4. Georgia football flexes with the run game
Georgia football ran the ball well on Saturday against the Gators. They outgained Florida 193 to 161 on six fewer rushes.
Even though the Gators rushed for more yards than anyone else Georgia played this year, it wasn’t their usual production. The Dawgs averaged 5.8 yards a touch while Florida averaged 4.1. Florida rushed for 200-plus yards again before they met with Georgia, and while 161 yards is impressive, it wasn’t good enough to be successful.
On the other hand, Georgia rushed for almost 200 yards and had Zamir White go for over 100 rushing yards. James Cook carried it 10 times for 46 yards and scored a touchdown, the first of the game.
Quarterback Stetson Bennett utilized his legs six times for 35 yards, averaging 5.8 yards a touch. Those six runs were timely because half of them resulted in first downs and kept drives going.
The Dawgs flexed their muscles when it came to running the ball, and if we’re being honest, they should have gotten over 200 yards. Interception No.2 should have never happened, and it was selfish on Georgia’s part to want to go long when they just needed to keep toting the rock and wearing down Florida’s defense.
Still, whoever runs the ball better in this game usually wins, and the Dawgs proved that on Saturday. Georgia’s interior blocking keeps growing as the season does, and the more times they run, the better it gets.
The Dawgs offense hung tough and showed the world they could run the ball if they needed to, and that statistic numbers don’t always prove the best success rate.