The Georgia Bulldogs led only 24-16 at halftime before pulling away for a 45-23 win over the Buffalo Bulls on Saturday in Athens, GA. Freshman running back Todd Gurley ran for 100 yards and scored three touchdowns. Gurley (6-1, 218) became Georgia’s first freshman to run for 100 yards in his first game since Danny Ware ran for 135 yards against Georgia Southern in 2004.
Another freshman, Keith Marshall, had 10 carries for 46 yards and starter Ken Malcome had six carries for 32 yards before hurting his left hand in the third quarter. Georgia QB Aaron Murray completed 15 of 26 passes 258 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions including a 63 yard to Tavarres King and a nice touch pass to Rantavious Wooten for 38 yards.
If Georgia wants to avoid a road loss at Mizzou next weekend, they’ll need to fix their run defense. Buffalo ran 70 plays and had 199 yards rushing. “It wasn’t pretty,” Richt said. “We better play better than that next week, or we’ll be coming back sad.”