Georgia freshman RB Todd Gurley reached 100 yards in his first collegiate game against Buffalo Sept. 1, but Gurley and fellow freshman Keith Marshall both topped the 100-yard mark in the same game for the first time in their young careers Saturday.
Georgia piled up a school-record 713 yards of total offense in their 56-20 romp over Florida Atlantic, with Gurley totaling 111 yards and Marshall picking up 104 on 10 carries apiece. Each North Carolina native scored one touchdown.
Bulldogs coach Mark Richt put it best when describing the performance of his two young backs, as reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
"It was probably ... what they envisioned. They are good friends, and they wanted to play together and wanted to complement each other with their abilities.
"I think that they're probably thinking their plan is going pretty good so far."
Georgia appeared to use Marshall more outside the tackles Saturday in an effort to utilize his speed and ability to make people miss on the perimeter, and Marshall rewarded that strategy with several long off-tackle runs, including a 17-yarder that he took to the FAU 1 yard line.