Georgia missing top 4 tailbacks against Aggies

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Mark Richt says one of Georgia's top two available tailbacks knows the plays "pretty good," and the other is trying to catch up.

That's anything but a normal November appraisal, but this has been anything but a normal week for the No. 18 Bulldogs.

Richt's first reference was to sophomore Brandon Harton, who at this time last year was a walk-on receiver. Harton may start on Saturday as Georgia puts its six-game winning streak on the line against New Mexico State.

Freshman walk-on Kyle Karempelis is the tailback attempting to rapidly catch up.

Richt and his staff had to scramble on Tuesday when leading rusher Isaiah Crowell and two backup tailbacks, Carlton Thomas and Ken Malcome, were suspended for one game for failing drug tests.