford and Moreno. You know what had to be going through his mind as he caught the ball, broke a tackle and took off. Green’s catch on the winning score was jaw dropping, but who knows if he gets the chance without MoMass’ heroics?