Kentucky WR Randall Cobb Versus Georgia’s Defense
Georgia‚Äôs defensive players will keep their eyes wherever No. 18 goes tonight.
Receiver Randall Cobb is a versatile threat in an assortment of ways. The 5-foot-11, 186-pound junior became Kentucky‚Äôs career touchdown leader last week with his 33rd. He now has 20 career rushing touchdowns, 11 receiving and two on punt returns.
‚ÄúWhat he does is going to influence a lot,‚Äù Bulldogs inside linebacker Christian Robinson said. ‚ÄúWhere he‚Äôs at means something in this offense. They‚Äôre not just going to put him somewhere for no reason. He‚Äôs going to go in motion. He‚Äôs going to move around and try to outnumber us or get us to misalign.”
Cobb is the SEC‚Äôs third-leading receiver behind South Carolina‚Äôs Alshon Jeffrey and Arkansas‚Äô Greg Childs. Cobb has 40 catches for 466 yards and five touchdowns. He ranks fifth in the SEC in receiving yards.
He also is a threat on direct snaps in the ‚ÄúWild Cobb‚Äù formation.
Cobb has five career touchdown passes, including one on a fake field goal against Florida.
‚ÄúJust a playmaker,‚Äù Georgia coach Mark Richt said. ‚ÄúA guy you better know where he is at all times just to have a chance. He‚Äôs also, I would have to say, the most dangerous holder in America. You just better watch out because he can make plays for you. ‚Ä¶ It‚Äôs just very difficult to try and defend that kid.‚Äù
Cobb is third in the SEC in all-purpose yards (165.0), fourth in punt returns (9.8 avg.), 10th in kickoff returns (23.4 avg.) and sixth in scoring (8.3 points per game).
‚ÄúYou‚Äôve got to know where he‚Äôs at, that‚Äôs for sure,‚Äù Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham said. ‚ÄúHe‚Äôs an explosive guy. He‚Äôs dangerous running, throwing and catching. A very good player. They have some other good players that make it difficult to say, `Hey, you‚Äôve got to stop just him.‚Äô We‚Äôll have to play well, we‚Äôll have to play efficiently and we‚Äôll have to know where guys are.‚Äù
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