Sunday, November 3, 2013
Week 10 helmet stickers
By David Ching
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It's time to hand out helmet stickers for standout individual performances in Georgia's 23-20 win over Florida on Saturday.
Todd Gurley: What can we say about Gurley that hasn't already been said 100 times before? The sophomore running back ignited Georgia's offense in the first quarter, scoring both of the Bulldogs' first two touchdowns en route to a 20-0 lead by the opening seconds of the second period. He ran out of gas later, but finished with 187 yards of total offense -- 100 rushing and 87 receiving -- and Georgia simply would not have won the game without his presence in the backfield.
Garrison Smith: Georgia limited the Gators to 3.5 yards per carry and sacked quarterback Tyler Murphy four times thanks to a strong presence up front. The leader of that group was undoubtedly senior defensive end Smith, who was a regular visitor to the Florida backfield, accounting for 2.5 of those sacks.
Aaron Murray: The senior quarterback played his cleanest game yet against the Gators (the only turnover on his rap sheet was a lateral that tight end Arthur Lynch dropped, which officially counted as a Murray fumble), and that made all the difference in the final outcome. With Gurley struggling to bring the same punch as he wore down, Murray had to carry the offense alone and did a good enough job to win. His 258 yards and one touchdown on Saturday helped Murray finish his career 3-1 against Florida, making him just the third Bulldogs quarterback since the 1940s to post three wins against Florida.