Individual Performers Offer a Lot of Hope for Georgia
Here are some individual statistics that should help you rest a little easier this weekend:
- For all the hype surrounding Taylor Martinez and his cutesie little long runs, Nebraska hurts in the department of play-makers. Only eight Cornhuskers have been responsible for plays longer than 30 yards this year and only four have gained more than 45 yards in a single play. Georgia has seen eleven players gain more than 30 yards in a single play and the Dawgs have had seven notch 45+ yard plays.
- Taylor Martinez is prone to run, but of Nebraka’s five players with 300+ rushing yards he ranks 4th in yards per carry.
- And, running QBs are always at a greater risk for injury. Martinez’s backups have combined to go 5/10 for 33 yards 1 TD and 1 INT this year. That’s not great.
- Nebraska’s leading receiver, Kenny Bell, has 803 yards to go with 8 TDs this year. But he’s only caught two TD passes since October.
- Nebraska’s leading rusher, Ameer Abdullah, has not a-made-it to the ab-endzone since October.
- Six different Georgia receivers have led the team yards during at least one game. Michael Bennett and Marlon Brown may be out, but Tavarres King (three time leader), Malcolm Mitchell (three times), Arthur Lynch (tonce) and Chris Conley (once) all must be accounted for.
- Gurshall has combined to run for 100 yards on 11 individual occasions (Gurley eight times, Marshall three times).
- Aaron Murray has thrown 14 TDs and just 1 INT in his last five games.
Today I’m driving down to Savannah and I’ll be heading to Orlando on Sunday AM. Coverage will be extensive there as I bring you updates from a number of Media events. Be sure to follow along on Twitter and check back here often.
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