In a night filled with inexplicable happenings – I still can’t figure out what in the hell the officials were up to with the GSU muffed punt – the overtime period topped it all.
First, Southern decides to take the ball out of the hands of its most effective player by running the wildcat. Twice. (When you’re running the triple option already, what’s the point?) It was as if the Eagles’ offensive coordinator looked across the field at Brian Schottenheimer and said, “You think you make dumb ass playcalls? Buddy, you ain’t seen real dumb ass.”
Then came this.
On a night when it seemed like the offensive line couldn’t block its way out of a paper bag, everyone on the line made their blocks. Hunter Long, who’d been used and abused all night, not only got his block down on the line, but managed to throw another one downfield that sprung Michel for the score. Stunning, really.
And a welcome relief, because I was not looking forward to Mark Richt having to play another game of Marshall Morgan roulette.