It's been a good Saturday. After getting some laundry and regular housework done, I wrote some long overdue letters and then took the Cute Gremlins to the library. We were going to play at the park, but it started to storm outside, so we ended up going to an indoor playground instead. The weather cleared up briefly after supper at around 7, which gave us a perfect window to run around outside for a couple of minutes and then head inside to get the CGs baths and pjs on.
I turned on WSB 95.5 at 7:45 for the game kick-off. CG the Elder enjoyed hanging out, sprawled in the floor, building with legos as we listened to the first half. CG the Younger preferred to play with her dollhouse and Littlest Pet Shop toys.
No score in the first quarter. Missouri gets a field goal from the 28 yard line to get on the scoreboard. 3-0 with 12:07 left in the 2nd quarter. Georgia defense does a pretty good job of keeping Missouri from scoring, evening up the score 3-3, but then Missouri scores and the extra point is good, bringing it 10-3. With just 2 minutes left in the 2nd quarter, Georgia gets a touchdown and tries to tie it up a second time, but miss the field goal point.
At halftime the score is 10-9 Mizzou. The CGs get tucked into bed.
First couple of minutes into the 3rd quarter, Missouri completes a 69 yd pass for a touchdown and the extra point is good. Missouri leads 17-9 with 11:48 to go in the 3rd. I start pleading with the Dawgs to come back, even though I know they can't hear me through the radio.
OR CAN THEY?Because at 7:27 on the clock, Georgia completes a pass for a touchdown, goes for a two point conversion, and ties it up at 17-17! (I'm screaming and hollering with glee, but quietly because the CGs are asleep in the other room!!) Only, I don't have time to feel happy about the tie up, because Missouri attempts a field goal from the 25 and it's good. 2:39 left in the 3rd quarter, 20-17. The Bulldogs don't take this. They turn around and complete a triple set of passes for 73 combined yards, ending in a touchdown with less than a minute to go! Georgia has the lead 24-20 at the end of the 3rd!!! I contemplate ways to lower my blood pressure. It's getting a workout tonight! :)
It's the start of the 4th quarter. Georgia goes for a 41 yard field goal and it's good, pulling the lead up to 27-20. Missouri makes a 39 yard rush straight up the middle before my Dogs pull him down at the GA 36 yd line. A couple minutes later, Georgia makes a 44 yd rush for a 1st down. Attempted passes after that are incomplete as the clock ticks down to 8:31 left in the game. Missouri has the ball, Georgia intercepts and takes it down 21 yards to the 1 yard line!!! ARRRAAGGGHHH!! Into the end-zone, TOUCHDOWN! 34-20 with 7:33 left in the game!!!
At 7:15 the ball acts like it's been greased and flops all over the place, the Dogs get it and in less than a minute have another touchdown and extra point, bringing it to 41-20! They hold out with strong defense for the remaining 5 minutes and that's the game!!! 2nd win for my Dogs and first SEC win of the year! WOOOHHOOOOOOO!!!!
Georgia heads home victorious and will play Florida Atlantic next week.
I'm going to bed now, a happy Dawgs fan! :)
PS- Auburn played earlier this afternoon against Miss. St. and lost; 28-10 final. Sorry, Tigers fans. They just aren't off to a good start this season, having also lost last week to Clemson, 26-19. Oh, well. "War Eagle" anyway!