Friday, November 30, 2012

SECCG - ground attack

This Barrett Sallee preview of the rushing game for both Georgia and Alabama follows the expected script.
Two things give Alabama the edge on the ground in this one—its solid offensive line and Lacy's experience.
The Crimson Tide offensive line is widely regarded as one of the top units in the country. Center Barrett Jones, guards Chance Warmack and Anthony Steenand tackles D.J. Fluker and Cyrus Kouandjio haven't lived up to expectations in the pass-blocking department, but they've been stellar in the run game all year.
Georgia's offensive line has been better lately, but the inconsistency may pop up again—especially against a defensive front seven like Alabama boasts.
But there's one thing Gurley and Marshall have that Yeldon and Lacy don't - Aaron Murray's passing game. Georgia ranks 4th in the league in passing and Bama ranks 9th. I think Bobo has the luxury of being able to use the pass to open up some run lanes. If that happens I like our chances on the ground as well.