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Georgia Vs. Florida: Bulldogs must stay committed to the run

Despite the daunting task of running against the Gators defense, Georgia will look to Keith Marshall and Todd Gurley to key a big running attack.

Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

A rushing attack that ranks 30th in the nation will be put to the test against the BCS No. 2 Florida Gators when the Georgia Bulldogs take on the Gators on Saturday, but that doesn't mean the Bulldogs will shy away from the run game.

It was clear to the Bulldogs after Thursday's practices, as players told the Atlanta Journal Constitution, that like most SEC defenses, the Gators would likely not allow the 301 yards and five touchdowns the Bulldogs had averaged in the thee games leading up to their defeat of the South Carolina Gamecocks.

"This is SEC football, you know," Bulldogs running back Keith Marshall told the AJC. "I think teams were just having to respect the run a little more than they were at the beginning of the season. That's no excuse. I still think we're capable of doing big things and I think we'll get back to doing it."

Florida held the South Carolina Gamecocks to just 36 net rushing yards, including just 13 yards from running back Marcus Lattimore.

The Bulldogs are led by running back Todd Gurley, who has accounted for 622 yards and nine touchdowns, and Marshall, who has 488 yards and five scores of his own on the ground.

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