The review: Looking back on Justin Fields’ 15-yard touchdown run against Tennessee

September 30, 2018

Every Sunday after a Georgia football game, The Red & Black will examine a key play from Saturday’s game. This week, we take a look at Justin Fields’ 15-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter.

The game details

Georgia led Tennessee 31-12 with 2:42 remaining in the fourth quarter.

The setup

Georgia got its running game going late in the fourth quarter, and freshman quarterback Justin Fields was a big part of that. Fields finished with five carries for 46 yards and a touchdown. A commitment to the run had the Bulldogs looking for a score to end the game.

This was set up by the Bulldogs’ defense, as senior linebacker Juwan Taylor recovered a fumble and Georgia was in position to cruise to victory.

The play

Fields took the snap, faked a handoff to freshman running back James Cook, and with some nice interior blocking, was able to bounce the ball outside and find a seam through the right side of the defense. He was able to break some tackles and dive into the end zone for a 15-yard touchdown, his second of the game.

The touchdown and extra point put Georgia up 38-12, sealing the victory over Tennessee and further proving that Fields can be a weapon in the running game.

What they said

“I think Justin provided a spark that was needed at times,” head coach Kirby Smart said after the game. “He’s a very diligent worker, and he’s coming in to learn things and pick them up.

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