Georgia's Murray throws 4 TD passes in 45-14 rout

Georgia's Murray throws 4 TD passes in 45-14 rout
November 17, 2012, 4:57 pm
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Georgia's Malcolm Mitchell (26) makes a touchdown catch as Georgia Southern cornerback Lavelle Westbrooks (18) trails in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Aaron Murray threw four touchdown passes, Todd Gurley became only the second true freshman in Georgia history to rush for 1,000 yards, and the No. 5 Bulldogs bounced back from a sluggish start to blow out lower-division Georgia Southern 45-14 Saturday.

Georgia (10-1) reached 10 wins for the eighth time in Mark Richt's dozen seasons as coach. Georgia Southern (8-3) had a shot at the halftime lead, only to get scuttled by a penalty, and Murray took control from there.

He completed a 24-yard touchdown pass to Malcolm Mitchell with just 4 seconds left in the half, sending Georgia to the locker room with a 17-7 lead. In the third quarter, Murray hooked up with Chris Conley on a pair of scoring passes, sandwiched around a 43-yarder to Tavarres King.