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tigahlovah
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virginia beach, va
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1978 georgia game
I was watching the snl rerun tonight with Fred Willard as host (Devo musical guest), and I googled LSU's schedule for that year and saw that was the night we lost to georgia 24-17 at home.

For the old timers, (I was 8 at the time), was this the game the dawgs ran back the 2nd half kickoff for a td, then took control for the win? I spent 10-15 minutes on Google looking for a recap or box score to no avail.

I remember my dad was working one night we lost to georgia. He said he walked in for free at halftime and watched the kickoff td return and 2nd half from the corner sideline. Just a childhood memory I had and wondered if anyone can confirm this was the game/year I remembered.


GreyBear
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re: 1978 georgia game
I was 8 also, and was at the game. I believe you’re correct...


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panzer
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Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2006
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re: 1978 georgia game
Yes
Georgia ran back the kick off


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ScubaTiger
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Member since Dec 2003
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re: 1978 georgia game
I attended that game and if I my recall is accurate, Georgia had a running back named Curtis Maclendon who ran for more yards than LSU's star Charles Alexander that game.


Amadeo
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re: 1978 georgia game
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Georgia had a running back named Curtis Maclendon who ran for more yards than LSU's star Charles Alexander that game.

Willie McClendon: That's the first thought that came to mind when I read thread title. LSU could not stop that guy that night.


Tiger Ugly
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2008
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re: 1978 georgia game
That was a tough loss but was what we came to expect at the end of the MAC era. Mac did not beat a top 20 team in any of his final 7 seasons. We led 17-7 at half but did nothing in the second half


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Tiger1988
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Houston
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re: 1978 georgia game
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Willie McClendon: That's the first thought that came to mind when I read thread title. LSU could not stop that guy that night.

this.


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Swampcat
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re: 1978 georgia game
I was at that game but for some reason my memory fails me except I do remember Georgia’s running back ran all over LSU’s defense.


secfballfan
Member since Feb 2016
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re: 1978 georgia game
Second half kick off returned by Lindsey Scott who also saved uga with miracle catch in 1980 Florida game that led to dawgs only nc. Charlie A got hurt in the game and also fumbled. Sports Illustrated was set to put him on the cover and had story ready on him because he was a Heisman candidate, story never ran. Was a tough loss to take but as others have said Mac was not good versus top 20 his last 6 years.


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OU812
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re: 1978 georgia game
8 years old in 1978? You are old!


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8 years old in 1978? You are old!
You keep living and one day you’ll wish you were age 50.

Never whistle past the graveyard, one day you’ll be in it.

I remember that game, I was pissed.

It was LSU’s to lose and we did.

Two programs heading in different directions in retrospect.


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AlwysATgr
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Katy, TX
Member since Apr 2008
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re: 1978 georgia game
And the late Robert DeRutte rocked the UGA QB Buck Belue.


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tigahlovah
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virginia beach, va
Member since Oct 2009
1321 posts

re: 1978 georgia game
I used to have the same attitude when I was younger. Don't know how old you are, but even if you're in your 20's, you are gonna be 50 next week. Remember me telling you this, and how right I was about this when you hit 50 and beyond. Once you leave hs, time takes off like a rocket.


Ponchy Tiger
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Ponchatoula
Member since Aug 2004
35894 posts

re: 1978 georgia game
Yes that is the same game I believe. That kick return was was by Lindsey Scott, of "Run Lindsey Run" fame.


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Fat Bastard
Boston College Fan
Member since Mar 2009
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re: 1978 georgia game
that was my first ever LSU game as a little kid.

ensminger threw the 77 yard TD to carson that game.


81Tiger
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re: 1978 georgia game
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ensminger threw the 77 yard TD to carson that game.


I think that was the Rice game.


Fat Bastard
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but even if you're in your 20's, you are gonna be 50 next week. Remember me telling you this, and how right I was about this when you hit 50 and beyond. Once you leave hs, time takes off like a rocket.


facts


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Fat Bastard
Boston College Fan
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re: 1978 georgia game
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I think that was the Rice game.




no, it was the UGA game.


81Tiger
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Member since Sep 2009
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re: 1978 georgia game
I found it. You’re correct but it was an 82 yard pass in the Georgia game.

The number “77” had me remembering the 77-0 game vs Rice in 1977.


Fat Bastard
Boston College Fan
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re: 1978 georgia game
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I found it. You’re correct but it was an 82 yard pass in the Georgia game.



can you post a link to the boxscore? I cannot seem to find one anymore.


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