Georgia football holds Kentucky to under 150 rushing yards
Georgia football has the best rushing defense not just in the SEC but the entire country. They are the No. 1 overall defense, and it isn’t close.
The Dawgs allow just 66.50 rushing yards a game and a stout 2.23 yards a run play. Those numbers are elite caliber, and not many teams are even matching them.
While Georgia hasn’t faced a team, who likes to run the ball as Kentucky does, but at the same time, it’s just the next test on the schedule.
Kentucky is extremely confident in their top running back Christopher Rodriguez and his ability to tote the rock. He has 120 carries for 768 yards and five touchdowns on the season. Rodriguez averages 6.4 yards a touch, and he is one tough back.
Behind him is Kavosiey Smoke, who has 45 carries for 263 yards and one touchdown. Will Levis, the Wildcats quarterback, has three rushing scores and 163 rushing yards himself.
As a whole, Kentucky averages 214.17 rushing yards a game and 5.5 yards a carry. Those numbers are pretty stout, but they haven’t played a team like Georgia. This defense has a way of making teams look overrated after they get done with them, and Kentucky will be their next victim.
Kentucky should be confident, but against this elite defense, they won’t rush for over 150 yards. Since they are a run-heavy team, it wouldn’t be surprising if they earned the most rushing yards against the Dawgs this season, but it won’t be anything close to their average.
Georgia will wear down Kentucky and make them question every decision because that is what this defense does.
The Dawgs will shut down that rush attack and force Levis to make plays through the air. However, that is if he even has time to do so.