Georgia has a pair of 6-foot-5 offensive tackles. Its starting offensive line averages 323.8 pounds.
Coastal Carolina’s front four on defense averages 252.5 pounds. Defensive tackle Jeffrey Salley is listed at 5-8, 260.
“They are massive,” Coastal Carolina coach David Bennett said of Georgia.
Starting Coastal ends Jamel Davis and Quinton Davis both are 235 pounds. Defensive tackle Chad McField is the heaviest starter at 280 pounds.
“I think it would play to our advantage to try to run the ball,” Georgia offensive guard Chris Burnette said. “We are a lot bigger. I think that’s going to be in the plans to run the ball as much as possible.”
Georgia’s big offensive line will get a chance to block for a new starter this week in freshman Isaiah Crowell, who had 118 rushing yards on 16 carries last week
“Crowell might be one of the finest tailbacks I’ve ever seen on film,” Bennett said.
Coastal Carolina held Catawaba to 66 rushing yards last week.
“We’re just not going to be able to line up and say `Hey, OK, we’re a college team and you’re a high school team and we’re going to dominate you,” Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray said. “It’s not like that at all. They’re very talented.”
Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said Coastal Carolina has players that are there not because they are not good football players, but because they didn’t have the height of weight to play major college football.
“They can run and they will hit,” Bobo said. “Really, you look at their size and you’re like we’re going to be able to pound, we’re going to be able to run, but they give you problems because they move and they slant and they twist and that can give big guys problems at times when little guys are moving around. We’ve got to do a good job on handling our assignments and taking the right fundamental steps.”