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Georgia star TB Todd Gurley to return for game against Gators



While Florida will be using a freshman to replace its starting RB on Saturday, Georgia is getting its best TB back just in time for the Gators.

Georgia's Todd Gurley, who has been out with an ankle injury since Sept. 28, is expected to play when Florida and Georgia meet in their annual rivalry on Saturday afternoon at EverBank Field in Jacksonville.

"After (Monday), I'm convinced (that he's going to play against Florida)." Georgia coach Mark Richt said. "He's a great player. He's a guy that usually if you block for zero yards, he gets about two or three. If you block for three or four, he gets about seven or eight. If you block it just right, anything can happen. He's a very good pass protector, and he's improved a lot on route running and ball catching. He's a complete back, and he's a dynamic player really. Hopefully he's 100 percent and we can get him some space to see what he can do."

Gurley will return at a time when the Gators' defense is trying to bounce back from a game against Missouri in which it gave up 500 total yards - 205 on the ground.

Georgia WR Michael Bennett (meniscus) and S Tray Matthews (hamstring strain) are also expected to return.

"I think right now Tray would be a bonus for us if he can, in fact, go full speed," Richt said. "I'm not saying that he wouldn't play, but I'm just saying that we're still planning without him, but he is getting some reps. The more he shows that we can do it, the better shot that he'll have at playing in the game."


[Last modified: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 5:27pm]


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