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Post Ten years later – any miracles left?

Friday November 10, 2006

It’s ten years since the famous 1996 Georgia-Auburn game. So many storylines…the four overtimes, the comeback, the Hail Mary, Uga and Robert Baker….

Others have more to say about it than I do, but to me the story of the game was a fresh Robert Edwards. Edwards was benched to start the game but became a poster boy for fresh legs in the overtime. He had nearly 100 yards of rushing (98) – in overtime alone. With both defenses gassed by the long and emotional game, Edwards seemed a half a second faster and ran effortlessly. Had the game gone on, I think he might have had another two or three touchdowns in him.

Can we do it again ten years later? Along with 1996, we might need to invoke 2002. Injuries at the receiver position forced the Dawgs to start little-known receiver Michael Johnson, and he ended up becoming one of the biggest Auburn-killers in Georgia history (remember he also had a big part in the 2003 game). The situation is slightly similar this year – Georgia is without several wide receivers, and A.J. Bryant might not be able to go. Demiko Goodman was lost for the season last week. Will another Georgia receiver use this opportunity on the Plains to add his name to Bulldog lore?

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