Elite special teams play continues to play a pivotal role in Georgia football’s 7-0 start
Down 24-7 in the third quarter, Kentucky lined up for a chip shot, 33-yard field goal attempt to cut Georgia’s lead to 14 and make it a two-score ballgame.
It seemed routine enough, the type of play where you might hop off the couch to refill your glass or grab some chips n’ dip.
Kentucky kicker Matt Ruffolo hadn’t missed a field goal attempt all season and he’d never missed one in his career from 30-39 yards. Automatic, right?
No, not automatic at all. Jordan Davis and Devonte Wyatt had different designs on how the kick would play out. They slipped through the Wildcats’ field goal protection and, seemingly with locked hands, blocked the kick to keep Kentucky off of the scoreboard.
For the second straight game against a Top 15 opponent, one of Georgia football’s special teams unit blocked a kick.
And if that’s where the story ended, it’d be takeaway worthy, but the block party was just getting started.
After Kentucky scored a meaningless touchdown with :04 left in the game, they lined up again for a seemingly innocuous extra point attempt.
Haven’t we learned by now? If big No. 99 Jordan Davis is on the field, electricity ensues so you best not avert your eyes. Sure enough, the big fella caught lightning in a bottle again, shimmying through the line sending the kick astray.