ATHENS — DawgNation has learned that Georgia State football recipient George Pickens did not travel to Kentucky with the team due to an upper body injury.
The Bulldogs play the Wildcats (TV: SEC Network) at Kroger Field in Lexington at noon.
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Pickens wore a black non-contact jersey last week, but coach Kirby Smart said on Wednesday that Pickens practised on Tuesday and “should be fine”.
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Smart said on Wednesday̵
UGA freshman quarterback Carson Beck (Carson Beck) and starters Stetson Bennett, D’Wan Mathis and JT Daniels Accompany.
New Bulldog recipients Justin Robinson (Justin Robinson) and Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint (Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint) went to Kentucky. Rosemy-Jacksaint and Robinson are Pickens’ backups.
Pickens was the Sugar Bowl’s most valuable player on January 1. In the 26-14 victory over Baylor, he had 12 catches and 175 yards.
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Smart said earlier this month that Georgia will work hard to find ways to make Pickens play football more frequently.
Smart said on October 12: “George has done a very good job. Of course we must find a way to get George into the game. Some of them are determined by the work of another team, and some are determined by other teams. We must do it.”
Let’s see how Georgia State has served in the passing game this season:
(Goals, players, catches, yards, average per catch)
34 Kyris Jackson, 21 goals, 323 yards, an average of 15.38.
22 George Pickens, 13 goals, 130 yards, 10.77
21 Jermaine Burton (Jermaine Burton), 8 goals, 111 yards, 13.88
James Cook (James Cook) 9 points (6 goals) 111 yards (18.5)
8 Demetris Robertson (Demetris Robertson), 7 catches, 53 yards, 7.57
7 John Fitzpatrick (John Fitzpatrick), 5 goals, 46 yards, 9.2
7 Kenny McIntosh (Kenny McIntosh), 4 goals, 51 yards, 12.75
4 Tre’McKitty, 3 goals, 57 yards, 19.0
4 Marcus Rosemy (Marcus Rosemy) 3 catches, 30 yards, 10.0
4 Zamil White 3 catches, 19 yards, 6.33
4 Matt Landers (Matt Landers) 2 catches, 27 yards, 13.5
3 Darnell Washington 1-pointer, 26 yards, 26.0
1 Brent or 1 catch, 12 yards, 12.0
1 Jalen Johnson 0 captures, 0.00
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