Georgia Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt announced on his radio show that kicker Marshall Morgan will miss his second straight game.
Richt has frequently shot down questions on the subject since Morgan was arrested in late June on boating under the influence charges, saying that he would reveal Morgan’s punishment at the proper time. Apparently that time was Monday night, as Richt confirmed that Morgan would miss a second game — the same punishment spelled out for UGA athletes who are arrested for driving, not boating, under the influence.
Morgan, now a sophomore, handled all the place kicking duties last year. He went 8-14 on field goals and missed four of his 67 point after touchdown attempts.
Patrick Beless kicked in place of Morgan in their season opener against the Clemson Tigers, who made all five extra point attempts but didn’t have a true field goal attempt after a potential chip shot from 20 yards out was botched.
The Tigers would end up taking the high-scoring affair, 38-35, making the suspension even tougher to handle as the upcoming game against the Gamecocks is a must win if the Bulldogs want to stay in any kind of national title contention.