Bush League: Notre Dame blatantly fakes injury to halt Georgia's momentum
Late in the third quarter, a Notre Dame player fell to the turf at Sanford Stadium and appeared injured.
Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, who was pulled down by a teammate, crumpled to the ground and stopped the action as Georgia moved the ball inside the Notre Dame 20. QB Jake Fromm had completed three straight first down passes for a combined 36 yards. Owusu-Koramoah is a junior linebacker and was the third-leading tackler on the team entering the game with 11 stops.
The Georgia fans inside the stadium gave a chorus of boos against the strategy.
It temporarily stalled a promising scoring drive for Georgia as it moved 53 yards in 2:36. Georgia ultimately kicked a 31-yard field goal after D’Andre Swift was held to a one yard run on second down and Fromm couldn’t connect with Tyler Simmons in the corner of the end zone.
It’s an interesting strategy against Georgia, which is not known for using an up-tempo offense, and after the Notre Dame defense had largely contained the Bulldogs most of the night. It was Georgia’s second longest drive by yards of the game, and the first three plays all went for at least 12 yards.
Check the Notre Dame “injury” here. So many of these going on… pic.twitter.com/E51TY0cF2a
— Tim Cowlishaw (@TimCowlishaw) September 22, 2019