ATHENS - It's been awhile since the Georgia football team had a balanced enough team to have both the SEC offensive and defensive player of the week.
After a season-opening 45-21 win over No. 16 Clemson, two Georgia players were honored by the SEC on Monday:
Junior tailback Todd Gurley was the co-offensive player of the week along with Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill. Senior linebacker Amarlo Herrera was alone in being the defensive player of the week.
Gurley set a school record with 293 all-purpose yards, breaking Rodney Hampton's 1987 record by three yards. Gurley also had four touchdowns, and finished with his 14th career 100-yard rushing game.
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Herrera had a team-leading 12 tackles, tied for the team lead with two sacks and had 3.5 tackles-for-loss. Georgia's defense held Clemson to just one first down and 15 total yards in the second half.
This was Gurley's second SEC player of the week honor, and Herrera's first.
Richt on Mitchell, Scott-Wesley
Georgia won the opener without injured receivers Malcolm Mitchell and Justin Scott-Wesley, and it remains unclear whether either will be available for the next game.
Head coach Mark Richt, asked about the pair on his radio show Monday night, did not say either way. Mitchell had arthroscopic knee surgery in late July, and has yet to practice. Scott-Wesley has been rehabbing his surgically-repaired knee and also suffered an ankle injury late in camp. Both players tore their ACLs last season. Scott-Wesley was also due to serve a one-game suspension for a marijuana arrest last year.
"Those two guys are getting better, is all I can tell you," Richt said. "It's still kind of day-to-day. We'll see how they go through this week. It's still a situation where they're not quite ready to go."
Georgia has a bye this week, and is tentatively scheduled to practice Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. It plays at South Carolina on Sept. 13.
Richt did say that the only injuries that came out of the Clemson game were minor ones. Normally head athletic trainer Ron Courson comes too Richt with a report immediately after each game.
"He didn't say a word to me after the game," Richt said. "So that was the greatest news of all."
Richt added that on Sunday there were a few guys "who were a little bit sore" but not enough to keep them out of the South Carolina game.