To a lesser but still significant extent, the Tar Heels ran over them.
"It kind of played out the way it did and kind of fit both their personalities", he said. As we know, this was a way for Smart to see who could best read the defense and play off of it in game time but it also led to some confusion and not knowing which QB to back and when. The true junior running back eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark in the wake of Nick Chubb going down with a season-ending injury in October. The two combined for 152 yards and one touchdown on 16 carries, with the pair averaging a staggering 9.5 yards per carry. North Carolina, though Eason played extensively.
Georgia announced the decision by coach Kirby Smart on Friday.
"We've got to perform better".
"It was frustrating", McKenzie said. "We just wanted to get back out there". "It's like that first scrimmage where you go in and you tackle live, and you worry you'll have a lot of missed tackles".
This is the season opener for Nicholls State.
Jacob Eason named Georgia's starting QB for Week 2
Georgia relied on Chubb to run out the clock. The Colonels, who went 3-8 past year, will try to do what North Carolina couldn't do: stop Georgia's rushing attack. Chubb will run off for more than 100 yards in the first half, Eason will get more experience, and the backups will come in for the Dawgs in the second half. Defensively, Georgia is allowing 24 points and 315 yards per game. They're two different-type kids.
"He feels much more conditioned and stronger as a running back", Smart said.
Joining them in the 10-member class were National Basketball Association and worldwide star Yao Ming, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, WNBA star Sheryl Swoopes, executive Jerry Reinsdorf, NAIA coaching legend John McLendon (posthumous), former referee Darell Garretson (posthumous), ABA standout Zelmo Beaty (posthumous) and early African-American pioneer Cumberland Posey (posthumous). "It gave us some issues". "I was quoted (Wednesday) as saying that we've got to make a decision". Again, it's a situation for us where we feel like both young men did a good job.
Well, Chubb could probably set a single-game record for rushing, but the Bulldogs probably won't need him past the first quarter.
"Sony wasn't out there, and Nick was getting limited reps", Smart said. Freshman Brian Herrien had 47 yards rushing. "We just have to come ready to play and put our hard hats on".
Georgia Bulldogs fans won't have to wait long to see their top recruit at quarterback take the field as Jacob Eason is set to start Saturday against Nicholls State according to a report by Marc Weiszer of the Athens Banner-Herald.