Georgia’s win over Tennessee on Saturday keeps getting costlier and costlier.
Bulldogs coach Mark Richt confirmed to the media on Sunday that running back Keith Marshall and wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley will miss the remainder of the season due to ACL injuries suffered against the Volunteers.
The speedy Scott-Wesley is currently Georgia’s second-leading receiver with 16 catches for 311 yards and two touchdowns. He’s averaging 19.4 yards per catch this season and is adept at using his track speed to stretch the field. Marshall is Georgia’s oft-used, second-leading rusher with 246 yards and one touchdown. With starting tailback Todd Gurley out due to an ankle injury, Marshall was being relied upon to carry the load. That task will now fall to others, something Richt remarked upon when discussing the injuries.
“We’ve just got to dig deep and give some other guys opportunity, get them repped up and make some plays,” Richt said.
That should mean more work for freshman J.J. Green at running back and freshman Reggie Davis at wide out. Green played very well against Tennessee, rushing for 129 yards on 17 carries, while Davis is averaging 42 yards on his four catches so far this season.
While these two and others get up to speed, Richt might want to consider ensconcing quarterback Aaron Murray in bubble wrap.