On the third play of the game, a 3rd-and-5, Johnson called a play for wide receiver Brad Stewart to run a stop-and-go route. When Stewart hesitated in his route, the cornerback bit and broke out of his backpedal, at which Stewart ran past him. He was wide open for quarterback Justin Thomas to hit him for a 50-yard gain. It was the big gainer in the opening drive, which resulted in a Yellow Jackets touchdown.
Johnson sometimes watches the other team warm up to try to pick up ideas, particularly he said, “if they do it right in front of me.”