The CSS announcers called the game, with some guy I didn’t know doing play-by-play and former Alabama quarterback Tyler Watts and former Georgia quarterback Buck Belue giving color analysis.
Just a few thoughts:
–Before the season, Georgia observers compared freshman running back Todd Gurley to former Tide star Trent Richardson. It’s a fair comparison. Gurley certainly enjoys contact, just as Richardson did with Alabama.
–It’s amazing how Amari Cooper can catch a swing pass at about the line of scrimmage and wind up gaining about 10 yards.
–On McCarron’s 22-yard scramble near the end of the first half, he put a nice move on Georgia defensive back Bacarri Rambo.
–Right guard Anthony Steen, the least celebrated offensive line member, seemed to play awfully well on the downs in which I watched to see what he did. A couple of times, Eddie Lacy ran through huge holes Steen helped create.
–Is it me or has Lacy run harder and harder each week?
–T.J. Yeldon seems to have the same kind of vision for cutting back and finding a hole as Shaun Alexander did for Alabama in the 1990s.
–On the punt return that set up Alabama’s winning touchdown drive, Christion Jones fielded the ball after it had bounced and did it with one hand to his right side. That’s probably not how his coaches would like him to do it.
–The game took 3 hours, 42 minutes to complete. CSS took out most of those TV timeouts and managed to show it in fewer than three hours, not cutting a play.
–When Dee Milliner‘s interception on the last drive through replay, Alabama’s defense lost some gas. If the Tide had tipped away the ball and hadn’t come close to catching it, would Georgia have come close to the end zone as it did?
–Steve Spurrier is right when he says Georgia should’ve spiked the ball at the end when the Bulldogs got to the Tide 8 with 15 seconds left. Georgia coach Mark Richt said afterward the Bulldogs planned to throw to the back of the end zone, but there was nobody back there.
–After a second viewing, I feel the same way as I did the first time: This was one of the fiercest, best college football games I’ve seen.