ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's running back situation is more crisply defined than Georgia's four days before the annual battle for state bragging rights.
By PAUL NEWBERRY
ATHENS, Ga. - Mark Richt's belly slide across Georgia's locker-room floor had a good start and painful finish - just the opposite of his team's path to the SEC championship game.
ATHENS, Ga. - A Georgia player flung his helmet in the air and took off toward the student section, waving his arms. At the other end of Sanford Stadium, the band played and the red-clad fans chanted "SEC! SEC! SEC!"
AUBURN, Ala. - So much for those neighborly Georgia-Auburn get-togethers.
ATHENS - Isaiah Crowell is back in the Georgia lineup.
ATHENS, Ga. - Aaron Murray threw five second-quarter touchdown passes, former walk-on receiver Brandon Harton ran for 98 yards and No. 18 Georgia won its seventh straight game by cruising past New Mexico State 63-16 on Saturday.
ATHENS - Mark Richt delivered a sobering mid-week evaluation of Georgia's top two available tailbacks.
ATHENS - Chris Conley says Georgia no longer has to depend on any one receiver.
ATHENS - Failed drug tests administered last week were the reason Georgia's leading rusher, Isaiah Crowell, and two other Georgia tailbacks were suspended for Saturday's game against New Mexico State, according to two people familiar with the results.
ATHENS - Georgia's depth chart at tailback was wiped out on Tuesday when three backs, including starter Isaiah Crowell, were suspended for one game and top backup Richard Samuel had ankle surgery.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Georgia coach Mark Richt took several steps toward midfield with his son draped around his neck. His players and assistant coaches were in the background, celebrating in the same end zone that caused such a stir during the Bulldogs' last win against Florida.
ATHENS - The most revealing total in Georgia's three straight losses to Florida is 12-1.
ATHENS - It was easy to spot Alec Ogletree in Georgia's first practice of the week.
By MARK LONG
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Kirby Smart's backfield uncertainty going into the season extends beyond who will be the starting quarterback.
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