5:30 am November 28, 2010, by Tim Tucker
Did you realize that Aaron Murray, Georgia’s redshirt freshman quarterback, is on the verge of the all-time UGA record for touchdown passes in a season?
Murray’s three TD passes against Georgia Tech on Saturday night gave him 24 for the season — one shy of the UGA single-season record of 25 set by Matthew Stafford in 2008. Murray will have a chance to match and/or break Stafford’s record in Georgia’s bowl game.
With 24 TD passes, Murray currently is tied for second place in Georgia’s single-season record book with Eric Zeier (1993 and ‘94), D.J. Shockley (2005) and Joe Cox (2009).
Murray completed 15 of 19 passes for 271 yards against Tech, giving him 2,851 passing yards for the season. That’s the most ever by a Georgia freshman, topping David Greene’s 2,789 in 2001. And it’s the second most ever by an SEC freshman, behind only Jared Lorenzen’s 3,687 for Kentucky in 2000.
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