What If...Buck to LIndsay Doesn't Happen?

   ESPN College Football LIve has invited me to join them today at 2:00. The Topic: What If...Buck to LIndsay doesn't happen? Okay, let's play that game then.
   Lindsay makes that catch, turns upfield, and gets tackled at the Georgia 40 yard line. Re-set. Gators lead 21-20, with 1:00 minute remaining. Bulldogs have 1 time out. Gators had been playing a soft, cover 3 zone late in the game, trying to play everything underneath.
   So, we need to move the ball twenty yards to get Rex Robinson a shot to win it with a FG. Rex told me he was good from 57 that day. In fact, Rex kicked two 57 yard field goals that season, and ended the season 4-6 from 50-plus. He was clutch. That was the plan all along. Let's get Rex a shot to win it. 
   Move it 20 yards, from our 40...to Florida's 40. Call same play: "Left-76" and hit LIndsay over the middle again. Drop one off to Herschel underneath would have been 10 yards. Scramble once for 10. Again, with one timeout to stop the clock, we could have run Herschel once. I liked our chances of doing this.
   What if Buck to LIndsay never happened? We still win the game on a Rex Robinson field goal. 
   For the sake of this exercise... what if we lost that day?
   We go on to KO a lousy Auburn team and a bad Georgia Tech team. Georgia finishes the regular season 10-1, 5-1 in SEC. We tie Mississippi State and Alabama with 5-1 Conference records. Sugar officials would have had a choice of who to take, but with us being higher ranked, with a better record and the star player (Herschel Walker), I believe they would have chosen us.
   As far as the National Title goes...Pittsburgh had a midseason loss at Florida State, which hurt them. Notre Dame had a loss and a tie (at GT). Oklahoma and Michigan had 2 losses each. So did Penn State and Nebraska. We would have been 10-1, featuring Herschel. We still probably get Notre Dame in the Sugar and this would have gone to a vote between us and Pitt (who cleaned South Carolina's clock in the Gator) after the bowl games.

 

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