ATHENS, Ga. — Aaron Murray’s pinpoint passing has been a catalyst during Georgia’s eight-game winning streak.
On Saturday, he went on a hot streak as the Bulldogs blasted Auburn 45-7 at Sanford Stadium and edged within a game of winning the Southeastern Conference’s Eastern Division title.
Murray hit 14 of 18 passes for 224 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions against the No. 24 Tigers. He also broke Matthew Stafford’s school record for touchdown passes in a season and still has two regular-season games on the schedule.
It was Murray’s first win against a ranked opponent.
“Murray just played excellent; he was on fire,” Georgia defensive coordinator Mike Bobo said. “He’s been playing really well. The guy stays hungry. He’s not a complacent individual, and he works extremely hard. We won that Florida game (Oct. 29) and he missed a couple in that game. He doesn’t get satisfied with his performance from last week. I think on Sunday he was in the office for about five hours down there by himself studying film.”
Murray has thrown for 462 yards and nine touchdowns the past two games. He had 238 yards and five scores in just a half of work during a 63-16 win against New Mexico State on Nov. 5.
His four touchdowns against Auburn gave him 27 this season and broke Stafford’s record of 25 in 2008. Murray also tied Stafford’s career record with his 51st touchdown as a Bulldog. The SEC single-
season touchdown pass record is 40 set by Kentucky’s Andre’ Woodson in 2007.
“We’ve got a lot of young receivers, and I think I’ve gotten the timing down with them and they’re making unbelievable plays,” Murray said.