Georgia Football: Zamir White Will Write Comeback Story for the Ages

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Zamir White entered the action for the Georgia Bulldogs, with just under ten minutes to play in the third quarter. He took his first carry up the middle for three yards. The carry wasn’t impressive, but it was great to see White get his first rushing attempt since the 2017 high school season.

After that, the real fun began. Zamir White took his second carry of the ball game to the left side of the offensive line. He quickly cut back to right, eluded a defender and exploded for a 23 yard run. The pro Georgia crowd in Nashville went wild.

During the Georgia Bulldogs last drive of the game, Zamir White was given a chance to carry the load. His first carry was a one yard loss. However on the very next play, he made up for that and more with a 14 yard gain, resulting in a first down.

White struck again two plays later, after a three yard pass play. He took the second down carry for 12 more yards, for a second first down on the drive.

Unfortunately the drive ended with three straight incomplete passes, after White took UGA to the Vanderbilt 17 yard line. It would have been great to see if White could have finished off the drive, with his first career touchdown.

Zamir White finished the game, with an impressive five carries for 51 yards. His 10.2 yards per carry average was even better than the 9.2 yards, that lightning fast running back D’Andre Swift averaged for the ballgame.

The only negative about Zamir White’s debut, was the fact that he allowed the ball to be punched out for a fumble on his second carry of the game. The ball bounced out-of-bounds, so no damage was done. Head coach Kirby Smart will certainly use the fumble as a teaching moment.