Georgia Bulldogs full team grades after first third of 2014

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Sep 27, 2014; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back

Todd Gurley

(3) runs past Tennessee Volunteers linebacker

Jalen Reeves-Maybin

(34) during the first half at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports


Yards Per Game: 300.25
National Rank: 10th

This is the one part of the Georgia team that has been spectacular this season. You can’t say enough about junior Todd Gurley, who has single-handedly kept Georgia in a couple of games.

Even with some injuries, it’s been a next-man-up situation for the Georgia running backs, and all of them have performed up to expectations. With Sony Michel out indefinitely, Brendan Douglas is going to have to be the next man to become a key part of the offense.

The big question is, how long can Gurley keep up this pace? If he continues to get 20-25 touches per game, it may wear him out as time goes on. Without Gurley, this could be a stagnant offense that is too predictable and easy to defend for teams like Auburn and Florida.

Health will be the key to keeping this rushing attack at the top of the conference.