Bulldog running back Brandon Boykin electrified the crowd with an amazing 80-yard run for a touchdown, opening the scoring against No. 5 Boise State. Once he turned the corner, you knew he was gone. Special recognition should go to fullback Bruce Figgins for laying an excellent block on Bronco safety George Iloka.
Are there any players as dangerous in open spaces as Brandon Boykin? Maybe not. Check the play again. Boykin absolutely burns Bronco's CB Jerrell Gavins, who can only catch up as Boykin puts on the brakes in the end zone.
Known for his ability to return kicks, clog up the backfield at cornerback and now gouge defenses for serious yards, Boykin is an early favorite to compete for the Paul Hornung Award for versatility and is drawing looks from NFL scouts around the nation. This run highlights why all of the attention is well-deserved.
Boykin had four career TDs before this play—all as a kick returner! If you are a Georgia Bulldog fan, you have to be excited about the year this guy is going to have, and maybe wonder why you did not see him at RB over the last few years.
For a first half with very little scoring and marred by several Bulldog injuries, this play was certainly a bright spot and provided the fireworks Georgia fans were hoping to see. Go ahead and watch the play again. It is one you will be hearing people talk about all season long.