TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — Georgia’s Todd Gurley marks the sixth 1,000-yard rusher Alabama has faced this season, although none of the previous five gained 100 yards against the Tide.
Gurley has 1,138 yards entering Saturday’s SEC Championship Game.
We’ve got a list of the five 1,000-yard rushers, and maybe the most impressive is Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson. He missed two games when his throwing arm was stepped on by a Nebraska player. Then in the two games since returning, he hasn’t been able to throw the ball, which has limited him to playing a little running back, quarterback and receiver. Even so, he got enough yards to go over 1,000.
Mississippi State’s Ladarius Perkins, who was the SEC’s leading rusher before facing Alabama, is at 940. He had 38 against the Crimson Tide.
|Player, team||Yards||Vs. UA|
|Antonio Andrews, W. Kentucky||1,609||31|
|Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M||1,181||92|
|Denard Robinson, Michigan||1,166||27|
|Kendial Lawrence, Missouri||1,102||39|
|Tre Mason, Auburn||1,002||82|
Note: Totals by Andrews, Robinson and Lawrence against Alabama were their lowest of the season.