Saturday, November 16, 2013

WarTiglesmen killer - Michael Johnson

Yesterday we looked at the 2002 renewal of this Georgia-Auburn rivalry and Sean Jones' specific impact. Today it's the guy on the other side of the ball, Greene's favorite target that day - Michael Johnson.

As mentioned earlier, the offense struggled converting third downs and found themselves in a 14-3 hole at halftime. But adjustments were made in the locker room and Johnson was targeted much of the second half. Still, Auburn answered Georgia's first touchdown in the third quarter with one of their own and held a 21-17 lead for most of the fourth quarter. But Greene and his offense took over with 1:58 left in the game needing a touchdown to keep alive their hopes of going to Atlanta for their first ever SECCG.

And it was Johnson who caught passes on the first and last plays of that historic drive, the second of which came on the now infamous 4th down call a full 19 yards away from the goalline - 70X Takeoff.

The rest is history. Michael Johnson became a legend that evening in Auburn. And with good reason. His numbers - 13 catches for 141 yards and a touchdown.

Michael Johnson, damn good Dawg!