ATHENS – It was a dream scenario for Leonard Floyd.
The junior linebacker saw a gaping hole open up on Lousiana-Monroe’s second offensive play from scrimmage that would allow him into the opponent’s backfield to secure a tackle for loss.
After the snap, Floyd sprinted into the Warhawks’ backfield and leveling running back DeVontae McNeal for a 1-yard loss.
“It felt like a dream, actually,” Floyd said following Georgia’s 51-14 win. “The hole opened up so big. I just went into the hole and made a tackle. It was pretty easy.”
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Floyd had a huge game defensively, tallying eight tackles, 1 ½ tackles for loss and a half-sack. He shared his sack with safety Quincy Mauger on a play in the second quarter. Floyd is coming off of two shoulder surgeries, which made it a great day for him to have a big game. He was unable to play in last season’s 37-14 Belk Bowl victory over Louisville.
“Especially coming off two shoulder injuries, it felt good to be back out there,” Floyd said. “It felt I never left.”