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Todd Gurley eclipses 1,000-yard mark

Todd Gurley had 15 carries for 68 yards and one touchdown on Saturday.

Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE

Georgia running back Todd Gurley entered the record books after carrying the ball 15 times for 68 yards and one touchdown in a 45-14 win over Georiga Southern on Saturday.

Gurley is the first Georgia freshman to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season since Herschel Walker in 1980, according to Chip Towers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Walker had 1,616 yards and 16 touchdowns that season, and led Georgia to national championship. Gurley has 1,041 yards and 12 rushing touchdowns with three games to play this season.

Gurley said he's not focused on his achievement, as "accomplishments are something you look at when the season is over or 10 years from now."

Georgia improved to 10-1 on the season after defeating Georgia Southern on Saturday and will play Georgia Tech next week. The Bulldogs will also participate in the SEC championship game for the second consecutive season the following week.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.