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Winning Smart Victory Post #52 - Peach Bowl Edition

NCAA Football: Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl-Georgia vs Cincinnati
Savor it boys - You earned it!
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If you turned off the television in the third quarter, as so many threatened, you missed watching Hot Pod & the Cardiac Comeback Kids pull a big W out of thin air. In the last 85 seconds of the game Georgia took over the ball at their own 20 yard line. Georgia was down 19 to 21. JT Daniels made 5 consecutive completed passes to George Pickens, Kenny McIntosh x 3 and John FitzPatrick put the dogs on the Cincinnati 36 yard line with 15 seconds to play. Two incomplete passes took the clock down to 3 seconds. Jack Podlesny’s number was called with the game on the line and he hit a career long 53 yard field goal kick to win the game leaving 2 seconds left to play*. An Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalty against Georgia was enforced on the kickoff then Jake Camarda kicked a 78 yarder to put the Bearcats Desmond Ridder in the endzone. Azeez Ojulari apparently felt a 1 point win was insufficient and provided the cherry on top of the sundae with a 2 point safety as time expired. With the win, this year’s senior class tied for most wins in Georgia Football history.

It is our intention to celebrate Georgia Bulldog Football Wins whenever and wherever they occur. The ugliness of any particular win is irrelevant for the purposes of the Winning Smart Victory Post.

It is therefore my deepest honor and privilege to bring to you this week’s edition of: The Winning Smart Victory Post.

Coach Kirby Smart coached his 66th game tonight for the Red & Black. He currently boasts a 52-14 record and a 0.7879 winning percentage, having carded his fifty-second win overall over the Cincinnati Bearcats.

At the identical juncture in their careers:

Vince Dooley’s 66th game as head coach resulted in a Georgia Bulldogs win over Tulane to start the 1970 season. Giving Coach Dooley a record of 44-18-4 and 0.6970 percentage.

Coach Mark Richt was 53-13 (0.8030) after opening the 2006 season with a win over Western Kentucky.

Sixty-six games into his head coaching career Kirby Smart is one game behind Coach Mark Richt and ahead of Coach Vince Dooley by 6 games. As of now, he is holding his own versus the two winningest coaches in Georgia Football History.

As always . . .

Go ‘Dawgs !!!!

Authors Note: Do not, I repeat, do not violate the impermissible benefits rule of the NCAA and provide any cash or any other type of gifts to the man who saved our collective bacon and won the game today.