Individual Performers: The Bad News for Georgia
Yesterday I touched on some of the positives elements of individual performance for Georgia. Here are a few of the negatives:
- Nebraska has players with over 300 yards on the ground. Each back has three or more TDs and averages over 5 yards per carry. Given the what Alabama did to the Dawgs on the ground and John Jenkins absence, Grantham and company must be a little concerned.
- Imani Cross is one of those backs. The 6-1, 225 power back hails from Gainesville, GA and did not receive a scholarship from Georgia. He has 324 yards and 7 TDs on just 55 touches. He scores a TD once every 7.86 touches; Todd Gurley score once every 12.44.
- Quincy Enuwa has caught a pass in every Cornhusker game this year. No Bulldogs can claim the same consistency.
- Taylor Martinez is an oddity that defies explanation in many ways. He is an underrated passer and an overrated runner. But, when he avoids throwing interceptions the Huskers rarely lose.
- Georgia’s running backs are practically non-existent in pass-catching. The entire group has combined to catch 28 passes (2.16 per outing). But, those 28 passes have resulted in only 199 yards. At 7.107 yards per catch the running backs trail the rest of the team by 9.071 yards per catch. Nebraska won’t waste much time preparing for slip screens and shallow outs from Gurshall, Alexander Ogletree and Merritt Hall.
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- Aaron Murray has thrown 14 TDs and just 1 INT in his last five games.