Georgia football running backs: A+
The best performing position on offense has to be the Georgia football running backs.
This group finished with 41 carries for 274 yards on the ground, four touchdowns, and they averaged 6.7 yards a rush.
James Cook led this group and had a breakout game as he went 104 yards on 10 carries for two rushing scores. He averaged 10.4 yards a carry against the Vols and was the weapon Tennessee couldn’t contain.
Cook was a star as he also caught a 23-yard touchdown pass in the first half of the game. This game was his moment to step up and show that Georiga has a guy they can depend on to get the job done. He has emerged as the best running back with his vision and patience — plus, his speed helps too.
This breakout game was long overdue for him, and it seems like just the start for Cook. He wasn’t the only running back that had success, as Kenny McIntosh got in the endzone too.
McIntosh had seven carries for 46 yards, averaging 6.6 yards a touch. He was able to bust loose for a big run and kept Georgia alive on drives.
Zamir White had 12 carries for 55 yards, but he had to work extremely hard to get those numbers. He wasn’t quite able to see the field like Cook, or they both would have finished with 100-plus yards.
Georgia’s running backs get an A+ grade for putting 274 yards on the Vols and recording their fourth 200-yard rushing game of the year.