According to ESPN’s twitter feed, Aaron Murray is only 114 yards away from passing Peyton Manning on the all-time SEC list for most total yards in a career.
Aaron Murray needs 114 yards to move pass Peyton Manning for 4th place on the SEC all-time total offense list.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 21, 2013
Manning is widely regarded as one of the best college football players in history, spending all 4 years at the University of Tennessee Volunteers. Manning was not a mobile QB, rather he was a pocket passer that got his yards throught the air. Murray has had the distinct advantage of getting a decent chunk of yardage through scrambling.
Don’t mistake Murray for one of the new breeds of read option QB’s in the same vein as Colin Kaepernick or Russell Wilson. Murray is more similar to Andrew Luck in his ability to scramble for large chunk’s of yardage when his pocket breaks down or his receivers are not able to break free of coverage.
Fortunately for Murray and his pursuit of Manning’s record, the Georgia Bulldogs are facing North Texas today. It is safe to say that Murray should be able to find 114 yards at some point today.