RBU: Georgia could be represented at starting running back for both Super Bowl LIII teams
Super Bowl LIII may finally end any debate regarding the status of Running Back U. If you didn’t know already, Georgia holds the crown.
The latest evidence will come during the most watched football game of the year as the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams are set to square off in Super Bowl LIII from Atlanta. Considering the game is being held near Athens, it’s pretty ironic that both teams are poised to start running backs from Georgia.
The Patriots earned a tough 37-31 overtime road win at Kansas City in the AFC Championship Game to advance to the Super Bowl thanks in large part to the efforts of Sony Michel. Michel rushed the ball 29 times for 113 yards and two scores on Sunday. That pushes his postseason total to five rushing touchdowns — most by any rookie in a single postseason in NFL history.
The Rams didn’t utilize Todd Gurley nearly as much on Sunday in the NFC Championship Game, he had only 10 yards on four carries but he did score a touchdown for Los Angeles, which was crucial in his team’s 26-23 overtime win in New Orleans. The status of the 2017 AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year will likely be a big storyline heading into Super Bowl LIII.
Either way, it’s remarkable that both of these running backs were on the same roster at Georgia. Following the final results of the NFL’s Championship Weekend, one of their Georgia teammates weighed in on the upcoming Dawg vs. Dawg Super Bowl.
— Keith Marshall (@Truthh4) January 21, 2019