Georgia’s Aaron Murray earns SEC offensive player of week honors

Aaron Murray's SEC player of the week performance against Ole Miss came despite being sacked 5 times during the game. (AJC photo by Brant Sanderlin)

Aaron Murray's SEC player of the week performance against Ole Miss came despite being sacked 5 times during the game. (AJC photo by Brant Sanderlin)

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.

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joe jenkins

November 5th, 2012
1:17 pm

go dawgs….beat auburn please….

The Central Scrutinizer

November 5th, 2012
1:18 pm

Way to Murray…Dawgs!

The Central Scrutinizer

November 5th, 2012
1:20 pm

That should be…Way to go Murray AND Dawgs! Good luck to MB 15…we will miss you the rest of the year.

Put in Timeout by Ken Suguira,Filtered by Mark Bradley, Banned once by Bill King & Chip Towers but only slightly loved by Jeff Schultz.

November 5th, 2012
1:27 pm

Must have been a bad Offensive week if a guy that got sacked 5 times by a bad team is the best in the SEC.

Daytona Dawg

November 5th, 2012
1:32 pm

Go Dawgs!!
Just beat Auburn this week…this game is all about staying ahead of them in recruiting our Georgia kids.

Also, a quick kudos to Alabama-LSU. Two absolutely phenomenal defenses!! Both D’s showed an incredible combination of passion & precision. I thoroughly enjoyed the game.

The Ballad of Poor Joe Cox

November 5th, 2012
1:37 pm

man i love the dogs

Put in Timeout by Ken Suguira,Filtered by Mark Bradley, Banned once by Bill King & Chip Towers but only slightly loved by Jeff Schultz.

November 5th, 2012
1:40 pm

I would have figured the Bama running back (Yeldon) that scored the game winner would have won it.

Finchdawg

November 5th, 2012
1:48 pm

That’s a sham on Ogletree. He was robbed. The sheer variety of numbers should have put him over Hubbard. It’s probably because they didn’t want to give the two main weekly honors to two players from the same team.

joe jenkins

November 5th, 2012
1:48 pm

With brown and bennett we are better than bama and we beat them in atlanta….without them we struggle mightly against the worst auburn team in 30 years….I really hate that we have had injuries to key players….I dont think bama have had any injuries to their best wr’s….geez what a lucky team they are

joe jenkins

November 5th, 2012
1:50 pm

@poor cox……man I hate those yeller jackets and their fat coach….moron joe

RJ

November 5th, 2012
1:53 pm

This so called bad team gave Bama a run for their money when they played. In spite of the pressure from a good young aggressive team he had a banner day.

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L.A. BULLDAWG

November 5th, 2012
2:19 pm

GOOD JOB, AARON! #5 TEAM IN THE BCS, AIN’T BAD EITHER! GO DAWGS!!!!

Biggest Dawg

November 5th, 2012
2:24 pm

Just please get off to a good start in the awebun game…don’t let e have any hope!

Mark (another one)

November 5th, 2012
2:28 pm

Sometimes the blogs make you forget that to the players its all about the next game. They have to focus on what they can control. Looking back or ahead leads to failure. The focus this week is on Auburn and there is no reason to look ahead. This is for the SEC East. Next week is not important until Sunday.

Players practice every day of the year so they can play a dozen games. Wishing three away and focusing on Alabama is a waste. The kinds of players that do that are writing on blogs. Not winning SEC East titles.

We will miss Brown but Murray has a stable of receivers who can go get the ball. King, Mitchell and Wooten with Lynch or Rome is a great group to pass to, and our backs are showing they can catch and run as well. There are 12 guys still playing with at least one reception this year.

joe jenkins

November 5th, 2012
2:32 pm

Please Dawgs no turnovers this sat. Maybe we should play Branden Smith some at WR. What about JHC…he has a reciever type body…and didnt he play some wr in high school. Also please lynch dont drop any more passes and jay rome please continue to get better…your doing great

basspro2150

November 5th, 2012
2:53 pm

Love those Bulldogs. Sic EM

Brainiac (CMR/UGA Fan For Life)

November 5th, 2012
3:04 pm

@ Put In Timeout by Ken………:

Get off this blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Any 5 or 6 year-old knows that QB sacks are seldom the fault of the QB!!!

Most of those Saturday against Ole Miss were the OL’s fault which ALL ADULTS know. This blog is for Big Boys so get off the computer and do your chores before MOMMY gets home.

