I keep saying that manball isn’t inherently good or bad, in and of itself. It’s an approach, not an offensive scheme. So don’t shake your head when I tell you I endorse what Nathan has to say here:
For those of you who are sick and tired of man ball (TM Senator Blutarsky) this is not the chart you want to see. In many ways, it makes sense for UGA’s coaches to run the ball against this Gator D. They are better defending the pass than the run both in efficiency and explosiveness metrics, and have been below average nationally at YPC on the year. For those of you expecting an offensive revolution this weekend, I’d advise you to start drinking heavily. Coley and Co. may well get more creative, but there’s nothing in the numbers I can see here that would say it’s a good idea to try and peak Kliff Kigsbury the Gators.
Georgia runs the ball better than Florida, defends the run better than Florida and the team that finished with the most rushing yards has won every Cocktail Party game this decade. Sure, the Dawgs’ passing attack needs some polish, but run the damned ball and stop the run seems like a solid place to start Georgia’s game plan tomorrow.