Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray set the Southeastern Conference career passing yardage record today against Tennessee.
The record happened on a 24 yard completion to Chris Conley on a 4th down play in Tennessee territory. With the pass, Murray passed former Bulldogs’ QB David Greene for the all-time record which was previously at 11,528 yards and set from 2001-2004.
Prior to the game, Murray spoke about the challenge of playing Tennessee, who’s defense came into the game tied atop college football in interceptions with 11.
“They’re like every SEC team we’re going to face all year,” Murray told the Associated Press, per the Washington Post. “Big. Fast. Big plays. They’ve shown that with 11 picks. If I’m not on my game or as accurate as I need to be, they’re going to make plays on the ball.”
So far Murray has been efficient against the Volunteers, going 12 for 21 for 119 yards and two TDs in the third quarter, but Georgia and Tennessee remain close at 17-10.
#6 Georgia is coming off of a close victory against SEC rival LSU last week, and Tennessee has had its fair share of ups and downs this season, including a 59-14 drubbing at the hands of #2 Oregon.