There may be a new record for longest touchdown pass in Georgia history, but nobody is suggesting that Aaron Murray to Reggie Davis has replaced one of the most iconic plays in Bulldogs football history.
The 98-yard touchdown against North Texas surpassed the famous 93-yard Buck Belue to Lindsay Scott scoring strike against Florida in the 1980 national championship season.
‚ÄúI don‚Äôt know,‚Äù said Belue, radio host on 680 The Fan, who was broadcasting from Athens on Tuesday. ‚ÄúMaybe it still means the most, you know?‚Äù
Belue said he didn‚Äôt realize immediately that his touchdown pass to Scott in Jacksonville, Fla., still was tied along with two other plays for longest in program history before the play on Saturday.
Davis, a freshman from Tallahassee, Fla., was on the receiving end of the new record.
‚ÄúThat was cool,‚Äù Bulldogs receiver Michael Bennett. ‚ÄúLongest in school history. That‚Äôs awesome.‚Äù
‚ÄúI‚Äôm happy for Reggie,‚Äù receiver Justin Scott-Wesley said. ‚ÄúIt was his first catch, a 98-yard bomb, a school record. That‚Äôs a hell of a first catch.‚Äù
Days after his catch, Davis was in the dark on Belue to Scott.
‚ÄúNah, I don‚Äôt know anything about that,‚Äù said Davis, who was born in 1995.
Davis said his phone was ‚Äúblowing up,‚Äù after his catch with more than 40 texts.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs in the past now,‚Äù he said. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôve got to get ready for LSU.‚Äù