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Unit Breakdown: Georgia Offense

We continue our unit-by-unit breakdown of Georgia with the Dawgs’ offense. 

National Rankings

  • Total Offense: 27th
  • Scoring Offense: T-18
  • PassingOffense: 33rd
  • RushingOffense: 42nd

Conference Rankings

  • Total Offense: 3rd
  • Scoring Offense: 3rd
  • Passing Offense: 3rd
  • Rushing Offense: 4th

Play of the Year:

WR Malcolm Mitchell- Florida vs. Georgia
With seven minutes left in the fourth quarter, the Dawgs lead the Gators 10-9. On third and five, Murray with pressure in his face throws a strike to WR Malcolm Mitchell, who takes it 45 yards to the house to put Georgia up 17-9.

Impact Players:

QB Aaron Murray- The Dawgs’ offense is led by junior  and three-year starter Aaron Murray, who was second in the nation in QB rating with a 172.4 QPR this season. Murray threw for 3,466 yards (third in the SEC) and threw 31 touchdowns (first in the SEC). Murray averaged 267 yards passing on the year. Mel Kiper says he thinks Murray could go in the second or third round should he enter the NFL draft after this season. 

RB Todd Gurley- Only a freshman, Gurley led the SEC in rushing this season with 1,260 yards and 16 touchdowns. Gurley averaged 97 yards per game this season and was named to the AP All-SEC Team,the Freshman All-SEC Team and the Freshman All-American Team. The Future looks bright for this young running back and for Georgia. 

WR Tavares King- King was Murray’s favorite target this season, gaining 846 yards and eight touchdowns through the air for Georgia. King had multiple big time performances this year, one coming against Kentucky where he caught the ball nine times for 188 yards and two touchdowns. 

RB Keith Marshall- As the one of the top rated running backs in the country coming out of high school, Georgia fans had high expectations for Marshall and he surpassed them. Marshall rushed the ball for 723 yards and eight touchdowns in a complimentary role to Todd Gurley. Marshall rushed for over 100 yards in three games this season and became known as a big-play back. Marshall had touchdown runs of 75 yards, 62 yards and 52 yards. Marshall and Gurley, otherwise known as “Gurshall,” will be a force in the SEC for the next few seasons. 

Notes:

  • Gurley and Marshall combined for 1,983 rushing yards (second in the SEC). Gurley scored 12 of his 16 touchdowns from inside the red zone while Marshall scored four of his eight touchdowns from outside the 50-yard line. 
  • The Dawgs had the best rushing attack and passing attack in the SEC in the third quarter this season.
  • Georgia had the best second half passing offense and the best first and third down passing attack in the SEC this season.
  • The Georgia offense scored over 36 points in nine games this year. 

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