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A.J. Green, Georgia wide receiver. Simply put, Green dominated this game.
The sophomore caught eight passes for 174 yards and a touchdown, and he made plays when it counted. After blocking a potentially winning Arizona State field goal attempt, Green proceeded to reel in a third-down, 36-yard bomb from quarterback Joe Cox on the subsequent drive, setting up the Bulldogs for Blair Walsh’s winning field goal as time expired.
@BR Boxtext bold lede colon:KEY DECISION
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Putting Green in with the field-goal block unit.
After the game, Georgia head coach Mark Richt said wide receivers coach Tony Ball hesitated to put his star receiver on special teams.
The idea, first proposed by linebackers coach John Jancek, came to fruition though, and Green made Jancek look like a genius with his clutch block.
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Blair Walsh’s winning field goal. The sophomore kicker is still perfect on the season, and was not intimidated by the first opportunity to kick a winning field goal in his Georgia career. After quarterback Joe Cox took a knee between the hash marks, Walsh drilled the deciding points with his 37-yard field goal as time expired.
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“It was crazy. I just went up as hard as I could, and I felt it on my elbow, and I looked up, and the ball was going down. Like, I can’t believe I blocked it.”
—Georgia wide receiver A.J. Green on his blocked field goal
@BR Boxtext bold lede colon:BY THE NUMBERS
-9: Georgia’s turnover margin this season, with 12 turnovers given away and only three going its way.
56: Yards for A.J. Green on his first-quarter touchdown reception, the longest of his career.
312: Career receiving yards for Green against Arizona State. The sophomore had 159 last year in Tempe.