Some thought a flea flicker had been called, saying it looked as if King was turning to pitch the ball back to quarterback Aaron Murray.
This was not the case, King said.
“Everybody said it was a flea flicker, but it was a draw play,” he said. “We don’t even do flea flickers.”
In actuality, the play call was the exact same run King used to gain over 100 yards on the his previous eleven carries. The play, 44-draw, is Georgia most basic run play, Richt said directly after the game.
“The whole time I saw the man coming off the edge,” King said. “I tried to spin before he got there and I guess the ball wasn’t there yet. It’s part of the game, so it’s something we just have to look past and get ready for Tennessee.”
The fumble cost Georgia it’s chance at a game-winning field and also ruined what had been a great night for King until that point.
“Yeah since I’ve been hurt, the only time I’ve really got the ball like that was the first game,” he said. “It really felt good to have the ball in my hands. Every time I got it I wanted to do something with it.”
Durham expects to play
Senior wideout Kris Durham, who filled in admirably for suspended A.J. Green in the first four games of the season, expects to be back on the field Saturday.
He missed the Colorado loss with a pinched nerve in the left side of his neck, despite dressing for the game.
“It was a doctor’s decision. It was a game time thing,” Durham said. “They felt for health purposes, health reasons, I wasn’t able to go. It was unfortunate but they were looking out for me and my best interest.”
Durham, who has 17 catches for 324 yards a touchdown in four games, practiced Monday in a green, no-contact jersey, but expects to be cleared this weekend for the Tennessee game.
“From what they told me I should be able to play,” he said. “Everything should be fine. I should be ready to play.”
Vanderbilt kickoff set
Kickoff for Georgia’s October 16 matchup versus Vanderbilt has been set for 12.20. The game, played in Athens, will be aired on the SEC Network.