So, how tough was Terry Godwin’s touchdown grab against Notre Dame, when he made a one-handed catch and somehow kept a foot inbounds?
After practice earlier this week, Godwin, fellow receiver Javon Wims and quarterback Jake Fromm decided to replicate the play to find out.
“It was hard,” Wims said. “It took us collectively about 10 tries.”
Fortunately for Godwin and the Bulldogs – who host Samford Saturday night (7 p.m., SEC Network Alternate) - his timing couldn’t have been better against Notre Dame as his 5-yard miracle with 6:45 left in the second quarter enabled Georgia to tie the game at 10.
The Bulldogs went on to win the game 20-19.
“We work on this every day, tough catches with your feet inbounds, and hold the ball while the defender is trying to swat at it,” Godwin said. “That’s a routine catch for us and that’s something us receivers do every day in practice. It finally showed when the lights came on.”
Tight end Charlie Woerner watched the play unfold from his seat on the Bulldog sideline.
“It was pretty crazy. I’m sitting there, he goes up and I’m still not sure at first but then I saw the replay,” Woerner said. “It reminded me of a catch Chris Conley had two years ago.”
“That’s the thing, he’s making plays like that all summer and all through fall practice,” he said. “I’ve seen him make these grabs that no one else can make so I knew it was only a matter of time before he made a play like that one at Notre Dame.”
Wims, too, could not believe his eyes.
“I thought it was a touchdown, I was at least hoping it was a touchdown,” said Wims, who was on the other side of the field when the play occurred. “I just ran over to high-five him.”
The Bulldogs no doubt hope there’s more to come.
“It was great to see him do it in a game,” Woerner said. “The ones he’s made, maybe they weren’t quite like that, but he’s had some good ones.”