9. Georgia football sees a drool-worthy performance from its rush attack
Georgia football wasn’t just dominant on the defensive side of the ball, but that offense also showed out. The Dawgs earned 488 total offensive yards, with both the passing and rushing games being pretty balanced.
Georgia toted the rock 32 times for 233 yards on the ground, averaging 7.3 yards a touch and scoring four touchdowns. Ten different players earned at least two yards, with six players seeing one of their rushes go for at least 11 yards.
Those numbers should make NFL scouts everywhere drool over the Dawgs’ talented stable of backs, and their nose tackle turned running back.
Senior tailback Zamir White led the way with four carries for 83 yards and one touchdown. He scored on a 40-yard run and averaged 20.8 yards a touch.
He was unstoppable and made his eight carries count on a day where White knew he would only get so many touches before letting the younger guys get some experience.
Cook recorded six carries for 57 yards and one score, averaging 9.5 yards a carry. He also had a 40-yard rush on the day.
Kenny McIntosh averaged 7.8 yards a carry as he got 31 yards on four carries.
These three guys didn’t get a ton of reps, but they didn’t need to. Georgia scored at will and did whatever they wanted to on the ground, so sending the senior and redshirt junior out with these kinds of stats, is a good day.
Still, regardless of who the Dawgs put in there, they found success rushing the ball. Georgia probably could have earned more yards if they didn’t want to see a balanced offense attack and let the quarterbacks have some explosive moments themselves.
The Dawgs lost a total of nine yards on the game, and that is a pretty good effort as they were able to produce positive yards on a majority of the carries. Charleston Southern recorded five tackles for loss, but it wasn’t much of a loss, so kudos on this group for keeping it going on the ground and putting up some impressive numbers.