The Georgia-Georgia Tech game began with an officals' review of the opening kickoff.
It was an appropriate start.
There were five _ count 'em, five _ official reviews of plays in the first half of Saturday's game, adding a signficant drain on an otherwise speedy half.
The first review was the most intriguing. Georgia's Rodrigo Blankenship's kickoff bounced in front of Jerry Howard, who had his hand over his eyes in an apparent attempt to block the sunlight. Howard touched the ball as it skipped into the end zone and then attempted to return the ball.
Howard appeared to barely avoid a safety as he was tackled by Christian Payne at the 1. Following a review, however, officials ruled Howard gave an invalid fair catch signal and therefore the ball was dead when he touched it in the end zone for a touchback.
Therefore, the Yellow Jackets' first possession began at their 1 instead of their 20.