TB Gurley falls short of 1,000-yard rushing mark despite big day

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Georgia tailback Todd Gurley finished with 183 total yards, but fell just short of hitting the 1,000-yard rushing mark.

He finished the season with 989 yards rushing after having a team-high 86 on 21 carries Wednesday.

“It is what it is,” said Gurley, who got into it with some Nebraska players because he said they held onto his jersey. “That’s not going to define me. Y’all know what I can do.”

He also finished with a team-high seven catches for a career-high 97 yards and a touchdown.

His longest run of the day was 16 yards on a wet turf.

“It was kind of bad just with the rain and everything,” Gurley said. “You just had to be patient out there, you just couldn’t go full speed like you wanted to.”

Gurley, sidelined for three and a half games this season with a sprained ankle, came out at times in the red zone to catch his breath, Bobo said.

“You can tell he’s still not 100 percent,” offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said. “It’s a big challenge for him to get back to where he’s full speed and able to finish games. He’s a difference maker right now and he’s not 100 percent healthy. We’ve got to get him 100 percent healthy and confident again and playing and cutting off that ankle.”

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