One week after leading a last-minute game-winning drive against the LSU Tigers, Aaron Murray and his Georgia Bulldogs once again stared defeat in the face as the Tennessee Volunteers had them on the ropes trailing 31-24 with less than two minutes remaining.
But Murray once again didn’t flinch as he led the Bulldogs down the field and threw the tying touchdown pass with five seconds left to send the game into overtime, where Georgia would eventually prevail.
He finished the day having thrown for only 196 yards, but his three touchdowns were the difference in keeping the upset-minded Vols at bay, and keeping the Dawgs’ National Title hopes alive.
Murray also had a key 52-yard run early in the fourth quarter that set up a go-ahead score at 24-17. The weight of the offense was firmly on his shoulders after running back Keith Marshall tore his ACL during the game, and they were already without Todd Gurley.
It was also a record-setting day for Murray, who is the new Southeastern Conference record holder for career yards passing. His 24-yard completion to Chris Conley on a fourth-and-4 play from the Tennessee 39-yard line in the second quarter gave him 11,538 career yards passing, and capped the drive with a 4-yard TD pass to Rantavious Wooten, who is just the latest receiver to come out of nowhere and step-up for the Dawgs.