Murray leads No. 5 Georgia past Auburn 38-0

Murray leads No. 5 Georgia past Auburn 38-0
November 10, 2012, 10:17 pm
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Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray (11) scrambles for a first down against Auburn during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Aaron Murray passed for 208 yards and three touchdowns, freshman tailbacks Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall each ran for more than 100 yards and No. 5 Georgia overwhelmed Auburn 38-0 on Saturday night, sending the Bulldogs back to the SEC championship game.

Georgia (9-1, 7-1 Southeastern Conference) was methodical in its dominating win. It scored the first shutout for either team in the series since the Bulldogs' 28-0 win in 1976.

Auburn (2-8, 0-7 SEC) was held to 238 yards, including 57 yards rushing, as its disappointing season with embattled coach Gene Chizik suffered another embarrassing low.

Georgia, the Eastern Division champion, earned its second straight trip to the Dec. 1 SEC championship game in Atlanta. Top-ranked Alabama, beaten by No. 15 Texas A&M 29-24 on Saturday, can win the Western Division title by beating Auburn on Nov. 24.