Oct. 20, 2012
Murray Sets Career TD Record and Completion % Mark in a Game: Junior QB Aaron Murray (30-for-38, 427 yards, 4 TDs) enjoyed a career night, setting the school career TD pass record with 75 while completing a career-high 30 passes for a career-high 427 yards. Also, he set a school record for Best Completion Percentage in a Game with at least 30 completions. He had a 78.95 mark, breaking current offensive coordinator Mike Bobo's mark of 76.92 vs. Ga. Tech in 1997 when he was 30x39. And one more note, Murray's 427 yards passing ranks as the sixth best in school history and most since Eric Zeier had 441 vs. Vanderbilt in 1994. Murray's 427 yards tonight ranks as the second best in the SEC this year behind Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel's 453 against Arkansas.
Murray opened the scoring with a 2-yard TD pass to senior FLK Tavarres King in the second quarter. Murray also had a 66-yard scoring strike to King and a 22-yard TD pass to sophomore FLK Chris Conley and a 10-yard TD to tight end Arthur Lynch. Seventy-five TD passes ranks in a tie for ninth in the SEC record books with Casey Clausen of Tennessee. Also of note, the Bulldogs' 97-yard scoring drive was its longest this season. It was the longest drive for the Bulldogs since Georgia had a 99-yard scoring drive versus Ole Miss in 2011.
King & Mitchell Lead Aerial Attack: Tavarres King had a career-high 9 catches for a game-high 188 yards and tied his career high with two TDs . This marks his fifth career 100-yard game and his second this season. He leads the team with five TD catches this season and has 17 in his career, which is fifth in school history. Sophomore SE Malcolm Mitchell finished with a career high 9 receptions for 103 yards. Tonight was the first time since the 2010 Florida game when the Bulldogs had two 100-yard receivers in a game. That year, Orson Charles (108) and King (104) did it. By the way, Mitchell's career high in yards is 126 versus Missouri earlier this season. Chris Conley's TD catch was his first of 2012 and the third of his career.
Series History: With tonight's 29-24 win, Georgia holds a 52-12-2 edge in the series including 25-7 in Lexington and 16-4 in Commonwealth Stadium. The Bulldogs are now 14-4 under Mark Richt following an open date.
Lead At The Half: Freshman PK Marshall Morgan banked a 27-yard field goal off the uprights to give the Bulldogs a 16-14 edge as the half expired. He was 5-of-6 on the year at that point. Morgan connected on his first PAT of the game but missed his second.
Tackles: Senior FS Bacarri Rambo finished with 11 tackles, senior SS Shawn Williams and junior LB Alec Ogletree had 10 tackles apiece. Also of note, junior DE Kwame Geathers recorded his first career sack. Geathers finished with 4 tackles.
Starters: True freshman OLB Jordan Jenkins made his second career start. Jenkins started for junior Jarvis Jones for the second time this season after also getting the start versus Florida Atlantic. Jones missed the Kentucky game with an ankle injury.
Injury Report: Senior DE Abry Jones left the game in the first quarter with a left ankle injury and did not return.
Bulldog Game Captains: Senior N John Jenkins, true freshman S Josh Harvey-Clemons, junior OG Chris Burnette and senior DE Abry Jones served as Georgia's captains. Harvey-Clemons is the first true freshman to be named a captain since Rennie Curran in 2007.
Up Next: Georgia (6-1, 4-1 SEC) faces No. 2 Florida (7-0, 6-0 SEC) in Jacksonville next Saturday at 3:30 p.m. (CBS-TV).