(Missouri Football App) – The Tigers may be catching Georgia at the right time.
Georgia enters Saturday’s game bruised and banged up. Running back Keith Marshall and receiver Justin Scott-Wesley are out for the season with knee injuries. Receiver Michael Bennett also injured his knee and is expected to miss the contest against Mizzou. Playmaker Todd Gurley may not play Saturday due an injured ankle.
Gurley is an explosive back whose presence adds another dynamic to the Georgia offense. As to whether Gurley will play, head coach Mark Richt said the team is taking a wait and see approach.
"He's getting better. It [the ankle] didn't really swell all that bad,” Richt said. “It's one thing to be able to run straight, and it's one thing to be able to change directions, but it's another thing to be able to run the way he runs the ball when you start getting two and three guys trying to knock you back and you're driving through people. You start adding all the resistance of that weight and that becomes a problem, so we just want to make sure he's really healthy before coming back."
The injuries mean the task facing the Missouri defense appears to be somewhat easier. Quarterback Aaron Murray is the SEC’s all time leading passer, but can he have a big day with Georgia’s biggest weapons on the sideline?