Georgia Tech has a dynamic duo at running back
Outside of Sims on offense, maybe my biggest concern is Tech’s duo of young, talented running backs.
True Freshman and highly sought after 2020 recruit Jahmyr Gibbs leads the way for Georgia Tech. After not playing in the season opener against Florida State, Gibbs has been electric in all facets of the game for the Yellow Jackets.
Gibbs is averaging 5.2 yards per carry and has a score on the ground. He has also been a great weapon as a receiver, accounting for 2 touchdowns at a 14.3 yard per reception clip.
The 5’11,” 200-pound back is speedy, elusive, and is going to be a problem for the Cards.
Gibbs’ backfield mate is former Louisville recruit Jamious Griffin.
After seeing limited touches a year ago, Griffin has become one of the feature backs in Collins’ system. His game can be likened to Gibbs’. He’s speedy, elusive, and a constant threat as a check-down guy out of the backfield.
I discussed how Sims has some serious wheels, but if I’m Louisville, my main concern is containing Tech’s backs. The Paul Johnson Georgia Tech triple option attack is gone, but the notion that the Jackets are still going to run a ton is still there.