Thursday, October 27, 2011

I Gave Up….You Did Too


Those words from Dawg legend Larry Munson perfectly described the moment before Buck Belue scrambled out of trouble to find Lindsey Scott open at the 25 yard line.

Third and twelve on the eight, less than two minutes left in the game, trailing 21 to 19, a perfect season hanging on a prayer. Belue dropped back into his own endzone, rolled to his right, stepped up and released the ball at the five.

The next 75 yards were a blur that will last a lifetime.

The play still resonates in the hearts of fans 31 years later. For Dawg fans it is the greatest play in UGA football history, the one identifying moment that will forever be looked at as responsible for winning the national championship that season. For Gator fans, it was just another stake in the heart during an era that was dominated by the Dawgs.

Many of those involved take a look back at “The Play.”

As coach Russell said….”That was something else.”

Video courtesy of Mike Moss, producer of 1980 Dawgs.

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