William McFadden looks at the run production of Georgia’s 2016 season, and notes that
- Georgia ran the ball 533 times in 2016, the fourth most in the SEC
- Rushing yards per game (SEC rank): 191.23 (9)
- Rushing TDs: 18 (12)
- Yards/Carry: 4.66 (9)
From there, he states the obvious.
To do that, Georgia needs its backs to be productive and its maligned line to play better. That’s easier said than done, however.
With the talent that the Bulldogs have, any improvement along the line should produce significantly better results.
Without at least competent offensive line play, it’s hard to see how Georgia’s running game, even with what appears to be as impressive an amount of depth as any team in the country, significantly improves over last season’s mediocre production. And before you say that a better passing game would help the backs’ chances, remember somebody has to block for Eason, too.