Stats to Know: Todd Gurley

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Georgia's Todd Gurley has been among the nation's best runners this season.Georgia tailback Todd Gurley has been indefinitely suspended by the school during an ongoing investigation into an alleged violation of NCAA rules. Here’s what made Gurley one of the leading candidates to capture the 2014 Heisman Trophy, and the impact his absence will have on the Georgia offense.

2014 Rushes by Georgia RB

• Gurley leads the SEC and ranks third in the FBS in rush yards per game this season and he’s gotten the yards in big chunks. Only Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah (29) has more 10-yard rushes than Gurley (27) and only Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon (8.3) averages more yards per rush than Gurley (8.2) among FBS players who’ve carried at least 75 times.

• He also leads all SEC running backs with 3.9 yards after contact and his eight touchdown runs are tied for first with Arkansas' Jonathan Williams.

• Gurley is responsible for 36 percent of the Bulldogs’ offense this season. That’s the largest chunk of any running back in the SEC, and is tied for third among all Power Five running backs.

Georgia With and Without Gurley*

• Among SEC running backs with at least 400 career rushes, only Auburn’s Bo Jackson averaged more yards per rush during his career than Gurley.

• Gurley had been steadily climbing Georgia’s all-time rushing lists. He currently stands 85 yards behind Garrison Hearst’s 3,232 career yards for second-place. In addition, he's one touchdown shy of tying Lars Tate for second in school history in career touchdowns.

• Should Gurley miss this week’s game against Missouri in Columbia, it would be the second straight season he’s sat against the Tigers, one of three games he missed last October due to an ankle injury.

• In those three games Gurley missed, Georgia went 1-2 and its scoring average dropped more than 10 points per game (39.4 with Gurley, 29.0 without Gurley).