The ninth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs survived a couple of first half special teams mistakes and a 21-21 third quarter tie to roll over the North Texas Mean Green 45-21.
Murray connected on 22-of-30 passes for 408 yards, three passing touchdowns, a rushing touchdown, and an interception. His TD tosses were caught by Reggie Davis, Arthur Lynch, and Chris Conley.
Murray’s three touchdown passes pushed his career total to 102, making him only the second player in SEC history to reach 100. He now only trails Florida’s Danny Wuerffel (114).
“Any time you have 100 touchdowns, you’ve obviously been very successful,” UGA offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said. “I’m sure he’s going to throw a few more for us this year.”
Todd Gurley led the Dawgs on the ground with 91 yards on 21 carries and one touchdown. Freshman J.J. Green added 40 yards and a touchdown, while Aaron Murray and Keith Marshall added 37 yards and 16 yards, respectively.
Reggie Davis, who caught a 98-yard TD pass from Murray to open the second quarter, led all receivers with 134 yards on only two receptions. The 98-yard play became the longest offensive play in UGA history.
Overall, Georgia racked up 641 yards of total offense. The only mistakes were Murray’s interception in the end zone in the first quarter and Todd Gurley’s fumble
The Bulldogs played pretty good on defense, surrendering only 245 total yards including seven on the ground. Midway through the third quarter, Tray Matthews intercepted a pass at the Georgia five that stopped a possible North Texas scoring drive.
Up next for Georgia is a visit from current No. 6 LSU on Saturday, Sept. 28. The game will be televised by CBS at 3:30 p.m. ET.