The Georgia Bulldogs travel to Nashville, Tennessee this weekend for an SEC matchup with Vanderbilt. The Commodores, losers of their last 5 games, will face off against a Georgia offense that averages 502.3 yards a game.
The Bulldogs’ rushing attack, led by Daijun Edwards and Kendall Milton, look to continue their success this weekend on the ground after an impressive 173 total rushing yards against a strong Kentucky run-defense. Milton spoke with the media this week and said that he and Edwards have a relationship in which they “push each other every day.” When describing Edwards’ play style, he said, “He’s a super patient runner. When the hole opens up, he takes full advantage of it.” He gave Edwards the nickname of “Frank, like Frank Gore” because of his ability to be a “downhill runner.”
Edwards also spoke with the media, and when discussing the keys to his signature “deadleg,” as Milton calls it, he said that his “shoulders and the head fake” are what makes it so effective. The duo combined for 101 yards last weekend against Kentucky with a touchdown by Milton late in the second quarter.
Both the players and coaches are expecting cooler, windy conditions for this weekend’s noon kickoff, which could lead Georgia to rely on the run game more than usual. Georgia averages 152.7 rushing yards a game through five games. Expect that number to rise this weekend on a Vanderbilt defense that gave up 215 yards rushing in Gainesville against Florida last week.
With Georgia’s strong fanbase likely turning FirstBank Stadium into a sea of red and black, in addition to Vanderbilt’s recent struggles, look for the Bulldogs to get ahead early and have a majority of the depth chart getting in the game by the fourth quarter.