Bulldog quarterback Aaron Murray had 30 completions for 427 yards, both career highs, in the win over Kentucky.
Oct. 22, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. --- Georgia junior quarterback Aaron Murray has earned Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors following the Bulldogs’ road win over Kentucky, according to a league announcement on Monday.
Murray, a 6-1, 210-pound native of Tampa, Fla., wrapped up a record-setting day by completing a career-high 30 passes on 38 attempts for a school record completion mark of 78.95 percent. He finished with a career-high 427 yards passing, which is fourth best in school history and the second best in the SEC this year, and four touchdowns in the 29-24 road win over Kentucky.
Murray took over the school record in career touchdown passes with 75, which is tied for ninth in SEC history. He had a pair of 100-yard receivers as senior Tavarres King (188 yards) and sophomore Malcolm Mitchell (103 yards) each had nine catches. Murray is the SEC active leader in five different categories and is third in the NCAA FBS in career pass efficiency rating for active players with a 154.02 clip.
This marks Murray’s first SEC Offensive Player of the Week selection. He was named the SEC Freshman Player of the Week twice in 2010 after his performances versus Tennessee and Vanderbilt.
With the win over the Wildcats, the Bulldogs (6-1, 4-1 SEC) are now bowl eligible for the 12th consecutive time under head coach Mark Richt.
The Bulldogs travel to Jacksonville, Fla., to face #3 Florida on Saturday, Oct. 27. The game will be televised at 3:30 p.m. by CBS.