Georgia prevailed from the contested bunch with a 6-2 conference record to secure a spot in the SEC Championship Game against LSU.
D.J. Shockley’s 45-Yard TD Pass to Sean Bailey vs. LSU
Now that the early game jitters were shook, it was time to really start the game. On first-and-10 near midfield, Shockley goes into play action and looks deep. He fires an absolute dime down the left sideline to a streaking Bailey, who snuck behind the LSU defense. Bailey hauls it in and strolls into the end zone to give Georgia the early lead.
The 45-yard score was just what Mark Richt‘s team needed to get rolling. The Bulldogs piled on LSU thanks to another touchdown pass from Shockley to Bailey and a 7-yard QB scoring run. The score ballooned to 34-7 at the beginning of the fourth quarter.
LSU scored a garbage time touchdown to bring the score to 34-14, but the game was all Georgia. UGA secured its second conference championship in Richt’s tenure and Shockley proved he was a dynamic playmaker on the big stage.
These days, Shockley is going to be a playmaker on the sidelines. The former Georgia QB is the new sideline reporter at Georgia football games. He’s had a long career as a sports reporter and now he’s going to be back on the field for his alma mater.