Todd Gurley was emerging as the clear favorite in the Heisman Trophy race, a running back who already produced plenty of signature moments with his myriad talents. Now, it’s not known when — or if — Gurley will take another handoff for Georgia.

The star of the 13th-ranked Bulldogs was suspended indefinitely on Thursday while the school investigates an alleged violation of NCAA rules, a stunning blow for a team with championship aspirations and a player making a strong bid for college football’s top individual honor.