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Status of Georgia running backs up in the air against Yellow Jackets

Isaiah Crowell, Cody Riggs AP

Georgia’s game against Georgia Tech obviously won’t have any impact on their SEC title hopes that lay in the wings next week, but beating the Yellow Jackets is all about state pride.

The Bulldogs will have to have some running back pride too if they’re going to pull out a win against GT today. UGA has had running back issues for the past few weeks because of injuries and the Dawgs could rely on guys like Brandon Harton again today. Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said on pregame radio show this morning that “Isaiah [Crowell] is going to be more a game-time situation. Carlton [Thomas] will be ready to go if needed.”

Both running backs are on the dress list for today. So far, only Thomas has seen early game action.

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1 Response to “Status of Georgia running backs up in the air against Yellow Jackets”
  1. woebegong says: Nov 26, 2011 11:24 AM

    Without a running game, UGA makes it easy for their defense to blitz all day long, and in order for Murray or any other QB to be effective, they need a couple of seconds to find their receivers. If Crowell isn’t ready to go, I hope Thomas, Harton and Malcome can step up. I think the DAWGS can own the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, so if they can create some holes, we will be ok. Tech. will back off the blitz if they start getting burnt on end around and short passes across the middle, and then it is time to get a couple of long passes against them. Tech. doesn’t have a good enough Defensive backfield to stop UGA’s WR’s. UGA just needs to take what the defense gives them and try to play some ball control, and they will come out on top.
    Techs. option offense will get some yards because 1. They run 85-90% of the time and most teams including UGA never see this type of offense in college ball, with the exception of one time a year at best.
    I think the DAWGS beat the 6 point spread, but it will be with 3rd and 4th quarter scoring. Tech. like I said will get some yards on the ground, but I don’t think they can throw on our defense successfully, simply because our DB’s are too good and Washington throws at best, mediocre. They look to wear a team down running all the time or catch them unaware by deviating with the pass. UGA’s defense is too good to let that happen.


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