UB coach Jeff Quinn noted at Tuesday's news conference that Branden Oliver (30-111) had more than 100 yards rushing against a Georgia team that allowed only one 100-yard rusher all last season. The last player to go triple digits on the Bulldogs? South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore, who was a top Heisman candidate last season before tearing his ACL. Lattimore torched Georgia for 176 yards in the second game of last season.
"I was very proud of our big guys up front," Quinn said of his offensive line. "It speaks volumes to go to Georgia on the road in that hot, humid day and . . . we rushed for 1-yard shy of 200 yards. We had a 100-yard rusher. That’s something that we got to continue to develop and have that mindset no matter who we play that we’re going to be able to run the ball. But physically, we’re much more physical. We’re bigger, we’re stronger, we’re better conditioned."
The Bulls came away from Georgia injury-free.
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While Georgia hasn't allowed many 100-yard rushers of late, its rush defense has been less than stout. The Dawgs gave up 207 yards to LSU in last year's SEC title game and 243 to Georgia Tech the game before that.
-- Bob DiCesare
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