WATCH: Why Georgia has the best backfield in college football
ATHENS — Could this Georgia football team have the best running game in the nation?
It’s a fair question to ask when one considers the powerful and deep offensive line, and the depth of great backs running behind it.
UGA led the SEC in rushing last season, and it’s hard to imagine any team in the league rushing for more yards in 2019.
As much knowledge and passing accuracy as third-year starting quarterback Jake Fromm brings to the table, it seems like playing power football would be playing to the proven talent on the Bulldogs’ roster.
Whether it’s dynamic D’Andre Swift, hard-charging Brian Herrien, electric James Cook, powerful Zamir White or versatile Kenny McIntosh, it seems like Georgia has the bases covered.
As if the backs needed to do more, it’s worth noting they are all capable pass catchers and utilized on special teams.
Veteran beat writer Mike Griffith talked at length about the Bulldogs’ runners, comparing them to some of the greatest backs in football that he’s run across at other places, from Barry Sanders, to Shaun Alexander and Alvin Kamara.
None of those backs ran behind an offensive line as big or celebrated as the one Georgia features this season, either.
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