Explosive long balls for the Dawgs
In the third quarter, with Georgia up two touchdowns and sitting close to midfield, offensive coordinator Todd Monken dialed up a shot play.
Ladd McConkey ran a beautiful route and Stetson Bennett found him streaking down the middle of the field for a Dawgs touchdown that effectively put the game away.
In their jubilation, Georgia fans may not have immediately hearkened back to the Dawgs’ last visit to The Plains, but the Bennett-to-McConkey strike looked awfully familiar to a big play from the 2019 game.
In 2019, the deep strike came in the first quarter of a 0-0 game. Once again at midfield, Georgia took a shot, and Jake Fromm hit Dominick Blaylock for the opening score of the game, quickly quieting the crowd at Jordan-Hare.
Dawg fans should be excited that Monken isn’t afraid to do this and trusts Bennett to make those plays with a redshirt freshman running the route. Georgia has a lot of trust in their team and it’s showing on the field because even with the likes of George Pickens, Blaylock and others out with injuries, those explosive plays can still happen.
The similarity between the two plays was uncanny, and both will be looked upon fondly by Dawg fans for years to come.