2: Georgia football’s running backs produce best rushing numbers yet of 2021
Georgia football had a great game on the ground too. While it wasn’t almost equal to the performance through the air, the Dawgs were able to gain 184 yards on the ground and score twice.
Kendall Milton led the way with 10 carries for 66 yards, averaging 6.6 yards a touch. Once again, he was bulldozing over defenders and making them pay.
His confidence keeps growing, and it won’t be long before he has a breakout performance.
Zamir White and James Cook rushed for 51 yards each, and both scored a touchdown. However, Cook got just four carries, so he averaged 12.8 yards a touch.
White had eight carries and averaged 6.4 yards a touch, and as a whole, Georgia averaged 5.9 yards a carry.
The 184 yards is the most Georgia has rushed this season after going 121 against Clemson and 163 against UAB.
Georgia’s interior offensive line still needs some work done, but once they get synced up together, this group will flourish.
While it’s odd to see Georgia having more success throwing the ball than running it, teams now have to prepare for both making it more challenging to cover the Dawgs.
Not to mention, these guys are all going to be fresh moving forward because they don’t have to run a ton. I mean, it also helps to have five guys that can run it successfully too.
It was good to see the stable of running backs get some momentum on Saturday against the Gamecocks, and it wouldn’t surprise me if they got a ton against Vanderbilt this week.