This was all kinds of awesome.
There really wasn’t much doubt about which team was tougher Saturday. Although I suspect Aaron Murray was secretly relieved the play was blown dead before he actually tried to block the South Carolina linebacker.
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Question, are the South Carolina students and Columbia businesses going to repay the favor and sponsor Gurley’s Heisman hype/promotion for ESPN (thanks Georgia Theater!)
Is the Red and Black going to follow up the WLOCP with another Gator ad?
Twist, Carolina has already decided that Mike Davis is better than Gurley.
Of course they did. Good for them.
I’ll take Gurley, Marshall and Douglas any day, but Davis does look like a good back.
I call B.S. Murray was gonna lay him out and was looking forward to it ;)
After watching and re-watching Murray’s first pass completion, which he tossed while shaking off Clowney with his left arm–and without losing his balance–yeah, I’d put my money on him against that LB.
murray looked into clowney’s eyes before that snap … and saw fear
Yeah, so Murray threw the ball perfectly. LOL
“…..who instinctively reached up and tried to get a piece of Gurley and instead got a handful of face mask.” WTF! Instincts my hind end. That is some major spin right there. He swung Gurley in a 360 and held on long enough to snatch his head gear off his head. He should sit out a half.
Speaking of tougher, here’s two GIF views of the first carry by Douglas:
#12 had much better luck in breaking up the fight between the defensive coaches than he did with Douglas
Our offense was tougher, our defense, meh.
I had the same impression until I realized we held them to a TD and a great goal line stand. Maybe they can grow some as a unit in 3 weeks before LSU gets to town.
As tough as the schedule is, I really like an off week and a cupcake to prepare for LSU. And the bye before UF is always welcome.
except they only gave up 1 score in the second half and big time goalline stand to set up the epic 8minute drive starting at your own 1 to ice the game. Yeah they sucked.
Did you leave at halftime?
Not to mention that one of the TDs they gave up was after the muffed punt snap that gave the Gamecocks the ball deep in Georgia territory. Granted they didn’t make SC work very hard to score there but still that was gift wrapped points for SC. In addition that mishandled punt snap and quick score left time on the clock at the end of the half for SC to drive for the TD that tied the game. If we get off an average punt there instead and at least make Carolina use some clock to drive down and score there likely would not have been time to score at the end of the half to tie the game.
I only saw one defense come up with a goal line stand Saturday.
Apparently freshmen are supposed to become perfect after 1 game…
Seriously, we all know the D was going to give up pts, but they are starting to come together…ie the goal line stand,
Someone mentioned last week that the ‘defense kept them in the game.’ I thought that was appropriate for all phases against Clemson…but what was missing was those types of plays that win the game against good teams. Both units managed when they needed to and made the type of big plays needed to win a tight contest. The goal line stand was big…but to me, the biggest play of the game on D was Herrera sticking with the play and forcing Shaw to fumble. The wind had been sucked out of the stadium a bit…b/w the quick 14 point swing, the TD to end the half, and then the 3 and out to start the 3Q…if Carolina had scored first in the 2nd half, it could have been a completely different game.
Anyone know where I can video of final drive? That’s like Dawg Porn you shot at home…
Thats what DVR’s are for. I’ve watched that drive three times already.
Me too…my other favorite (schadenfreude alert) is a cutaway crowd shot of Clowney’s mother after Hyphens’ blazing run…she is clearly saying
“I can’t believe that SH*T”
THE BEST! Mama didn’t have time for that $h*t.
YES! I loved that!!
To be fair, I couldn’t believe my own eyes. If we’d have heard a giant, collective, 93,000-strong chorus of “Ho. Lee. Sh*t,” I wouldn’t have been surprised.
The defense is young and inexperienced. That doesn’t mean they’re not tough. Give them some time.
The offense, now, looked like the Wehrmacht going through France.
Wehrmacht. I like that term for our offense. Too bad we couldnt actually use that publicly lest we be called racist or something.
I think SOD is using that handle in Dallas.
Every time he sees the Greatest Owner of All Time, SOD says, “Die Wehrmacht kommt!”
So, was dude out for the game, a half or what?
I have no idea what the rule is now.
No, the Nazis screwed it up for everyone. The black SS uniforms were the best looking military uniforms ever worn, but they ruined that look for everyone too. Inconsiderate genocidal bastards.
And God forbid, our Scout Snipers get caught using the SS or they get UCMJ’d.
Murray can’t block in the big game.
Bobo lost his crayon!
Reminds me of a Florida game in the early 80’s where our DE (Gilbert?) lost his helmet on a play and continued chasing the UF QB (Peace?) around the field. I always loved those Dooley teams kicking Florida’s ass.
Gurley is a grown man.
Douglas is another. He stepped into that 1st would be tackler and became the hammer not the nail.
My first thought when I saw Gurley turn upfield without his helmet was that he was going to get flagged for a penalty. Admittedly, I’m picking nits here, but doesn’t the rule say that it is illegal for a player to continue the play after his helmet come off? I’m obviously not criticizing Gurley here. I’m just amazed that the zebras may have missed a chance to throw a ridiculous flag on Georgia. That doesn’t happen very often.
i had the same thought as the play was unfolding but i think the same exception applies as the “sit out one play if the helmet comes off” rule: if it gets taken off via the defensive player’s penalty, the offensive player won’t be penalized.
but if there were more defensive players on the right side of the field and he continued running straight at them, who’s to say what would’ve been called..
The rule is that if the ball carrier’s helmet comes off, the play is immediately whistled dead.
I found this passage from a story about the rule change before last season. I was right about a possible penalty on a player who continues the play after his helmet comes off, but that does not apply to the ball carrier.
“If a player who is not the ball carrier loses his helmet, he must stop playing. He cannot make a tackle, continue blocking or running a route, for example. If he continues prolonged participation without a helmet, he will be whistled for a 15-yard penalty.”
Gurley acted on instinct, and then put on the brakes when he realized that the play was dead. Would’ve been worth flagging had he headed all the way to the end zone and spiked the ball, or something. (Though you are right that it would be Very Georgia for Gurley to get flagged for not immediately stopping his movement.)
Basically, the player would need to hit someone else or piss around long enough to warrant a delay of game penalty.
Balance. I went all the way through these (very good and entertaining) comments and expected someone to talk about what balance Gurley has in addition to his other gifts. I want TG in a game of Dizzy Bat, because you can obviously spin him ’round and ’round and he won’t fall down.
I submit that there are many NFL teams thinking about how to get him on their roster 2 years.
I would draft him first this year just so my team had the rights to him when he comes out early.
Someone mentioned this yesterday, but my favorite series was early in the game when TG ran the ball right several times.
SC#15 jumped in his face, jawing and posing. Gurley proceeded to run over him twice, and treated him to a thunderous stiff-arm.
Didn’t realize it was the same guy, but that stiff arm totally emasculated the defender. It was a thing of beauty.
It was a wondrous day…Gurley’s balance…the offense’s balance…Murray’s balance…the fourth-down stop on the goal line…the looong drive after the goal line stop…the SC coaches fighting each other (‘but at least they cared’)…Quayvon (Go Blackshear!)…Douglas’ bruising run…but the best was pulling a fast one on the Ol’ Ball Coach…PRICELESS!
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