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Georgia receiving corps perseveres through injuries

Great depth at the wide receiver position has helped Georgia maintain a solid passing attack all season, despite several injuries.


When Bulldogs' wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell left the Capital One Bowl in the first quarter with a concussion, the Georgia receiving corps did what it has done all season. It endured. Mitchell was the team's second-leading receiver this season, but the team's backups were able to help quarterback Aaron Murray set several records during Georgia's 45-31 victory over Nebraska.

Sophomore Chris Conley grabbed two catches for 136 yards and two touchdowns, including an 87-yard reception that became the longest pass in Capital One Bowl history. Sophomore Justin Scott-Wesley, who red-shirted his freshman season, had three catches for 67 yards.

The Georgia receivers have been consistently good all season, despite several tough injuries. Daniel Kramer points out that earlier in the year, the Bulldogs lost Michael Bennett and Marlon Brown to ACL tears. At the time of their respective injuries, Bennett and Brown both led the team in receiving yards.

The wideouts were an important component of Georgia's strong offense. The Bulldogs wrap up the year having averaged 37.2 points per game, which is third-best in the SEC.

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