So Kirby Smart is going to have to teach the entire team how to celebrate a touchdown after what sophomore wide receiver Jeremiah Holloman did.
Holloman made an incredible touchdown catch and run to give Georgia a 33-14 lead in the third quarter. But it was almost for not, as Holloman appeared to drop the ball rather close to the goal line.
JJ for six. pic.twitter.com/YuF0g4YL5x
— Joe Vitale (@UGAWire) September 22, 2018
Needless to say, DawgNation and the national media had a heart attack, even though the officials ultimately could not overturn the play.
STOP 👏🏻 DROPPING 👏🏻 THE 👏🏻 BALL 👏🏻 IN 👏🏻 THE 👏🏻 ENDZONE 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Abby Jessen (@abbyjessen) September 22, 2018
Holloman gets the TD because ESPN didn't have a camera right down the goal line and didn't have an angle to overturn the call. Still a dumb play that almost overshadowed an incredible one.
— Matt Hinton (@MattRHinton) September 22, 2018
I think Hollimon barely got in but Kirby is going to start shooting dudes to the moon.
Second time this year for the Dawgs
— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) September 22, 2018
So Kirby Smart is gonna have something to talk about regarding celebrating to soon, again.
— Connor Riley (@Kconnorriley) September 22, 2018
Kirby Smart can’t get his players to stop dropping touchdowns early
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) September 22, 2018
HOLD. THE. BALL. UNTIL. YOU. TOUCH. THE. GOALPOST.
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) September 22, 2018
This is the second time this season Georgia’s had something like this come up, as Deandre Baker dropped the ball shortly before the end zone against South Carolina. Fortunately in the South Carolina game, Juwan Taylor was there to pick up the ball. No Georgia player recovered the ball in the Missouri game, meaning Missouri would’ve gotten the ball back.
Holloman and Georgia are very lucky ESPN didn’t have a better camera angle. This will definitely be something Smart and the Georgia coaching staff will have to hammer home for some reason.
The dropped ball nearly ruined a great play for Holloman, as he just managed to stay in bounds. It is also the second game in a row that Holloman has scored a touchdown. The sophomore wide receiver has continued to emerge as big-play threat for Georgia. But next time, just hand the ball to the official at the back of the end zone and head to the sideline.