Georgia’s Christopher Smith scooped up a blocked field goal attempt from LSU, and looked at the official to see if the ball was dead, then grabbed the ball and went the distance to open the SEC Championship Game on Saturday in Atlanta.

The Georgia sideline poured on to the field in celebration with 3:33 remaining as the Bulldogs took a 7-0 lead.

It was Nazir Stackhouse who got his hand on the ball and blocked the kick, which was a 32-yard attempt, and the Smith found the ball at the 4-yard line and returned it the distance with some blockers ahead. It’s the fifth blocked field goal in the SEC Championship Game history, and the second one returned for a touchdown.

It proved to be an early momentum shift as LSU had a 14-play drive, and it came after Georgia went 3 and out on 6 plays.