Todd Gurley Trolls Georgia Tech So Hard
When our collective worst fear regarding Todd Gurley’s knee was confirmed a few weeks ago, Georgia head coach Mark Richt spoke glowingly of the star running back. The most obvious and accurate summation Richt offered: He loved the big games.
Although the legitimacy of the Georgia/Georgia Tech rivalry can be debated, the 2013 matchup was a big game if for no other reason than the large deficit that the Dawgs found themselves facing with a first-time starter at quarterback. In this particular instance, Todd’s love vested itself in all-out trolling of Georgia Tech.
As I watched this game, I was never terribly concerned. Georgia had trailed Auburn (a much, much, much, much, much better team than Georgia Tech) on the road in a much, much, much, much, much more hostile environment by a similar margin and made things pretty damn interesting. Sure, Aaron Murray wasn’t playing at Bobby Dodd Stadium against the Jackets and he did lead the comeback against the War Eagling Tigers. But this was Georgia Tech, not Auburn,
Even without Murray, the general consensus among Georgia fans was: Just wait for Gurley.
And he made us wait.
Through the game’s first 28 minutes Todd Gurley had eight touches for just 25 yards of offense. Then, on Georgia’s final drive of the first half he hauled in two passes for 22 yards and a score. Gurley was a non-factor again in the third quarter, accounting for just seven yards on three touches. And then, he was back. In a big way.
Three of his six fourth quarter touches resulted in either a first down or a touchdown. The overtime came, and Todd Gurley’s statistical line was unblemished:
4 carries, 50 yards, 2 TDs.
Yeah, he loved the big games.
Here are those four overtime plays. It’s all Georgia needed to cap off a brilliant comeback.
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