It hasn’t even been a week since Georgia’s brutal loss to Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, but the Bulldogs’ use of their running backs has made an interesting comparison to what another team in the Peach State is doing: the Atlanta Falcons.
ESPN college football analyst Booger McFarland was quick to point out that the Falcons, much like the Bulldogs, were giving the ball to the wrong running back.
Tevin Coleman has been the better back today yet they keep feeding Freeman much like Sony Michel was better Monday night but they kept feeding Chubb. Must be a Georgia thing 🤷🏿♂️
— Booger (@ESPNBooger) January 14, 2018
Sony Michel was the better of Georgia’s running backs against the Crimson Tide, rushing for 98 yards on 14 carries, while Nick Chubb was limited to 25 yards on 18 attempts.
The same was true for the Falcons. Coleman, on 10 rushes, went for 79 yards. Freeman was held to 7 yards on 10 carries. The Falcons ended up losing 15-10 to the Philadelphia Eagles.