Ole Miss are SEC Champs thanks to Tough "D" against UGA

Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by Hellisan, May 2, 2012.

  1. Hellisan

    Hellisan Schemin 'em up

    Feb 10, 2009
    Ole Miss used tough defense and sporadic output on offense (especially after turnovers) to win the SEC Championship 38-3. Georgia had the ball first, and were moving well on offense but settled for a field goal. They stopped us on a power hit in the backfield 3rd down "FINISH HIM" style that forced a punt and got the ball back. Moving into field goal range before being stopped, they missed the field goal, which may have been a bad omen and lost them some momentum.

    After a failed screen pass attempt and an incompletion, Ole Miss was forced to punt again. However, James Hodge got picked off by Brock Strong, one of 4 INT thrown on the day by the senior. Strong returned the ball to the 12 yard line, where Geno Ward threw a quick pass to Matt Hall for 10 yards, and Hall powered in from 2 yards out to put the Rebs up 7-3. To be up 7-3 despite feeling like you were dominated to start the game was a good feeling.

    The bad feelings for the Bulldogs were compounded when Hodge threw another pick two plays later into the hands of FS Lundy, who returned it 49 yards, eluding multiple defenders, for a 14-3 lead.

    Lundy intercepted his second pass of the game in the end zone after a lengthy drive, which sort of broke the will of the Bulldogs a bit. We got back down the field in just a few moments thanks to passes of 12, 34, and 29 yards, setting up a short touchdown run from Hall that put us up 21-3.

    Brock Strong got back into the action again on the next drive, intercepting a pass near midfield. The height and athletiicsm of our safeties clearly played a role in a game where UGA was aggressively attacking the deep middle. Halfback Dan Bailey broke loose for a 34-yard gain which set up a 7-yard TD run by Hall two plays later around the end. It was 28-3 at halftime and the Bulldogs just weren't showing much fight.

    After we punted to open the second half, we forced a punt in response and embarked upon another good drive to put the game away, mixing four pass completions with 6 runs and resulting in a 2-yard TD run by Hall. Hall was stopped for the majority of the game by the incredible MLB and company from Georgia, but did break free for an impressive 55-yard scamper late in the game that put him above 120 yards, and his 4 TD runs cemented player of the game honors.

    Despite the TV crew giving the award to Hall, we handed game balls to Lundy and Strong, our two safety stalwarts.

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    Last edited: May 2, 2012

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