JACKONSVILLE, Fla. — Kenneth Towns didn’t make very many catches this season, but he may have had the most important tackle of Georgia’s season. He won’t be making anymore of either.
Towns broke a bone in his foot and will miss Georgia’s bowl game against Penn State, interim head coach Bryan McClendon said after Tuesday’s practice. The injury occurred during earlier bowl practice in Athens.
A former walk-on, Towns had three catches for 29 yards this season. But his biggest moment came when he tackled a Missouri defender at the 1-yard line after an interception. Georgia’s defense went on to make a goal-line stand, which proved critical in a 9-6 win, the team’s only victory in October.
Georgia’s receiving corps has taken several hits this year, including two reserves who will now miss the bowl. Freshman Shaquery Wilson, who did not have a catch this season, is missing the game with what McClendon called an academic issue. Justin Scott-Wesley, another senior receiver, missed the entire season and gave up football following chronic knee injuries.