Since Vince Dooley retired from coaching Georgia football, the Bulldogs have only gotten close to the National Championship three times. Each of those three teams had great running games and two of them have running backs in the top 10.
But Musa Smith still deserves to be mentioned for his performance in the 2002 season. As a back-up in 2000 and 2001, Smith only had a career total of 878 yards with 11 touchdowns. But in 2002, Smith rushed for 1,324 yards with eight touchdowns and he didn’t even play in every game that year.
As we all know, the Bulldogs finished the year 13-1, blewout Arkansas to win Georgia’s first SEC Championship game and defeated Florida State in Georgia’s first Sugar Bowl appearance since 1982.