UGA Football Coach Kirby Smart Explains Fake Field Goal Decision

UGA Football Coach Kirby Smart Explains Fake Field Goal Decision

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UGA Football Coach Kirby Smart Explains Fake Field Goal Decision


Saturday was not the first time Kirby Smart tried a little trickery this season and the fake field goal play ended up failing, just like it did at LSU.

However, Georgia was able to get the win this time around and beat Auburn 27-10.

Up seventeen points with just minutes to go, Kirby Smart decided to have his kicker, Rodrigo Blankenship, attempt a pass to tight end Isaac Nauta.

Caught by surprise, the Auburn special teams unit left Nauta wide open.  Though, Blankenship barely overthrew him in the end zone.

After the game, Smart was asked about the interesting decision to gamble on fourth down.

“What’s 17 + 3? 20. What good is that? … If we kick a field goal, then three scores beats us outright. It’s about point differential” said Smart.

The former Alabama defensive coordinator has a long list of bad blood with Auburn, especially after Gus Malzahn’s ‘Dawg crap’ quote at Jordan-Hare Stadium in 2017.

 

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