Published on October 9th, 2013 | by AC Magazine
All Access with Jasmine: Family, Friends and Football
Hey AC readers, time to rack up on everything pumpkin scented because it’s the perfect time for family, friends and football… IT’S FALL!
On Saturday, September 28th, I experienced one of the best games in UGA history. We were matched up against the LSU Tigers and we were told that College Game Day would be broadcasting live from our school! With that being said, I knew that I had a long day ahead of me. I started my morning around 7:30 a.m. curling my hair and putting on makeup – I had to look fabulous for the Game Day camera crew and for the matchup later that day.
Game Day was one of the coolest experiences I have had so far this season. After all of these years of watching, I was finally able to experience it. Our task for Game Day was to stunt and chant as the host made their predictions about the big game of the day. My favorite part was seeing all of the creative signs that the UGA students designed. The one sign that left me puzzled to this day was the random corndog sign. It was literally a picture of a giant corndog! It was super random to say the least, but it certainly got my attention. After we were done on the set, we took pictures with some fans and even managed to snag a picture with David Pollack-I was ecstatic!
Once 3:30 p.m. rolled around it was the time we had all been waiting for…game time! The last time we saw LSU on the field was when we played them for the SEC Championship. We may not have beaten them at that time, but this game was ultimately Georgia’s time to “Awaken the nation” and show them how far we have come since our last faceoff. Throughout the game there was a lot of back and forth. The momentum was continuously changing where UGA would score and LSU would score shortly after. I realized that this game would be a tight one, and we had to be the ones on top when the final minutes rolled around! The most fun portion of the game occurred unexpectedly around the 2nd quarter, right before halftime. I don’t think anyone was expecting this, but the football team started dancing and singing to a song called “I Ain’t Worried About Nothing!” The guys were jumping around, waving their towels and having a great time on the field and the crowd loved it. I personally could not stop laughing because it seemed so surreal. Nonetheless, I was glad to see our football players having a good time and playing the sport that they love.
As the fourth quarter passed, Georgia fans grew louder and louder as the our defense held off LSU’s offense. The clock ran out 3…2…1 and all of the Bulldawg Nation shouted in excitement-we finally beat the LSU Tigers! Chills filled my body head to toe as I looked around to see that the stands were still full even after the players had gone inside. It was truly a game that I will never forget and it will for sure go down in my book as the best Georgia game ever!
Check in next month as we continue cheering on the Dawgs through football season!