I mentioned yesterday that this could be the best pass receiving backfield Mark Richt’s ever had. Marc Weiszer marshalls (see what I did there?) the evidence, and it’s pretty compelling stuff.
Consider that tailback Keith Marshall and fullback Quayvon Hicks each already have longer receptions in only two games than any Georgia running back since 2003.
Digest the fact that when Marshall and Todd Gurley scored on touchdown catches in a 41-30 win over South Carolina on Sept. 7, it was the first time two Georgia tailbacks had done that in the same game since Patrick Pass and Robert Edwards in 1997…
… Marshall already has nearly matched his receiving yards total from last year.
He has four catches for 82 yards after having 11 for 91 last season…
… Georgia already has eight catches for 152 yards and two touchdowns in two games from its running backs this year after having 32 catches for 242 yards and a touchdown last season in 14 games. Gurley accounted for 16 of those catches in 2012.
And, boy, do I love this quote:
The 6-foot-2, 265-pound Hicks has catches of 38 and 23 yards this season.
“I don’t think anyone wants to tackle him in an open space,” Murray said. “That’s a lot of man coming at you full speed.”