Coming off of two straight straight beatdowns by the Volunteers in 2006 and 2007, the Dawgs met Tenneesse in Athens last year after the failure that was the Blackout against Alabama. While Georgia was clearly the better team on the field, they could not seem to put the Vols away. Leading 23-14, the Dawgs took over at their own 13 yard line with 13:48 left on the clock. What followed was one of the best drives I have ever witnessed while watching Georgia football. Here is the play by play account:
1st and 10 at UGA 13
Moreno rush for 11 yards to the Geo 24 for a 1ST down.
1st and 10 at UGA 24
Chapas rush for 4 yards to the Geo 28.
2nd and 6 at UGA 28
Stafford pass complete to Green for 5 yards to the Geo 33.
3rd and 1 at UGA 33
Moreno rush for 3 yards to the Geo 36 for a 1ST down.
1st and 10 at UGA 36
Moreno rush for 1 yard to the Geo 37.
2nd and 9 at UGA 37
Stafford pass complete to Green for 14 yards to the Tenn 49 for a 1ST down.
1st and 10 at TENN 49
Moreno rush for 6 yards to the Tenn 43.
2nd and 4 at TENN 43
Moreno rush for 6 yards to the Tenn 37 for a 1ST down.
1st and 10 at TENN 37
King rush for 7 yards to the Tenn 30.
2nd and 3 at TENN 30
King rush for 7 yards to the Tenn 23 for a 1ST down.
1st and 10 at TENN 23
King rush for no gain to the Tenn 23.
2nd and 10 at TENN 23
King rush for 9 yards to the Tenn 14.
3rd and 1 at TENN 14
Stafford rush for 3 yards to the Tenn 11 for a 1ST down.
1st and 10 at TENN 11
Chapas rush for 6 yards to the Tenn 5.
2nd and 4 at TENN 5
King rush for no gain to the Tenn 5.
3rd and 4 at TENN 5
Moreno rush for a loss of 1 yard to the Tenn 6.
4th and 5 at TENN 6
Georgia penalty 5 yard delay of game accepted.
4th and 10 at TENN 11
Walsh 28 yard field goal GOOD.
DRIVE TOTALS: 17 plays 76 yards, 10:59
This drive was old school SEC football. The Georgia line chewed the Tennessee line apart as the Dawgs ran 15 running plays. The longest gain on the drive was 15 yards on a pass to AJ Green. The Dawgs were 2 for 3 on 3rd down and while they failed to get a touchdown, by running nearly 11 minutes off the clock they essentially put Tennessee away. While it may not have been flashy and most of the plays were not included in the highlight reel, this drive was about as good as it gets.
What I wouldn't give to see another drive like this on Saturday.