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Mountaineer Rush-More

December 30, 2005

Atlanta - The Georgia Bulldogs are no stranger to a running quarterback.

With D.J. Shockley at the helm this season, the Dogs received an added rushing threat from the QB position.

Going into Monday nights game with West Virginia in the Sugar Bowl, Shockley has rushed the ball seventy times for 251 yards.

On the other sideline, West Virginia quarterback Pat White has carried the ball over 100 times for 875 yards and seven touchdowns this season.

That's over eight yards a carry, and good enough for second-best on the team.

Georgia's leading rusher Thomas Brown has run for over 200 yards less than White.

UGA head coach Mark Richt says his team will have its hands full containing the Mountaineer running game.

"They are a hard-nosed team. They really run the ball well. I don't know if I've seen a team run the ball that well in a long time. They're a heck of a football team."

Senior DeMario Minter says, "Overall they have a good running game. They have the dual threat, with the running back and the quarterback White. They run the ball really well."

Georgia takes on West Virginia Monday at 8pm in the Sugar bowl.