Lost in all of yesterday’s craziness was the fact that Georgia ran for 238 yards, its highest output both in terms of total yardage and yards per carry of the season, without Gurley and mostly without Marshall. And while Danielson (and I’m sure large parts of Dawgnation) were openly asking why Bobo wasn’t having Murray air it out, Georgia’s offensive coordinator had his reasons.
When asked if he ever had experienced such a stretch of injuries during a game, Richt said, “Not like that.”
Green rushed 17 times for 129 yards, with a long of 32. Douglas had just 25 yards on 10 rushing attempts but provided the 32-yard reception on the late tying drive.
“We stayed committed to the run, and those guys did a nice job of pressing the zone tracks and finding the cutback,” Bobo said. “We missed a couple, which is natural, and we missed a couple of checks at the line when they started bringing a little pressure, but I felt like that’s what we had to do.
“I felt like if we started slinging it, they were going to play more of a two-shell and play zone match underneath and challenge our X [receiver] to make plays.”
It wasn’t a perfect day, by any means – I bet Bobo would have liked to have that third-and-one back when the Vols loaded the box with ten – but given the conditions and what he had to work with on the fly, Mike Bobo did okay.