‘All the Way Turnt Up’

Caleb King's 75-yard touchdown run was a thing of beauty. (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

Caleb King's 75-yard touchdown run was a thing of beauty. (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

So, how’s that ACC championship game looking now, huh?

Finally made it home from Historic Grant Field (MARTA may be smarta but it sure isn’t faster) with the chants of the UGA student section we sat near still ringing in my head.

Early on, Tech’s hip-hop heavy video board had video of some of the Jackets leading the gold-and-white crowd in the popular number “All the Way Turnt Up” but it wasn’t long before the Georgia students appropriated that as the theme song of the evening for the Dogs.

Man, it felt good to see Georgia rediscover the joys of running the ball straight at the opponent. Washaun Ealey, with his 183 yards, and Caleb King with 166 made it look easy at times, particularly on King’s 75-yard run. And Joe Cox discovered, as Buck Belue knew all those years ago, how good you can look at QB when all you have to do is hand off to your backs.

Actually, that’s selling Cox short. He made a couple of key throws tonight and did a great job of managing the game for the most part. It shouldn’t have been as close as it was, with the Dogs having to settle for field goal tries too often in the second half, but that’s a minor point in the afterglow of a terrific win by the unranked Bulldogs over the nation’s No. 7 team.

Those takeaways by the Georgia defense were pretty sweet, too.

And the middle of the Georgia defensive line finally lived up to its billing, making Tech’s Jonathan Dwyer not much of a factor in the game. You had to wonder why the Jackets kept trying to run up the middle, when obviously they had more success on the perimeter. And their decision to go to the air exclusively on that last series of downs? Curious, but it worked out well for the Dogs.

I’ll take a closer look at the game Sunday, but for now let me just say that I haven’t decided yet which game is coming off the list of my 10 favorite UGA wins over Tech … but I definitely know which game is being added to the list!

It’s a great night to be a Georgia Bulldog!

And as the student section chanted while the seconds ticked off the clock at the end, SEC! SEC! SEC!

307 comments Add your comment

bigdawg88

November 29th, 2009
1:32 am

FIRST ON MY B-DAY
GO DAWGS

bigdawg88

November 29th, 2009
1:33 am

…And the obligatory
30-24 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
SEC RULES!!!!!

L-Dawg

November 29th, 2009
1:33 am

STATE CHAMPS!!!!!!!!

365 DAYS TO THINK ABOUT THIS ONE NERDS!!!!!

MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!

RealDawg

November 29th, 2009
1:33 am

Russ is a damn good dawg

Henry D.

November 29th, 2009
1:34 am

1ST!

Much sweeter than last year!

L-Dawg

November 29th, 2009
1:34 am

MARK RICHT > PAUL JOHNSON

L-Dawg

November 29th, 2009
1:35 am

30-24 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

RUSS > BUZZ!!!!!!

L-Dawg

November 29th, 2009
1:35 am

DEMARIUS THOMAS STOLE MY BUTTERFINGER!!!!!!!!

L-Dawg

November 29th, 2009
1:36 am

ANYBODY KNOW WHERE TO PURCHASE A DEMARIUS THOMAS bobbleHEAD??????

JTH

November 29th, 2009
1:36 am

UGA- Georgia state and ACC champions!

Let the BIG DAWG EAT!

L-Dawg

November 29th, 2009
1:37 am

OH, BTW……. I HAVE COME OUT OF RETIREMENT…..

GLORY GLORY TO OLE’ GEORGIA!!!!!!

MUST SUCK TO BE A TECH FAN FOR THE NEXT 365 DAYS!!!!!!

Matt in Athens

November 29th, 2009
1:37 am

30-24 hahahahahahahahaha

Great win! Bill, where were you? I was in 214 above the north endzone, and your description of us taunting the “All the Way Turnt Up” and the even more obnoxious pre-kickoff “Ohhhhh Ohhhhohhhhhohhhh Ohhhhohhh Ohhhh” is spot on.

Suches Dawg

November 29th, 2009
1:38 am

The game ball should go to Coach Searles . Our O line tore Tech up all night long and made Cox’s job easier and kept our D off the field. We beat them at their own game. What might be the worst team in CMR’s era beat the best Tech team in 20 years. Feels real good Dawgs. Order is restored to GA. HBTD !!!!

