Georgia football: Kendall Milton breaks out vs Oregon

Georgia football spread the ball around against Oregon but Kendall Milton stood out above the rest.

Some Georgia football fans were skeptical about Kendall Milton making an impact this season after getting dinged up in the off-season. Even after his father tweeted the words “he’s fine”, fans kept using terms like “injury prone.” Well, Milton proved just how healthy he is on Saturday.

Milton had 68 all-purpose yards (No.3 on the team), averaged 7.6 yards per touch (No. 9 on the team), and scored two touchdowns (tied for No. 2 on the team). That said there was one metric Milton led all other offensive players (with a usage of ten percent or more) in, EPA (the value of a given play). Milton had an EPA of 1.926, according to CollegeFootballData.com.

This shows that plays where he had the ball in his hands were  worth more than when it was in someone else’s. He made the best of his nine touches and that should mean even more in the near future.

If that’s not enough, his 6.3 yards per carry should be. This is up from his 4.7 average a year ago. Milton also had one catch for 18 yards. Last season he had two catches for five yards. This shows that Milton has improved in both his rushing and receiving abilities.

Georgia football has a dynamic duo at running back with Milton and Kenny McIntosh or KM² if you will. The two combined for 203 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday. Opposing defenses are going to have their hands full with these two.

That said, don’t sleep on Milton as a dynamic running back in his own right. There’s a reason he was able to score a rushing touchdown as well as one receiving. He can do it all. So naysayers beware. Milton is healthy and he’s going to be hell for opposing defenses.

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