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    Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall Performances in SEC Championship

    Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall roll into Saturday’s game with 1,858 combined yards and 22 touchdowns. They were supposed to match up against Lacy and Yeldon and yet... Todd Gurley rushed 23 carries for 122, while Keith Marshall had 2 carries for 3 yards. It seems to me that Bulldogs kinda went away with their rushing games little bit and went to the arm of their QB. I noticed that Gurley was getting tired in 3rd quarter, so would it make sense for Marshall to get more carries, and would it impact the game differently if they had used both of the running backs equally? I'm not trying to discount their passing game, but if they had mixed it up with running games, then they would've been up by 2 touchdowns at least? Am I wrong? What do you think?
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    Re: Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall Performances in SEC Championship

    Marshall is really more of a speed back at this point that requires the OL to open up holes. He really can't bust through tackles like Gurley can. That's why he wasn't seen as much during the game.

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    Re: Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall Performances in SEC Championship

    Richt said before the game that Gurley was going to be the featured back, and Marshall would just spell him if need be. Yeah, that's completely away from the plan they've used most of the year...

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    Re: Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall Performances in SEC Championship

    So, what has been working all years long, they decided to move away from that, and let Gurley be featured back? I think it hurted them in a way, because if its not broken, why fix it? This reminds me of LSU in BCS championship game and how LSU called their plays...... If they had mixed up their running game, who knows? I just thought Marshall deserved to play more in the game... His numbers doesn't lie.
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    Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall Performances in SEC Championship

    Well, when there is blatant holding by UGa the game should have been close. They were pulling Mosely all night long. But we won...
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    Re: Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall Performances in SEC Championship

    I think they went with what was working for them . Murry had the hot hand and our secondary was the weakest part of our defense. They did use the run the most when Jessie was out for awhile and was more successful until he came back in if I remember correctly.

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    Re: Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall Performances in SEC Championship

    Gurley was effective though and seemed to be getting stronger as the game went on. I think that Richt absolutely made the right call considering the circumstances.

    This is really the first time that UGA has gone against a run defense like Alabama's this season. I doubt that Marshall would have been capable of making the runs that Gurley was ripping off.

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    Re: Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall Performances in SEC Championship

    Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall roll into Saturday’s game with 1,858 combined yards and 22 touchdowns. They were supposed to match up against Lacy and Yeldon and yet... Todd Gurley rushed 23 carries for 122, while Keith Marshall had 2 carries for 3 yards. It seems to me that Bulldogs kinda went away with their rushing games little bit and went to the arm of their QB. I noticed that Gurley was getting tired in 3rd quarter, so would it make sense for Marshall to get more carries, and would it impact the game differently if they had used both of the running backs equally? I'm not trying to discount their passing game, but if they had mixed it up with running games, then they would've been up by 2 touchdowns at least? Am I wrong? What do you think?
    Tiny text is bad!!! lol I don't know if they didn't give marshall enough of a chance but they sure didn't use the combo to the extent i thought they would.
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    Re: Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall Performances in SEC Championship

    Gurley was running through us at times. No need to not give him the rock. He broke a lot tackles

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    Re: Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall Performances in SEC Championship

    Quote Originally Posted by JBama_in_PCOLA View Post
    Well, when there is blatant holding by UGa the game should have been close. They were pulling Mosely all night long. But we won...
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    Re: Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall Performances in SEC Championship

    Gurley can ball. He could play on my team any day. I like how he runs the ball not to mention he was doing it against maybe the best run defense in the nation. I would not trade Yeldon for him but he will be a threat for 2 more years.

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    But but... Dial hit Murray... hard
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