Billy Bennett's Right Leg

November 29th, 2009
1:38 am

Where is Saint Simons? The best thing about the win, it shut him up!

L-Dawg

November 29th, 2009
1:41 am

BUTTERFINGER IS NOW AN OFFICIAL SPONSER OF GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL!!!!

uuugh...

November 29th, 2009
1:42 am

Any sign of Saint Simons, Yellow Fuzz, m, or the rest of the Tech fans that have been too loud for the last year?

JB

November 29th, 2009
1:45 am

This is a nice one to savor…if anything, just to shut up GT and their talk about “rivalry.”
But I have to ask: were the Dawgs really that good tonight or were the Jackets that bad?

Bill King

November 29th, 2009
1:46 am

Matt in Athens:

My son and I were in Section 212. He gave me the ticket as a birthday present. A pretty nice gift, as it turned out!

1eyedJack

November 29th, 2009
1:56 am

We had good depth at DAWG tonight!!!!!

1eyedJack

November 29th, 2009
1:57 am

ACC Champs!!!! Yeah!

1eyedJack

November 29th, 2009
1:59 am

We STOMPED a MUDHOLE in the bumbling bees!

MauiDAWG

November 29th, 2009
1:59 am

I called the outcome of this game on your post yesterday Bill

Denver Dawg

November 29th, 2009
2:00 am

I guess ol’ Turkey Neck CPJ isn’t the reincarnation of Bobby Dodd after all….

Herschel Talker

November 29th, 2009
2:01 am

L-Dawg: You told us that you were signing off for good. We are disappointed to see you back, you toolbox. Please go back into hiding, you loser. No one here likes you.

GREAT WIN. NOW LET’S PRAY RICHT DOESN’T USE THIS AS AN EXCUSE TO KEEP WILLIE AND BOBO AROUND. THAT’S WHAT L-DAWG WOULD WANT.

bigdawg88

November 29th, 2009
2:01 am

JB,
We were just that good tonight! And actually we weren’t at our best. Too many dropped balls on our end too, and I think we got a little too conservative in the 4th. We should have threw more with them putting 9 or more guys in the box. But I understand a little why we didn’t.

The real question is, is the SEC that good, or the acc just that bad?

GO DAWGS!!

Happy Birthday Bill, it was my birthday too. If the Falcons win it will be a perfect weekend….

Eat It St. Simons!!!!

November 29th, 2009
2:02 am

((30-24)) HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!

MauiDAWG

November 29th, 2009
2:04 am

I hope this win is something the Bulldogs can hang the hat on…..Look what happens when you play intense and disciplined football!!

The kickoff b.s. is still a liability. And what’s up with the screen pass at the end of the game. Chew some yards down for Blair Walsh even if you don’t get 1st down. Made no sense!

1eyedJack

November 29th, 2009
2:04 am

If we had had AJ we might have dropped fifty.

bigdawg88

November 29th, 2009
2:05 am

Herschel STFU!!!
Glad to see you back L-Dawg!!
30-24!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Maybe the bugs will stay off our boards for at least a year!

GO DAWGS!!!

RUSS for the Heisman!

Saint Simons had a nice compact swing

November 29th, 2009
2:05 am

NERDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

S

November 29th, 2009
2:05 am

Congrats true dawg fans but I have to ask, how is this an actual newspaper column? Damn………..

RealDawg

November 29th, 2009
2:07 am

Another cheap shot by Brandon Spikes … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lPz1WjRVHM

Class of 68

November 29th, 2009
2:12 am

Sweet victory indeed, and no, “S”, this is not a newspaper column, this is an internet blog. You must have gone to Tech.

1eyedJack

November 29th, 2009
2:13 am

Caleb just scored another TD!

snotbubble

November 29th, 2009
2:28 am

HOW SWEET IT IS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Herschel Talker

November 29th, 2009
2:39 am

bigdawg88 – you’re as big a tool as L-Dawg. If you like L-Dawg after reading all of his posts, then you are a complete loser.

