Georgia Bulldogs Must Avoid Considering What Might Have Been

By Tim Letcher

The Georgia Bulldogs looked great in the first half of Saturday’s 23-20 win over the arch rival Florida Gators. Georgia raced out to a 20-0 lead before holding on for a close victory.

The game just brought about thoughts of what could have been for the 2013 Bulldogs. What if both star running backs, Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall, had not suffered injuries. What if a host of wide receivers, including Michael Bennett, Chris Conley, Malcolm Mitchell and Justin Scott-Wesley, had not missed multiple games this season.

What the Bulldogs, and fans of the Bulldogs, must realize is that injuries are simply a part of the game, and are bad luck. It just so happened that this was the year that the injury bug bit the Bulldogs.

Still, after Saturday’s win over Florida, the Bulldogs are 5-3 on the season, and could still make some noise in the Southeastern Conference. Georgia is not out of the SEC Eastern Division race, although they will need some help to win the division. Georgia would win tiebreakers with Florida and with the South Carolina Gamecocks. The Bulldogs would lose a tiebreaker to the Missouri Tigers, who control their own destiny in the SEC East race.

Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, who returned for his senior season hoping for an SEC title, has been keeping his team in the hunt, despite going through a tough stretch individually. Murray passed for 258 yards and a touchdown on Saturday. He now stands one touchdown pass short of tying the SEC record held by former Florida quarterback Danny Wuerffel.

Mark Richt hopes that his team can continue to get healthy, and can continue to win. The Bulldogs must look forward and not look back at what might have been.

Tim Letcher is a contributing writer for and a member of the Football Writers Association of America. Follow him on Twitter @TimLetcher , on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.


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