Football Study Hall‘s Charting Project bears fruit with this post about big plays on offense in 2012-3. There are lots of tasty statistical goodies tucked in there about calls and formations, but one thing in particular I wanted to point out is… well, if you’re going to talk about big plays, which FSH defines as plays that gained 40+ yards, you’re gonna be talking about Georgia, and sure enough, there’s a clip of Georgia’s longest gain from scrimmage of the season.
Yes, that was a great call at the perfect time, and it was fun watching Conley take it to the house. But what really seals the deal for me on that play is Kenarious Gates hustling ten yards past the line of scrimmage to lay one helluva block on a Nebraska safety (!), leaving the middle of the field about as wide open as you’ll ever see. I’m hard-pressed to think of a better effort from a Georgia offensive lineman last season. Honestly, that might have been my favorite play of the year.