Can Bulldogs survive injuries?

A look at whether UGA can stay on title track minus key offensive weapons

Updated: October 7, 2013, 12:50 PM ET
By KC Joyner | ESPN Insider

Aaron MurrayAP Photo/John BazemoreCan Aaron Murray and the Bulldogs' offense weather the storm of injuries?

There may not be a unit in college football that has suffered a larger number of impact-player injuries than the Georgia Bulldogs' offense.

Following the season-ending ACL injury in Week 1 to top vertical wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell, running back Keith Marshall and wideout Justin Scott-Wesley went down last week with season-ending ACL tears. And that's not even taking into account injuries to receiver Michael Bennett (knee), who's out at least one week and possibly more, and lead rusher Todd Gurley (ankle), who's questionable for this week's game against Missouri. 

Every team uses the mantra of "next man up" when it comes to injuries, but when the physical woes start piling up to this extent, that adage can get stretched to the breaking point.

Is Georgia at that breaking point? Or do the Bulldogs have enough offensive depth to weather this injury storm and keep their SEC and BCS title hopes alive?

Let's take a look at what the game tape and numbers have to say.


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