This is Georgia's first SEC weekly award this season. Gurley was named the SEC Freshman of the Week three times last year.
Gurley, a 6-1, 232-pound native of Tarboro, N.C., ran for a career-high 154 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries (12. 8 avg.). His performance included a career-long 75-yard touchdown on his first carry.
This marked Gurley's 10th 100-yard game of his career as the Bulldogs accumulated 545 total yards on offense, including 222 on the ground.
The Bulldogs (0-1) host South Carolina (1-0) in their SEC opener in Sanford Stadium on Saturday. ESPN will televise the matchup at 4:30 p.m.