If I’ve sat through an uglier series at Sanford Stadium than this one…
Appalachian State at 9:51 APP UGA 1st and 10 at APP 46 GEORGIA penalty 15 yard personal foul on Corey Moore accepted, no play. 6 14 1st and 10 at UGA 39 Kameron Bryant pass complete to Andrew Peacock for 4 yards to the Geo 35, tackled by Shaq Wiggins. 2nd and 6 at UGA 35 Marcus Cox rush for no gain to the Geo 35, tackled by Chris Mayes. 3rd and 6 at UGA 35 GEORGIA penalty 5 yard pass interference on Josh Harvey-Clemons accepted, no play. 1st and 10 at UGA 30 Marcus Cox rush for 8 yards to the Geo 22, tackled by Tray Matthews out-of-bounds. 2nd and 2 at UGA 22 GEORGIA penalty 2 yard pass interference accepted, no play. 1st and 10 at UGA 20 Kameron Bryant pass incomplete to Andrew Peacock. 2nd and 10 at UGA 20 Marcus Cox rush for 2 yards to the Geo 18, tackled by Leonard Floyd. 3rd and 8 at UGA 18 Timeout Georgia, clock 03:34. 3rd and 8 at UGA 18 APPALACHIAN ST penalty 5 yard false start on N/A accepted. 3rd and 13 at UGA 23 APPALACHIAN ST penalty 5 yard delay of game on Kameron Bryant accepted. 3rd and 18 at UGA 28 Kameron Bryant pass incomplete to Malachi Jones. 4th and 18 at UGA 28 Drew Stewart 46 yard field goal MISSED.
… I’m truly grateful that I have no recollection of it. There were almost as many penalties called (five) as there were plays run (seven). I’ve got no idea how close Moore was to committing targeting on the play, but I’d have tossed him on grounds of general stupidity, anyway – it was clear well before he hit the receiver that no catch would be made, and if there’s something a Georgia defender should have learned by now it’s that there is no good reason to give an SEC officiating crew an excuse to throw a targeting flag. It looked like there was contact on both pass interference penalties, both on short passes that wouldn’t have resulted in first downs. On the other side, Frick and Frack (ASU’s left and right tackles) seemed to have made a pre-game bet to see who could draw the most false start penalties and the delay of game call that followed afterwards fittingly resulted in pushing the field goal kicker out of range to wrap things up.
Not to mention the entire fiasco was kicked off with the worst fake punt call I think I’ve ever seen. I hope somebody pulled that sheet out of the Georgia playbook and unceremoniously burned it at halftime.
Don’t do that again, Dawgs. Seriously.