Knowshon Moreno Hurdled a Central Michigan Defender … During the Game
I will not hesitate to say that this is one of the coolest plays I’ve ever seen during a football game. The actual still of the play is the one that does it the most justice. Honestly, just seeing the still, you figure there was something fake about Georgia running back Knowshon Moreno’s leap, but the video confirms it actually happened on the field. Now if you’re wondering why you didn’t see this play until days after Georgia romped Central Michigan, it’s because FSN left the play out of their highlight feed they sent to ESPN (according to the folks at Bristol). If you’re Mark Richt, it’s because you think ESPN has an anti-Georgia bias. I can buy ESPN’s excuse, but now that they know the video’s available, they should be running the play. As for the FSN person who composed the highlight melt, how did you leave that play out? That person should be looking for a new job because they obviously have poor judgment. Anyway, here’s the elusive video of the crazy play.
I just love how that play came about; Moreno was thinking about juking left, then right, and saw the defender looking to go low and cut him, so he just reacted in the most natural way — he jumped. This kid is really something special. How can you argue with those instincts?