I’ve got a particularly soft spot in my heart for this game. It was the inspiration for my first post here at GTP. I don’t believe that I could summarize the win any better now than I did then, so I’ll just direct you there to start with.
And here’s the audio-visual aid for the game winner (posted before, but it never gets old, does it?):
I remember wondering after the two point conversion how many of the folks in the stands cheering MoMass’ heroics were the same assholes booing him during the Mississippi State game earlier in the year.
And while we’re on the subject of receivers who came up big in the clutch, here are Calvin Johnson’s stats for the game: 2 catches, 13 yards, 0 touchdowns. It turned out to be the capper on CJ’s less than fanstastic career showing against the Dawgs. He joins Emmitt Smith on the list of Greatest College Players to Disappear Against Georgia (although at least Emmitt had the injury bug as an excuse in part; Calvin just had Reggie Ball and Chan Gailey as his crosses to bear).
Speaking of Reggie, one can’t help but take note of his stats on the day. As a passer, he went 6 of 22 for 42 yards (1.9 ypc, if you’re counting), with 0 TDs and 2 interceptions. That’s good for a passer rating of 25.13, which is off the charts awful. Oh yeah, running the ball, “Dog” managed to lose 11 yards on ten carries. A freshman performing like that would have been a major embarrassment. Coming from a four-year starter, it’s mind boggling. As my brother, the Tech fan, said leaving the stadium that day, Reggie should have been honored at Georgia’s Senior Day. It’s doubtful we’ll see his like again, that’s for sure.