Georgia hasn't gotten off to the fastest starts in their two SEC games this season, but that script is quickly changing in their primetime home clash with the Kentucky Wildcats. The Bulldogs scored on each of their first two possessions, punctuated by an absolutely ridiculous touchdown catch by receiver Rara Thomas.
Thomas, a transfer from conference foe Mississippi State, ran his route towards the end zone and elevated by the front cone. He high-pointed the pass from quarterback Carson Beck and secured the two-handed grab. The catch itself was impressive, but the footwork was arguably even smoother. Falling backwards, Thomas dropped and tapped his left foot to complete the process of the catch, with most of the rest of his body landing well out of bounds.
The catch was so unlikely that it was called an incomplete pass live. It wasn't until the replay cameras showed Thomas's toe-drag that anyone realized that the junior had reeled in the scoring strike. It was Thomas's first touchdown in a Georgia uniform - he accumulated 12 in two seasons with Mississippi State.
Incredible catch by Rara Thomas for the Georgia TD! ?? pic.twitter.com/QO1WYT2tbQ
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) October 7, 2023
Thomas entered the game with nine catches in five games, but he reeled in three receptions in the early portion of this game, including the touchdown grab. The Bulldogs are off to a flying start, with a pair of touchdown drives to start their third SEC game. Beck started the game by completing 12 of 12 passes for 151 yards, and all-in-all, it's been quite the change of pace for Georgia, who scored just 13 total first-half points in their previous two conference clashes. In both of those games, the Bulldogs eked out close victories over South Carolina and Auburn.
Off to a blistering start, the two-time defending national champions look ready to put away this battle of unbeaten squads early and assert themselves once more as the top team in the country.
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