The Georgia Bulldogs top three running backs were suspended for this weekend’s game against NMSU and top backup Richard Samuel will miss Saturday’s game with an injury.
Starter Isaiah Crowell and backups Ken Malcome and Carlton Thomas were suspended for unspecified violations of team rules.
This should make somewhat of a difference. Any SEC team the Aggies face would look to run over NMSU with the ground game. Georgia is still favored by 30-plus points with a fine quarterback in Aaron Murray, a good group of wide receivers and a very good defense.
This clearly isn’t the ideal situation for the Aggies — visiting Georgia in the middle of conference play. But would their ever be a good time for such a game? NMSU will get close to $1 million for the contest, which is A LOT of money for the school.
The Bulldogs are coming off a win over Florida and could be somewhat flat for this one. I think the Aggies can do some good things — I’m not suggesting a win is in order but I think they can keep moving forward and it could prepare them for the stretch run of their WAC season.
And that’s really the most important thing for NMSU at this point — to continue making strides and getting better. The Aggies really can win one or two more games this year and look to be primed to do big things next year in the new WAC.