Georgia rolls over Georgia Southern 45-14

Zander Ogletree (46) and Todd Gurley (3)

Zander Ogletree (46) and Todd Gurley (3) celebrate a TD. Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE

Aaron Murray threw four touchdown passes to lead the 5th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs over the Georgia Southern Eagles 45-14 on Saturday. The win improves Georgia’s record to 10-1 overall.

Murray finished 18-of-28 for 330 yards, four touchdown passes and no interceptions. Murray’s TD passes were to Malcolm Mitchell (24 yards), Chris Conley (13 yards), Tavarres King (43 yards), and Chris Conley again (33 yards).

Murray’s pass to Conley late in the third quarter gave the Dawgs their 55th TD of the season, which breaks the record of 54 that was set in 1942 and then matched in 2011.

Backup quarterback Parker Welch entered the game late in the 4th quarter and tossed a 13-yard touchdown pass to Justin Scott-Wesley. It was the first touchdown scored for both Welch and Scott-Wesley.

Todd Gurley led the Dawgs on the ground again with 15 carries for 68 yards and a touchdown. Gurley eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark this season, becoming only the second UGA true freshman to rush for 1,000 yards. The only other to accomplish that feat was Herschel Walker.

Overall, Georgia amassed 474 yards of total offense. The Georgia defense kept GSU at bay, but the Eagles did rush for 302 yards using their triple-option attack. The Dawgs will face the same offense next week against Georgia Tech.

Next Saturday’s game against the Yellow Jackets in Athens will be televised by ESPN at noon ET.

Georgia has already locked up a spot in the 2012 SEC Championship Game and will likely face Alabama (Sat., Dec. 1, 4 p.m. ET, CBS).

Poll Updates

  • BCS: 3rd
  • AP: 3rd
  • Coaches: 3rd
  • Harris: 3rd

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