After opening the season with a disappointing 38-35 loss to the Clemson Tigers, quarterback Aaron Murray and the Georgia Bulldogs have been on an absolute roll.
It week two, the Bulldogs took down the South Carolina Gamecocks 41-30 in a huge SEC East showdown. After a bye week, the Bulldogs struggled in a 45-21 victory over the North Texas Mean Green, but bounced back in a huge way last week when they knocked off the then sixth-ranked LSU Tigers 44-41.
The Bulldogs are right back in the national championship picture and Murray is again a Heisman trophy contender.
This week, when the Bulldogs travel to Neyland Stadium to take on the Tennessee Volunteers, Murray needs just 99 yards to break the SEC record for passing yardage in a career. Currently, former Bulldogs quarterback David Greene has the record of 11,528 yards. Murray also needs just eight touchdowns to tie former Florida Gators quarterback Danny Wuerffel’s record of 114 touchdown passes.
“It’s crazy to think about,” Murray said via ESPN.com. “I’ve never been a guy who’s worried about stats. It’s all about winning, winning, winning, but it’s definitely an honor to be alongside some of those guys like Greene and Wuerffel, guys who did some unbelievable things.”
On the season, Murray has completed 79 of 116 passes for 1,338 yards with 11 touchdowns and three interceptions. He’s also rushed for three touchdowns.