Georgia’s defense once again got off to a slow start against a lesser opponent Saturday night, playing indifferently early on against Florida Atlantic, with the game tied 14-14 before the Dawgs finally started to clamp down.
The defense, which was missing a banged-up Jarvis Jones, played much better in the second half and, fortunately the UGA offense showed up ready to play against the Owls, with a school-record 713 net yards on offense as true freshman backs Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall both broke the century mark, with Gurley running for 111 yards on 10 carries while Marshall got 104 on his 10 rushes. Ken Malcome also showed some tough running on seven carries for 46 yards.
Aaron Murray had a productive night, completing 14 of 19 passes for a career-high 342 yards and two touchdowns. He did misfire on a couple of passes (both to Gurley) and threw an interception in the end zone, but fortunately the defense was back