Auburn Not Happy With Kirby Smart's Fake Field Goal; Tigers Call It A "Bullcrap" Play Call

Auburn Not Happy With Kirby Smart's Fake Field Goal; Tigers Call It A "Bullcrap" Play Call

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Auburn Not Happy With Kirby Smart's Fake Field Goal; Tigers Call It A "Bullcrap" Play Call


With just over three minutes to go in Georgia’s win over Auburn, the Dawgs held a 27-10 lead facing a fourth down from the Tigers’ 14 yard line.

Out came the field goal unit to attempt to extend Georgia’s lead to 30-10. But nope, instead Kirby Smart called a trick play that resulted in Rodrigo Blankenship missing an open Isaac Nauta in the end zone. Fake field goal failed. Nonetheless, Georgia would still go on to win 27-10.

Many wondered what the point of calling such a play was, and Kirby defended the decision after the game, saying that in no way would 20 points be a comfortable lead.

Though I’m not so sure I believe Kirby’s stance that 20 points is not a large enough lead with three minutes to go, the play call was about as awesome as it gets.

We all can’t stand Auburn, and I’m not sure there’s someone who dislikes the Tigers more than Kirby does. Just like all of us, he has not forgotten Gus Malzahn’s “we beat the dog crap out of them” comment after last year’s game.

Though the trick play failed, Kirby still sent a strong message to Auburn and Malzahn, and there’s no doubt they picked up on it.

After the game, Auburn linebacker and team captain Deshaun Davis spoke to 247Sports’ Brandon Marcello about the call.

“That’s what they do,” Davis said. “I’m not going to give an honest comment, so — Kirby, we’ve got some words, though.”

There’s no doubt that Kirby has taken this rivalry to another level since his arrival in Athens. From playing at UGA, to coaching for Alabama and now back to Georgia, Kirby has probably built up a strong dislike for the Tigers.

And what makes him so awesome is that he does not hide is feelings all that well.

“I mean, that’s how they want to be remembered, that’s what they want to be known for, then — it was, in the words of [Gus] Malzahn, a ‘bullcrap call,’”said Davis.

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