ATHENS – Another week, another honor for Georgia’s Aaron Murray.
The Bulldogs’ junior quarterback was named the SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week on Monday for his performance against Ole Miss this past weekend. In the 37-10 win over the Rebels, Murray completed 21-for-28 passes — including 13-of-15 in the second half — for 384 yards and four touchdowns. He hit 11 different receivers and hit four different targets for touchdowns, including Marlon Brown for 66 yards, Tavarres King for 66, Malcolm Mitchell for 42 and Rantavious Wooten for 23 yards.
Murray shared this week’s honor with Tennessee’s Tyler Bray, who threw for 530 yards and 5 TDs in a 55-48 win over Troy.
Murray now has 21 touchdown passes this season and 80 in his career, which is sixth in SEC history. He also leads the league for active players in total offensive yards (8,873), completions (610), TD responsibility (90, which is tied for fifth in SEC history), and passing yards (8,646). Murray also earned offensive player of the weeks honors after throwing for 427 yards and 3 TDs versus Kentucky.
The Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl for the nation’s top quarterback, included Murray among its eight “Stars of the Week.” Fans can now go to the Allstate Sugar Bowl Facebook page to vote for what they think was the best performance from this past weekend. When voting closes on Thursday at noon, the top vote-getter will be announced as the Manning Award Player of the Week.
Meanwhile, Georgia’s Alec Ogletree appeared a strong candidate for SEC defensive player of the week honors after recording 11 tackles, an interception, a sack and a tackle-for-loss that went for a safety. But Ogletree was edged out by Alabama linebacker Adrian Hubbard, who had 12 tackles, 2 tackles for loss and a sack in the Crimson tide’s 21-17 win over LSU.