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2006 UGA Game

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Highflyer, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Hey Buff fans,

    Remember when our 0-3 Buffs traveled to Georgia and damn near Beat the Bulldogs in their house? Well, I remember really well, in fact I remember all the grumbling in Athens by the Dawg fans about how bad they played, almost letting a much more inferior team come into to their house and win. Walking around campus after the game I got a bunch of congratulatory slaps on the back and atta boys, but the Dawg fans were ripping everyone, coaches, players, stadium attendants, you name it. That Georgia Team was really young and had it's up and downs through the year but still ended up 9-4 with victories over 3 ranked teams.

    Just a little food for thought. Our season did not end last Saturday afternoon.

    Go Buffs!!
     
  2. Rraalph 3000

    Rraalph 3000 Well-Known Member

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    I remember that game vividly and I still can't believe we lost that thing. It almost mirrored the EWU game with us coffing up a few turnovers at the end of the 4th quarter to lose. But great food for thought. I'm in complete agreement that this young team will learn a lot from the EWU game and could easily go out and shock a lot of people with some big wins along the way this year!
     
  3. 92Buff

    92Buff Well-Known Member

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    Have been thinking about that game all week. It was great after an 0-3 start with little offense to speak of to go into that HUGE stadium and hear nothing but silence for 3 and a half quarters. Hell, we were 27 point underdogs (or more).

    As I stated on another site earlier, anything is possible...and after experiencing that game firsthand, I really believe we are going to see a great game from our Buffs come next Thursday.
     
  4. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    I think about that game often... I always imagine how it would have turned out had Hawk taken a safety at the end, then let Crosby boot it - rather than punting from the back of the endzone :/
     
  5. phatmack

    phatmack Active Member

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    I'm going to show my football ignorance here by asking this question, but is that why they call it a safety?! So that you can be "safe" by getting to kick off but you give the opponent 2pts in the process? I mean it kind of makes sense but only time I've ever seen safeties are when the punter misses the snap out the back of the endzone or the QB gets sacked (or makes a dumb play).

    There are actually times when someone would CHOSE to do this? :confused: Interesting.
     
  6. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    Yea - it was what... 13 - 7 with about 1 and 1/2 minutes left?? Buffs were up, but pinned near their endzone.

    A safety wouldn't have changed GA's goal. Let the punter run out the back of the endzone.

    Instead, Hawk punts and the dogs got the ball at our 43. The rest is as they say, history
     
  7. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    I remember I was in a Saturday class that day and ladyblaise kept texting me updates. You remember that lb?:smile:
     
  8. manley1104

    manley1104 New Member

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    I hate that game, and when you think about it taking the safety was not only the smart move but the obvious move. Even after the safety a FG for Georgia makes no difference, so it comes down to punting from the back of the endzone or the 20....easy decision.

    On the bright side our talent was way down that year and we could still play with anyone.
     
  9. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    I will never forget this old guy coming up to congratulate me on a good game and sez,"I have been a season ticket holder for 48 years and I can count the number of teams on one hand that have physically dominated us they way you guys did today".

    I still have a piece of the hedge. What a cool stadium.
     
  10. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Safeties sometimes also occur when a team is pinned at its own one yard line and the running back is tackled in his own endzone (see Sunday´s Colts/Bears game, don´t know if you watch the NFL) or when they try to pass it out of the endzone and the QB is sacked, although you rarely see teams passing out of their endzone because it´s obviously very, very risky.

    Intentional safeties are rare, but they do happen.

    Here are some quick examples of intentional safeties from Wiki

     
  11. SBG

    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    In CFB you can also use a tee to kickoff after a safety. Ouch.

    43% of his KOs went through the endzone. :wow: Bad choice by Hawk.

    Our D was also very, very solid that year. Their stats weren't the greatest, but that was mainly because they were on the field for seemingly the entire game. I wonder if they would have at least won 5 games that year had they not lost at UGA.
     

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