Monday, December 28, 2009

2009 Independence Bowl SOC: 3rd Quarter

3rd Quarter 14-7 Georgia

LIVE (barely) from Shreveport, LA, it’s the second half of the Advocare V100 Independence Bowl!

1st half stats: Total Yds 260-99 TAMU, yuck. Well, Georgia did block 2 kicks, return a kickoff for a TD and had a 2 yard TD drive. So there. That sums it up.

TAMU 1st and 10 from own 27

Jerrod Johnson had a nice half, ahem, a NICE half. Just over 200 passing yds, 1 TD, 0 INT. TAMU RB gets horse collared, but isn’t tackled, spins around for 8 more yds. Odd play. Then 12 yards on a middle screen. Nice opening drive as TAMU is already down to the UGA 33. I will say this: he is indeed, one slippery Johnson. Ox is locks! Nice play on 3rd and 10 and they run it in from 14 yards out on the next play. PAT good. Tied 14-14
Really nice drive by the Aggies coming out of the half. They did whatever they wanted there. Ron Franklin likes his ballgames “good and tight”. Hmmm. Fair enough.

Kickoff is fair caught…?
UGA 1st and 10 from own 29, Tied 14-14

9/16 73 yards 1 INT – Joe Cox, Joe Cox. Georgia suddenly looks completely uninterested in this game. They must have bitches or warcraft waiting back in the hotel. Right as I say that they run a 40 yard screen play. I fold. 4th and 3 now from the Aggie 32. 49 yard FG attempt…..he….eeeeee….squeezes one off. [That means it’s good] 17-14 UGA.
How did I just realize that the QB matchup is Cox versus Johnson!?!?! Wow, that’s my bad.

TAMU 1st and 10 from own 34, 17-14 UGA

Johnson comes out hard for this series. He’s been the best player on the field. Cox has really shrunk under the pressure. Anyone? Johnson goes long, incomplete, but offsides on UGA. 3rd and 5. TAMU receiver can’t handle the Johnson delivery. Hehe. Punt formation, and it’s over his head. Aggie special teams have handed this game to Georgia.

UGA 1st and 10 on the Aggie 24, 17-14 UGA

Georgia receiver is awarded a reception even though he didn’t catch the ball. Not sure that’s in the rules. Now they review it. Huzzah. No way this call is upheld. I’ll bet 1 American dollar. And….it’s not a catch. Suck it. I was right. Joe Cox has thrown about 20 passes and 3 good ones. One of those went directly to TAMU. Good lord. The Aggie safely anticipates the Cox duck, but it fluttered high for a 24 TD pass. 24-14 Georgia.

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Aggie 1st and 10 at their own 23, 24-14 UGA

TAMU has completely dominated this game statistically, but their special teams are even worse than Joe Cox. Total yards are 320-160. A few plays later A&M is already down to the Bulldog 23. 4th and 1 and they’ll go for it from the 23. Shotgun? And it’s an interception. That’s a very strange call.

UGA 1st and 10 at their own 25, 4:55 left 3rd Qtr, 24-14 Georgia

I’d look for UGA to try to run some clock here and Ed Cunningham agrees with me. Joe Cox. Joe Cox. Huge run on a counter play for Georgia and the clock keeps ticking. Discussion point: Is Terrelle Pryor a better throwing QB than Joe Cox? It’s close, but I say yes. If it wasn’t already official, it is now, Joe Cox: bad player. TAMU holds nicely and PUNT

Texas A&M 1st and 10 at own 20, 24-14 Georgia

They keep throwing stats on the screen and TAMU dominates them all. Has to be depressing to be an Aggie fan watching this game. Blatant facemask. Even the frumpy, albino referee sees it. Fuck it, I’m going deep! Underthrown, picked off and a yooge return back to the Aggie 27. If Georgia punches it in from here, ball game over.

1st and 10 UGA at Aggie 27, 24-14 Georgia
Despite Cox’s best efforts to thrown behind AJ Green he catches it. Everyone holds up 4 fingers and I hold up 1.

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