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Aaron Murray tosses 4 TD’s as Georgia crushes Auburn 45-7

UGAAaron Murray threw four touchdown passes as the 14th ranked Georgia Bulldogs crushed #24 Auburn 45-7. Georgia has now won eight consecutive games and improves to 8-2 overall (6-1 SEC).

The Bulldogs made a statement to the defending national champions, beating them by 38 and out gaining them in total yardage 528 to only 195. The Dawgs also dominated in time of possession by keeping the ball 40:55 to Auburn’s 19:05.

Murray completed 14 of 18 passes for 224 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. With his four TD’s, Murray became Georgia’s all-time leader in touchdown passes in a season with 27. He eclipsed the previous mark of 25 set by Matthew Stafford.

Isaiah Crowell led the Dawgs on the ground with 132 yards on 24 carries and one touchdown. Also surpassing the century mark in rushing was Carlton Thomas with 127 yards on 15 carries. Former walk-on Brandon Harton added four rushes for 15 yards while Ken Malcome rushed 3 times for 10 yards.

Malcolm Mitchell returned from a hamstring injury and caught 3 passes for 85 yards and a touchdown. Michael Bennett (5 receptions for 50 yards), Tavarres King (2 receptions for 43 yards) and Bruce Figgins (1 reception for 15 yards) each caught a touchdown pass in the game.

Georgia finished the game with 528 yards of total offense, 224 passing and 304 rushing. The defense was dominant once again allowing Auburn only 144 yards through the air and 51 on the ground.

Bacarri Rambo highlighted the defense with a 24-yard interception return for a touchdown in the 2nd quarter. Brandon Bogotay made Georgia’s lone field-goal attempt, a 26-yarder in the 3rd quarter.

Next up for Georgia is their final SEC game of the season vs. the Kentucky Wildcats in Athens (12:21 p.m. ET – SEC Network). If the Bulldogs win that game, they win the SEC East and will play in the 2011 SEC Championship Game.

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