JACKSONVILLE — Two weeks ago, Chas Henry had his head down after missing both of his field-goal attempts in a three-point loss to Mississippi State.
Saturday, the Florida punter-turned-kicker had his head down in overtime for a different reason. This time, almost like a golfer, it was to make sure he made a solid and true strike of the ball.
“Whenever I hit it, I knew it was going through,” said the senior from Dallas, Ga. “When I hit it, it felt good, but the first one (from 42 yards earlier in the game) that I missed felt good, too.
“So, I kept my head down like (special teams) coach (D.J.) Durkin and I talked about.”
When Henry finally did look up, he saw his 37-yard field goal sailing smack between the goalposts at EverBank Field to give the Gators a heart-stopping 34-31 overtime victory against Georgia on Saturday before 84,444 in a game the Gators absolutely had to have to stay alive in the SEC East race.