Gurley shines in Dawgs debut

By: Jake Young Email
By: Jake Young Email

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Athens, GA -- There's little doubt that Georgia missed its quartet of suspended defensive players Saturday, led by All-American Bacarri Rambo, but i bet you didn't hear too many people sad about the absence of Isaiah Crowell at Sanford Stadium.

That's because of the emergence of Todd Gurley.

The freshman running back has seen little to no pub since he got to Athens, but with Ken Malcome leaving the game with an injury, Mark Richt turned to Gurley.

First came a ten yard touchdown scamper, followed by a 100 yard kick off return and closed out with a 50-yard touchdown jaunt.

In the end, it was a 100 yard game in his first official appearance in the red and black.

Gurley said, "He (Coach Richt) just told us, 'Don't worry about trying to do stuff for your family or your fans. Just go out there and do what you do. Block everything out, and God, whatever he has planned for you, that will take care of itself."

The Dawgs and Gurley have a much tougher test next week.

They open their SEC schedule at new conference member Missouri Saturday night under the lights.

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