Gamecocks ready for Georgia's rush attack
COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) -- There's no secret as to how Georgia's offense operates, especially with a plethora of running backs all capable of playing at the next level. But just because South Carolina knows the Bulldogs will try to run the ball down their throats doesn't make it any easier.
"I think they have a good coach and the offensive line is pretty good," said TJ Brunson on Tuesday. "The (running)backs themselves are really good backs. So when you combined all three and you have an issue with Georgia."
Ranked tenth in the nation for rushing yards, the Bulldogs are averaging 284 yds/gm. Senior running back Nick Chubb leads the team in carries (120), yards (765) and rushing touchdowns (9) but is one one of many backs that have appeared in Georgia's backfield. In fact seven Bulldogs have rushed for at least one touchdown this season as the team has gained 2272 yards on the ground with 25 rushing touchdowns.
"Stop the run and get off the field on third-down (those are) really the biggest keys," said Brunson, who leads South Carolina in total tackles with 59. "Make them use their quarterback."
The Gamecocks rank 40th in the country in rush defense allowing just over 137 yds/gm. They've allowed eight rushing touchdowns this season, which is tied for fourth best in the SEC.