D’Andre Swift shows he can be the thunder and the lightning in Georgia offense

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D'Andre Swift ran for 98 yards in Georgia's win over Notre Dame.

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Even without explosive plays, D’Andre Swift still shines in Georgia football win over Notre Dame

The game-breaking run didn’t come from D’Andre Swift. He never really got into a position to turn on the jets and leave the Notre Dame defenders in the dust. After hovering at around 10 yards per carry in the first three games, Swift averaged only 5.44 yards per attempt in the win over Notre Dame.

Swift had to grind out his 98 rushing yards in Georgia’s win over Notre Dame. It took him a career-high 18 carries to get to that mark.

But even though Swift has had statistically better performances, the junior running back’s play was still eye-opening. In Kirby Smart’s post-game press conference, Swift was the first player Smart spoke about.

“There were some really large hearts out there tonight,” Smart said. “One, D’Andre Swift who ran the ball with passion, guts, just relentless effort.”

Later on, Smart went into greater detail on his star running back.

“That was the heart of a warrior. He ran so hard and did a great job,” Smart said. “He played with passion, energy, and toughness, and he had a good offensive line in front of him.”

That offensive line that Swift was running behind was patchworked together for much of the night. Starting left guard Solomon Kindley left the game with a lower left leg injury, while Isaiah Wilson was held out of the first half with an ankle injury.

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