Dec. 28, 2013
by Dave McMahon
Aaron Murray came to Georgia a winner and he will leave Georgia a winner. He may not have won a SEC title or a BCS title, but he gave as much as a person can give (probably more if it was possible.) He graduated with a double major and is a class act off the field as well. He also volunteers with many different organizations. I can go on and on with numbers like this, but is hard to do a statistical article like that that many people would understand. Heck, I probably couldn't understand it. So I decided to an article just on his football numbers. Georgia's sports communication staff did an excellent job showing the entire list of SEC and school records that Murray broke, but I decided to delve even deeper.
So for all you passionate fans, here are some more notes, nuggets and tidbits of information all things Aaron Murray, statistically speaking of course. For the most complete information on a specific upcoming game please check out the individual sport and game you are looking for on www.georgiadogs.com and for even more statistical insights you can follow me on twitter @dave_mc_stats.
As all of us know Aaron Murray is the all-time leader in career pass yards by a SEC quarterback. He is the only quarterback in conference history to have four 3,000 yard pass seasons. To get that many pass yards you have to have many big pass yard games. Here is a breakdown game-by-game on how many pass yards he had in a game and Georgia's record in those games.
|Under 150 pass yards||3||1-2|
|150-199 pass yards||11||8-3|
|200-249 pass yards||10||7-3|
|250-299 pass yards||17||11-6|
|300-349 pass yards||6||4-2|
|350-399 pass yards||1||1-0|
|400 or more pass yards||4||3-1|
His 11 300-yard pass games is the second most by a Georgia quarterback. Here are the top four.
Here is the most by a Georgia quarterback in terms of 300-yard pass games in a single season.
He is also second on the list of most 400-yard pass games in Georgia history.
Here is the most in one season.
Aaron Murray also holds the SEC record for most passing touchdowns in a career. Here is breakdown game-by-game by the amount of passing touchdowns in a game and Georgia's record in those games.
|5 TD passes||2||2-0|
|4 TD passes||9||8-1|
|3 TD passes||14||10-4|
|2 TD passes||13||10-3|
|1 TD pass||7||3-4|
|0 TD passes||7||2-5|
He destroyed the Georgia record for most games with four or more touchdown passes. Here are the top three.
The top two marks in a season by a Georgia quarterback with 4+ TD games are both him.
In just five touchdown pass games. He is the only one at Georgia with more than one.
|4 tied with||1|
My rushing stats are not as clear. So instead of finding stats on all quarterbacks at Georgia, I broke it down by quarterbacks in the Mark Richt era (Quarterbacks that played from 2001 to 2013.) Here are some of Murray's impressive running stats.
My first stat is career rushing touchdowns since 2001.
Here are the most rushing touchdowns in a season.
Aaron Murray is also the only quarterback under Mark Richt to have more than one rushing touchdown in a game. He has done that four times in a game.
In terms of quarterbacks under Richt, Murray has had more games with at least one TD rush and at least one TD pass in a game. Here are those top three.
Under Richt, no one else besides Murray has had games with 2 TD rushes and 2 TD passes in the same game and he has done that three times. Here are those games.
2010 vs Tennessee 2012 vs Florida Atlantic 2013 vs Vanderbilt
You see above all his incredible numbers, but when he throws the passes is just as important. Here is a breakdown on many of these situations.
|Comp Pct||TD pass||INT|
Here is a breakdown in career numbers vs SEC opponents and against Georgia Tech. He did not face Texas A&M.
|vs Ole Miss||2-0||6||1|
|vs Mississippi State||1-1||3||3|
|vs South Carolina||1-3||8||2|
|vs Georgia Tech||3-0||9||1|
Against ranked teams he has thrown 41 career TD passes and 20 interceptions.
The only thing left is to count is which teammates he has thrown it to the most.
In his career he has completed passes to 41 different Georgia Bulldogs. Here are the top ten players he has completions to. (I have all 41, if you want a complete list, please send me a request via twitter.)
He has also thrown touchdown passes to 23 different players. Once again I am doing the top ten. (If you want all of them please send me a request via twitter.)
His longest pass in his career was the 98-yard strike to Reggie Davis against North Texas earlier this season. His shortest pass in his career was for negative 3 yards. That pass was in the 2012 Outback Bowl against Michigan State. The player who caught the ball was Aaron Murray, himself. (The pass was originally batted down in the backfield.)