Georgia outlasts Tennessee after career day from Todd Gurley


The Georgia Bulldogs survived a tight game with the Tennessee Volunteers thanks to an insane day from running back Todd Gurley.

Gurley rushed for a career-high 208 yards on 28 carries and scored two touchdowns–including a 51-yard score.

Without Gurley’s performance there’s an extremely good chance that the Bulldogs could have been handed their second loss this season, as the Volunteers were down just three points after a Justin Worley pass to Marquez North went for six points with 4:27 left in the game. The touchdown put the score at 35-32, where it would stay for the remainder of the game.

Tennesse tried to get the ball back immediately after with an onside kick, but the Bulldogs managed to recover and handed the ball to Gurley for the final six plays of the game to run out the clock. Gurley’s performance in the final few minutes was still impressive, as he managed to pick up a pair of first downs and run out the clock despite three timeouts called on the drive.

Georgia quarterback Hutson Mason had a poor showing in this one, throwing for just 147 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. He was 16/25 passing and averaged 5.9 yards per pass on the game.

Conversely, Tennessee QB Justin Worley was extremely efficient for the Volunteers. He threw three touchdowns and no picks while racking up 264 yards through the air.

In the end, the rushing attack behind Todd Gurley won this game for the Bulldogs, and with the 35-32 victory the team is now 3-1 overall and 1-1 in the SEC. Next week the Dawgs take on Vanderbilt at home at 4:00 p.m.