ATHENS, Ga.— Georgia freshman tailback Isaiah Crowell will make his first career start Saturday when the Bulldogs host Coastal Carolina, Bulldogs coach Mark Richt announced today.
Crowell backed up junior Richard Samuel the first two weeks but led the team in carries against both Boise State and South Carolina. The 5-foot-11, 215-pounder from Columbus had 16 carries for 118 yards against the Gamecocks, earning him SEC Co-Freshman of the Week.
“We do have him slated as the starter this week,” Richt said. “Part of it is his production as a runner, but Richard is also hobbled.”
Richt said Samuel has a heel injury and that junior Carlton Thomas will work as the No. 2 tailback later today in practice.
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David Paschall is a sports writer for the Times Free Press. He started at the Chattanooga Free Press in 1990 and was part of the Times Free Press when the paper started in 1999. David covers University of Georgia football, as well as SEC football recruiting, SEC basketball, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball and other sports stories. He is a Chattanooga native and graduate of the Baylor School and Auburn University. David has received numerous honors for ...