The 13th ranked Bulldogs will face No. 23 Missouri this Saturday in an SEC East game. Georgia needs some key wins in the conference to get themselves back in to the playoff picture. Gurley lead the Bulldogs with 773 rushing yards, 8 touchdowns, and 8.2 average yards per carry. Gurley not only is hurting opponents fro the backfield, but also has 11 receptions, and a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
Gurley is coming off a 163 yard game against Vanderbilt, and also threw a 50-yard pass in the game. The Heisman favorite leads the SEC with 154.6 yards per game, and second nationally with 194.6 all-purpose yards. The Georgia Bulldogs are expected to struggle in conference play without the threat of Gurley on offense.
The Bulldogs will turn to Nick Chubb (224 yards), Sony Michel (223 yards), Brendan Douglas (47 yards), and Keith Marshall (24 yards) to fill in the hole that this suspension creates. All 4 are either freshmen or sophomores. Add in the that Georgia is beginning a tough road stretch that includes Arkansas, Kentucky, and a rivalry game with Florida. Gurley is ranked 9th on Mel Kiper's NFL Draft Board, but is expected to drop following this incident.