Georgia Football: Top 10 Players from UGA/UT Rivalry, 2 Star Tennessee WRs Out, UGA’s Running Game One of the Best in the Nation – Daily Dose of Dawg
Top 10 Players All-Time: Georgia vs. Tennessee Rivalry
Bleacher Report released an article where they ranked the top ten players of all-time from the UGA/Tennessee rivalry. I don’t really have a problem with it except I would have moved David Pollack up a little bit.
Top 10 players here.
Tennessee to be Without Two Top Receivers
The Volunteers will be without Von Pearson and Josh Smith on Saturday when they take on the Dawgs Between the Hedges. Smith had caught 10 passes for 135 yards in the first three games as he was filling in for Von Pearson. I don’t know that these injuries will have a huge effect on the game, but they will be something to keep an eye on. Freshman receiver, and once almost-Dawg, Josh Malone will likely make his first start as a result of these injuries. As I mentioned yesterday, one of the big keys to this game will be whether or not the inexperienced Georgia secondary will be able to stop Tennessee’s very big, very talented receiving core. In order to have a chance at doing this, though, Pruitt will need to send a lot of blitzes, something I fully expect him to do.
Story on the injured Vols receivers here.
How Has Georgia’s Running Game Been So Successful?
When answering this question, there really is praise that needs to go to a lot of different people. First off, you have to give credit to the offensive line. Even the best running back to ever play the game (insert whoever you please, I’m not looking for a debate here *cough* Herschel Walker) would look awful if he had a crummy offensive line. Next, you have to give credit to the Georgia running backs, particularly Todd Gurley. It is not uncommon for these guys to break tackles and bust off huge gains or just make something out of nothing if no hole is created for them. And lastly, and a lot of people might have a problem with this one, some credit has to be given to Mike Bobo. I know, I know, he had a crappy play call at the 4-yard line, but you’ve got to give the man some praise for having the 12th ranked rushing attack in the nation, two spots ahead of the triple-option North Avenue Trade School (Georgia Tech to you guys new to this whole “Georgia Bulldog Fan” thing). Although I wish he called more toss sweeps, Bobo does do a great job of mixing in new running plays (Wild Dawg) and throwing in some play-action to keep defenses honest.
Story on Georgia’s run game here.
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