Dawg since 1965

November 29th, 2009
2:42 am

CPJ – Genius status has been rescinded. An option team going deep 3 times with over a minute and 2 time outs left. Yes, he’s a genuis. From the BullDawg Nation…. Thank you CPJ for showing your genius status.
Thanks to the Dawgs for playing a great game against the # 2 team in the ACC
Now the ACCCG = buy 1 get 3 free with 4 cokes and 4 hotdogs
30k tickets still available, will someone please buy some tickets!!

S

November 29th, 2009
2:43 am

Class of 68, one short of having balls in your face! Enjoy your win

kauai dawg

November 29th, 2009
2:45 am

Looks like all the coaches who were on the hot seat did a good job with a short week to prepare. Good job by Searels, Bobo, Martinez, Mclendon, Fabris, Garner and Jancek. Coach Richt coached great as well. Go DAWGS!

S

November 29th, 2009
2:46 am

If this keeps Martinez around for another year, I’ll consider it a (small) victory! neither team punted tonight!

rumplestiltskin

November 29th, 2009
2:53 am

We’ll trade you Womack for Willie heads up.

L-Dawg

November 29th, 2009
2:54 am

BRING ME A MAN!!! BRING ME A MAN!!! BRING ME A MAN!!! BRING ME A MAN!!!

Cumberland Island

November 29th, 2009
3:20 am

Me and Jekyll just kicked St. Simons butt like the Dawgs kicked butt on the Bees. You won’t have to worry about him for awhile. He has a lot of sand to clean out of his shorts.

RxDawg

November 29th, 2009
3:31 am

1. Good game Techies. I know your sour, but good game.

2. Rashad Jones has come a long way since last year.

3. Caleb King finally looked the part. He really has developed into a nice back for us now.

4. Ealy is great. Honestly this type of running game and offense in general is what most of us fans were expecting out of the Dawgs this year.

5. The look of Martinez’s face towards the end of the game said a lot. I’ll still respect him then most people on these blogs.

6. Russ get’s my vote.

7. I think were going to miss the 3 wides men in the middle next year (Owens, Atkins, Weston)

8. Speaking of, if a player on the team get’s my vote for most improved it has to go to Kade Weston (runner up Rashad Jones). He is an unspoken hero and he looks like a completely different player out there from what he used to. He dropped some weight and uped his game tremendously. I think some NFL team will get a player there.

9. I can honestly say this is the first game I thought Bobo called brilliantly.

10. It’s bittersweet to see this season come to an end. It’s been a rough road but there have been a lot of bright spots. Looking forward to what we have to work with next year.

Just askin…..does anyone know why Richt got so pissed off at the GT player going for our fumble that rolled out of bounds? I tried to replay it several times but I couldn’t figure it out.

UGA75

November 29th, 2009
3:41 am

Who among we Dawg fans didn’t think, here we go again when Tech scored on that long pass play to open the 2nd half? Who didn’t think this wasn’t the same GA team we watched all year after Big Dawg King ran those 75 yards to restore order? Man what could have been if UGA had manned up all year? Makes you appreciate Vince Dooley and 3 yards and a cloud of dust and all those boring wins we used to complain about. I think the defense played up to their ability for the first time since Coach Van Gorder left. Win or lose I’m a Dawg for life and proud of it, but this is the first time in a long time we’ve had a signature win and it feels GREAT!!! ARF

jesse james

November 29th, 2009
4:13 am

Great Job DAWGS!! Enjoy it players, coaches and fans.

Raging Redcoat

November 29th, 2009
4:21 am

What a win tonight!!! I’m a member of the Redcoat Band and this is one we really wanted big time!! Win, lose, or draw I’ll be playing for ya’ll!
Once a Dawg, Always a Dawg! How Sweet it is!!!

GTman

November 29th, 2009
4:31 am

Congratulations leg humpers…. You ran the ball down our throats… Thought this game didn’t mean that much to you guys.

Sick of It

November 29th, 2009
4:35 am

There’s a NEW SHERIFF in town, and his name is RUSS! Thank God and Greyhound that Coach Smirky Face Johnson is here to stay. GLAD IT HURTS SO BAD, JACK-ETTES!!!

T2Dawg

November 29th, 2009
4:56 am

Man am I glad to be eating crow right now! I’m ashamed to say I was in the ranks of the fair weather Dawg fans, expecting the NATS to hang 50 on us. A promise to this and all future teams, that won’t happen again, ever. Great game, old school UGA football.