Injuries impacting No. 7 Georgia's title hopes

Oct. 6, 2013 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Forgive Georgia coach Mark Richt for not feeling overly enthusiastic in the wake of Saturday's overtime victory over Tennessee that preserved his team's national title hopes.

Richt says he wasn't "really in the celebrating mood" after seeing so many of his players get hurt in a 34-31 triumph. The injuries give No. 7 Georgia (4-1, 3-0 SEC) reason for concern heading into Saturday's game with No. 25 Missouri (5-0, 1-0).

Georgia running back Keith Marshall and wide receivers Michael Bennett and Justin Scott-Wesley all injured their right knees. A concussion knocked out punter Collin Barber. Georgia already was playing without injured running back Todd Gurley and safeties Tray Matthews and Connor Norman.

Richt says he couldn't remember one of his teams ever having so many injuries in one game.


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