Georgia was already favored by 31 points against Tennessee, and then the Bulldogs got some help when a very strange break went their way Saturday.
Tennessee forced a fumble on quarterback Jake Fromm on third-and-9 in the first quarter. But tight end Isaac Nauta turned what could have been a disastrous play into a positive one, picking the ball up and rumbling a 31-yard touchdown. The play gave the Bulldogs a 7-0 lead the game.
Touchdown of the year. pic.twitter.com/hYmBmuNJis
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) September 29, 2018
The radio call by Georgia announcer Scott Howard was pretty great as well.
TRASH PICKUP FOR 6️⃣
— IMG Audio (@IMGAudio) September 29, 2018
It was Nauta’s first rushing touchdown of his college career and his second touchdown overall this season.
Here are some of the best reactions to the play from around Twitter.
That’s one way to get the tight ends involved huh?
— Anthony Dasher (@AnthonyDasher1) September 29, 2018
That's just a well-designed draw play. https://t.co/ObjDng6Wj3
— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) September 29, 2018
I've covered this team for five games (no longer eligible for a redshirt, FWIW) and Tennessee is constantly showing me things I never thought possible.
— David Ubben (@davidubben) September 29, 2018
In Tennessee’s defense, you can’t prepare for that play.
— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) September 29, 2018
The play design there for Nauta to score was next-level stuff.
— Los Medina (@FrontOfficeLos) September 29, 2018