Kentucky WR Randall Cobb Versus Georgia’s Defense
Georgia’s 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’s career touchdown leader last week with his 33rd. He now has 20 career rushing touchdowns, 11 receiving and two on punt returns.
“What he does is going to influence a lot,” Bulldogs inside linebacker Christian Robinson said. “Where he’s at means something in this offense. They’re not just going to put him somewhere for no reason. He’s going to go in motion. He’s going to move around and try to outnumber us or get us to misalign.”
Cobb is the SEC’s third-leading receiver behind South Carolina’s Alshon Jeffrey and Arkansas’ 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 “Wild Cobb” formation.
Cobb has five career touchdown passes, including one on a fake field goal against Florida.
“Just a playmaker,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said. “A guy you better know where he is at all times just to have a chance. He’s also, I would have to say, the most dangerous holder in America. You just better watch out because he can make plays for you. … It’s just very difficult to try and defend that kid.”
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).
“You’ve got to know where he’s at, that’s for sure,” Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham said. “He’s an explosive guy. He’s dangerous running, throwing and catching. A very good player. They have some other good players that make it difficult to say, `Hey, you’ve got to stop just him.’ We’ll have to play well, we’ll have to play efficiently and we’ll have to know where guys are.”
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