Georgia Bulldogs: 4 Observations from Kentucky Win

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Nov 7, 2015; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Sony Michel (1) runs with the ball against the Kentucky Wildcats during the first half at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Running the Football is Our Best Option

The Georgia Bulldogs went very run heavy with their offensive game plan against Kentucky and it worked wonderfully. UGA ran the football 52 times for 300 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Dawgs only passed the ball 19 times, completing 10 for 90 yards and a touchdown.

Even with Nick Chubb out for the year with multiple ligament tears in his knee, there are still plenty of capable running backs on the Georgia Bulldogs’ roster. The heavy lifting came from Sony Michel and Keith Marshall on Saturday.

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Michel ran the ball 24 times for 165 yards and a touchdown. He did this with a broken right wrist, having to carry the rock on the left side of his body the whole game. I’m not sure that he could have gotten away with that against either Alabama or Florida, but he looked great on the ground against Kentucky. However, he isn’t a threat to receive the ball until his paw heals up, not that Georgia plans to throw all that much in remaining games of 2015.

Keith Marshall had 13 carries for 60 yards, but it was his 10-yard screen pass touchdown that turned heads in this game. His stiff arm near the goal line perhaps best epitomized the state of the UGA locker room: they are down, but aren’t giving up the fight. Tiptoeing the sideline, Marshall had his fourth touchdown in his senior season to put the Dawgs in firm control of the game.

Anytime your offense can run the football the length of the football field three times, I’d say you’ve had yourself a pretty good day on the ground. Look for more ground and pound with these Dawgs the rest of the way in 2015.

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