Aaron Murray passes David Greene on Georgia's career TD passing list

Tavarres King pulls in one of his nine catches Saturday night. He finished with 188 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Kentucky at Commonwealth Stadium.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray continued to re-write the Georgia history books Saturday.


Murray, a redshirt junior, broke David Greene’s record of 52 career touchdown passes when he connected with Tavarres King in the second quarter for a 2-yard score.

The Tampa, Fla., native completed a 66-yard pass to King in the first quarter to tie Greene’s record and put the Bulldogs on the board.

Murray finished 15 for 19 passing in the first half for 243 yards and two touchdowns. He had 427 yards in the game.

FLIRTING WITH DISASTER: After Georgia’s second touchdown of the night, true freshman Marshall Morgan missed the extra point attempt, leaving Georgia trailing 14-13.

The missed extra-point attempt was Morgan’s fourth of the season.

Morgan made up for the miss by bouncing a 27-yard field goal kick off the left upright and through the goalposts to give Georgia a 16-14 halftime lead. With the kick, he improved to 5 for 6 on field goal attempts this season.

FRESHMAN JENKINS STARTS: With All-American outside linebacker Jarvis Jones sidelined by an ankle injury, true freshman Jordan Jenkins received the second start of his career.

Jenkins registered one tackle in the first half against the Wildcats. He also started the Florida Atlantic game in place of Jones.

RECEIVER HAS BIG HALF: King caught six passes for 147 yards in the first half against Kentucky. He finished with nine catches for 188 yards.

It marked the senior’s fifth career 100-yard game and his second of 2012. He now has 17 career touchdown receptions, which is good for fifth in school history.

QUICK HITS: Abry Jones left the game in the first quarter with a left ankle injury and did not return.

… Georgia’s 97-yard scoring drive in the first quarter was its longest of the season.


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