Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley (3) runs the ball against the North Texas Mean Green during the first half at Sanford Stadium. Georgia defeated North Texas 45-21. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Todd Gurley injures ankle


Georgia Bulldogs star running back Todd Gurley could miss the remainder of today’s huge SEC battle against the LSU Tigers, as College Football Talk’s Chris Huston reports that Gurley injured his ankle near the end of a 23-yard scamper. Huston described the injury as Gurley turning his ankle, and Gurley was sent to Georgia’s locker room.

Prior to the injury, Todd Gurley was destroying LSU’s defense with a whopping 73 rushing yards on eight carries, which is an incredible 9.1 yards per carry average. Georgia has one of the most dynamic rushing duos in the country, and backup Keith Marshall is also having a fantastic day with 70 yards on the ground on nine carries. Marshall is a great player in his own right, so the Georgia running game will stil be excellent even if Gurley can’t return. However, he is such a great player that losing him in this kind of a game would still be a significant blow, so here’s to hoping for a speedy return from the star RB.

Georgia has 143 total rushing yards already, while the LSU Tigers haven’t even averaged a full yard per carry. Jeremy Hill leads the way with 24 rushing yards on ten carries, but the rushing average is definitely skewed since Zach Mettenberger is credited with -12 rushing yards on two carries in the official statbook.

No. 9 Georgia leads No. 6 LSU 24-17 at the half following a one-year QB sneak from Aaron Murray, who is averaging 8.6 yards per attempt today but is  bested by Mettenberger’s outstanding 10-15, 142-yard line.

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