The Run to be a struggle against Auburn

ATHENS – Here's some math that might make a Georgia fan's stomach queasy.

Georgia rushed for 128 yards against South Carolina on Sept. 8.

Arkansas rushed for 541 yards against South Carolina last week.

Arkansas rushed for 67 yards against Auburn on Oct. 13.

Georgia plays Auburn on Saturday.

The No. 18 Tigers (7-3, 4-2) are first in the SEC in scoring defense (14.5 points allowed per game) and third in the league against the run (114 yards allowed per game), but the No. 10 Bulldogs (7-2, 4-2 SEC) will not be intimidated, head coach Mark Richt said.

"We're not going to abort the run that's for sure," Richt said. "We're going to have to keep the balance we've had in the past."

Plenty of things have changed for the Bulldogs since that game against South Carolina. For starters, the offensive line is blocking much better, Richt said. Also, offensive coordinator Mike Bobo and line coach Stacy Searels are becoming better and better at devising the running game plan, Richt said.

"I think between Coach Searels and Coach Bobo the running game is being schemed better," Richt said. "We're doing a better job of handling the safety coming down into the box."

There's also the Knowshon Moreno factor. Moreno has topped 100 yards in each of the last three games and helped Georgia move up to fifth in the SEC in rushing (173.7 yards per game).


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