People like you give IDIOTS a bad name!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RedandBlackDAWG

November 5th, 2012
3:13 pm

Put in Timeout by Ken Suguira,Filtered by Mark Bradley, Banned once by Bill King & Chip Towers but only slightly loved by Jeff Schultz.

November 5th, 2012
1:27 pm

I think I can see why you have been banned so much, if anybody or a journalist was looking for any knowledge in your postings.
The fact that he got sacked five times in the first half, shows that the OL was missing assignments, not him. To come back in the second half and have the game he had, shows me that the OL gave him the time to pass, and he completely those passes and took advantage of the opportunities.
That is why he got Offensive Player of the week.

RedandBlackDAWG

November 5th, 2012
3:19 pm

joe jenkins

November 5th, 2012
1:48 pm

Joe, Let’s not give up the ship just yet. We still have King, Mitchell, Conley and a very good first year receiver that we can throw at some teams. I don’t think we hurt that much. It still boils down to the OL giving Murray time to set and throw the ball, and although they looked bad for the first half, they did a great job in the second half. I hope M. Brown recovers fully and is able to latch onto an NFL team, but we have to remember that his history has been over shadowed by his injures during his four years here, so he was a gift to the offense, when he is healthy.

Put in Timeout by Ken Suguira,Filtered by Mark Bradley, Banned once by Bill King & Chip Towers but only slightly loved by Jeff Schultz.

November 5th, 2012
3:30 pm

It would be nice to see UGa actually put a team away early like REAL top 10 teams do to bad teams so you can rest starters and play back ups.
Murray has great stats cause they never take him out and he has to keep playing against crappy teams so UGa will not lose.
WHY hasn’t Lemay played more this year?
Why isn’t he getting LIVE game experience……Looks like another Joe Cox situation on the horizon.
LeMay is losing a year of playing time but he isn’t getting any experience.
That is bad coaching and playing down to the bad teams early in games.
Top 5 teams don’t do that for the entire season.

AltamahaDawg

November 5th, 2012
3:41 pm

Bulldogs for Muschamp Lifetime Contract

November 5th, 2012
4:23 pm

Because Lemay won’t play ever. Mason is the next in line after Murray and then Ramsey

BTW

Here’s a prediction for you

UGA 49
GT 14

Murray 24-30
405 yards
5 TD’s

ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bulldogs for Muschamp Lifetime Contract

November 5th, 2012
4:25 pm

Is Bama not a top team? They struggled to put Ole Miss away.

It’s a startling revelation but an important one when you realize that UGA’s opponents have coaches who want to win and have kids on scholarship who are capable of playing Division I SEC football.

Matthews Dawg

November 5th, 2012
4:32 pm

Timeout…. I would like to see LeMay play as much as anyone. But, if he isn’t getting the job done, then he can’t play. This isn’t rec ball and you get what you earn! Some guys must not be earning the right to play. Maybe they are not doing what they need to do in practice to earn the right to play. Maybe, just maybe, others are working harder! You and I are not at practice and we have to trust the coaches. Let’s worry about Auburn, we still have to win one more game in the SEC. Auburn is a rival and they will being trying like crazy to knock us out of the SECCG. I know if the tables were reversed, UGA would be trying to do that to them.
Lastly, I would love to see us put a team away early. ND hasn’t been putting away teams either and they are number 4. I don’t care if we win by 1 or 101, just as long as we win! I may have 10 heart attacks by the end of the game, but when we win it’s all worth it! Go Dawgs and all you haters give it a rest for a couple of days! Go Dawgs!!

Put in Timeout by Ken Suguira,Filtered by Mark Bradley, Banned once by Bill King & Chip Towers but only slightly loved by Jeff Schultz.

November 5th, 2012
4:32 pm

Bulldogs for Muschamp Lifetime Contract
November 5th, 2012
4:25 pm

Is Bama not a top team? They struggled to put Ole Miss away.
===============================================
When? 27 to 7 at the half………it was never in doubt after the 1st half was over.

Put in Timeout by Ken Suguira,Filtered by Mark Bradley, Banned once by Bill King & Chip Towers but only slightly loved by Jeff Schultz.

November 5th, 2012
4:36 pm

Mathews…………..the point is UGa should be putting away crappy teams and even if LeMay sucks in practice he should be getting some experience in games, but UGa isn’t putting teams away.

Lonnie

November 5th, 2012
4:39 pm

Great game Aaron. Awesome job dawgs. We are 8-1!!!!!!!

