UGifA: Chubb Goes Beast Mode, Mason is Targeted, and the Best GIFs and Vines from UGA’s Win Over Arkansas
Fun story: a long time ago, longer than I care to admit, I wrote for the illustrious Red and Black – the student newspaper at UGA. I only wrote 4-5 columns during my sophomore year back when I was flirting with majoring in journalism. Now, the fun part of the story is this: here is an actual sentence I wrote in 2006 for the R&B, “I know we have Stafford, but I want to see Joe T start every game.”
That brings us back to this past week when Todd was suspended. I wrote an open letter to Greg McGarity that all of you wonderful people shared and shared and shared and shared. I wrote really dumb stuff for a major student newspaper but I’m not sure I’ve ever had anything read by that many people. That was due to you all. From the deepest of my feels places, I say ‘thanks.’
I wrote another thing, though, on the Twitter the day Todd got suspended. Remember that time I tweeted this….
Yeah… I’m gonna stick to open letters from now on.
On to the current foobawl!
BEFORE WE BEGIN: THIS LADY THO
There were very few pundits who didn’t expect UGA to have trouble in Little Rock. UGA had yet to establish any sort of passing threat, the Hogs had just played Bama to within a point, and no one really believed in UGA’s defense because of how terrible Maty Mauk played last week.
You really couldn’t blame them, either. UGA was coming off a big win, they were on the road, and had a desperately needed week off waiting for them. This was the classic recipe for a Trap Game, just like grandma used to make it.
The first drive of the game was an easy score for the Hawgs, and it looked like every UGA’s fears were about to be realized.
MIKE BOBO IS A GAWD AND NEVER SHOULD BE FIRED
Hutson Mason threw two long passes THAT WERE COMPLETE and then scored on a QB sneak.
This is an old tweet but it needed to find its way into this column.
The key thing about all this is that UGA, a typically run-first team, came out slanging because they saw a weakness they could exploit. Then UGA went out and ACTUALLY EXECUTED.
After that drive, you began to get the feeling that it was gonna be UGA’s day. Especially when…
A TARGETING CALL WENT UGA’S WAY IS THIS EVEN LEGAL
I mean, the ball had just left his hands and getting to hit the quarterback is like catnip to linebackers – they just can’t resist. In truth, this hit is legal IF Matthews hits Mason in the torso. But as you can see, you lead with the crown of the helmet and go high you’re gonna get thrown out every time.
Also, no one has less sympathy for Arkansas fans than UGA fans.
I HAD FORGOTTEN WHAT A ‘SCOOP n’ SCORE’ WAS CAN WE EVEN DO THAT
UGA’s defense actually looks like a defense. And not even just a defense. Like…a GOOD defense. Hence when the Hogs went for it on 4th down late in the 2nd Qtr this happened….
That’s Freshman DB Dominick Sanders btw. After the Carolina game, when you said, “UGA’s Secondary is gonna get better” your tone was probably tinged with sarcasm in that they basically couldn’t get any worse so they must get better.
After this game when you say “UGA’s Secondary is gonna get better” you have that ‘holy crap’ tone in your voice because these young guys getting after the ball could be a sight to see one of these days.
NICK CHUBB SAY ‘CHUBBYE!’ ON HIS WAY TO BEAST MODE STATUS
The kid is real good, y’all. Real, real good.
Chubb finished with 202 yards.
But then the focus was back on the REAL dynamic, playmaker at UGA…
DAMIAN SWANN GOIN FULL NFL OUT HERE Y’ALLLLLLLLLLLL
Two feet down. Pay that man, Amoral Most Popular Violent Sport in America.
The Dawgs went into the half up 38-6 and every elated UGA fan opened up another bottle of beer/bottle of wine/kiddie pool full of Everclear.
THE GIF THAT SUMS UP ARKANSAS’ FIRST HALF
In the second half, the Dawgs slept-walk through the entire Third Quarter. Allowing Arkansas to creep back into the doorway. Thanks in part to…
THE HIGHEST TOUCHDOWN PASS I HAVE EVER SEEN
This pass to Hunter Henry took 12 hours to fall down. In fact, it may have not even landed yet because I can’t find a GIF or a Vine of it.
But afterwards Henry, as is his right after catching something that literally fell from outer space, hit the ref in the face with the ball.
Arkansas then rallied to bring the score to 45-32. But, in the end, the 161 yards after contact for Nick Chubb (READ THAT AGAIN BECAUSE IT IS AMAZING) were too much for the Razorbacks. The game ended, meaning…
ARKANSAS HAS NOW LOST 16 STRAIGHT CONFERENCE GAMES
Hey Arkansas fans, make sure you drink respons….oh man….
Be safe out there, Hog fans. Literally everyone is glad they are not you.