Put in Timeout by Ken Suguira,Filtered by Mark Bradley, Banned once by Bill King & Chip Towers but only slightly loved by Jeff Schultz.

November 5th, 2012
4:39 pm

ND is over ranked too. They are getting the TV backing to hopefully get ND v Bama for the BCS game so every TV will be watching.
ND has been carried in the 2 games they should have LOST.

Dawg01

November 5th, 2012
4:43 pm

ND would be a below average SEC Team. Did every announcer for ESPN attend ND? They need to get a grip and realize how average ND looked on Saturday.

GB's Hamburgers

November 5th, 2012
4:57 pm

The anointed one was pretty good on Sat.and there was some pressure on him. Glad to see it but I think it’s an aberration. Rising to the occasion is something that’s inherent, not learned. You come in as a freshman with it. Just look at the two quarterbacks in the LSU/Bama game. Yes they made some mistakes but when it counted both played at an almost super human level. OK that’s an exaggeration but you now what I mean.

Just Asking?

November 5th, 2012
5:36 pm

Vote for Murray. He is currently in third place behind Colby Cameron, LA TECH Athletics, and Marcus Mariota, University of Oregon Ducks.

http://www.facebook.com/allstatesugarbowl?fref=ts

Brewmaster

November 5th, 2012
5:38 pm

GB, you call 14 for 27 and 165 yards by McCarron ” super human ?” Except for the last drive, he was pedestrian at best. What would you call 21 for 28 for over 400 yds and 4 TDs ? But I guess you know more than the folks who gave Murray the accolades.

82Dawg

November 5th, 2012
5:45 pm

For everyone that is screaming for LeMay there is a reason he is not playing…he is not even the # 2 on the depth chart…a walk on is…

Bitter dawgs fan///--AARON MURRAY' EVIL TWIN

November 5th, 2012
5:59 pm

yes the EVIL TWIN showed up again in the first quarter

Thank GOD the better half TOOK over at Q/B—–congrats MURPHY

—CONGRATS OAK—-and little fullback brother oak.

—–DAWGS played with bulldog rage———-great to be a fan of

———–THIS THE GREATEST TEAM SINCE 2005———MAYBE 1980???

——Will see

Vampire Bill

November 5th, 2012
6:11 pm

6th all time in SEC. Impressive and just a Junior.

Put in Timeout by Ken Suguira,Filtered by Mark Bradley, Banned once by Bill King & Chip Towers but only slightly loved by Jeff Schultz.

November 5th, 2012
6:37 pm

Who are the people MURRAY is behind?
How many have Heisman Trophies?
SEC Championships?
National Championships?

MA English 75

November 5th, 2012
7:55 pm

@Put in Timeout by Ken Suguira,Filtered by Mark Bradley, Banned once by Bill King & Chip Towers but only slightly loved by Jeff Schultz.

Please go away. Empty the dishwasher or something.

UGA quarterback situation

November 5th, 2012
8:41 pm

Lemay is evidently struggling to beat out Parker Welch for mop up duty. Watch out for Faton Bauta who is redshirting. Hearing some good things about him running the scout team. Coaches and players impressed. Strong arm, strong runner, lives in film room. If Murray were to leave early he would be a capable backup for Mason.

NC_Dawg

November 5th, 2012
9:36 pm

@Put in Timeout by Ken Suguira,Filtered by Mark Bradley, Banned once by Bill King & Chip Towers but only slightly loved by Jeff Schultz

Do you prefer to be called a moron or an imbecile? Because you qualify as both.

Dawg in Griffin

November 6th, 2012
12:52 am

I enjoyed watching Murray light up Ole Miss in the late second quarter and the second half. I’ll be the first to admit that his stats were the most quiet 21 for 28 and 384 yards I’ve seen in a while. If someone had asked me what his numbers were, I’d have guessed he completed just over half his passes for less than 300 yards. Congrats to him for such a dominant performance.

And spare me that garbage about sitting Murray out after building a lead. Bama’s back-up QBs have a combined seven pass attempts between the two of them this year, and they’ve blown out almost every team they’ve played. McCarron doesn’t sit, obviously. Landry Jones doesn’t come out after OU builds leads. Neither does Matt Barkley at USC or Geno Smith at WVU. That BS about QBs coming out after a game becomes a blowout is a myth. It’s just another excuse for UGA haters to bitch about the Dawgs and/or Richt.

Gary

November 6th, 2012
9:56 am

Haters gonna hate…. Wish they were not given an outlet on the AJC. I am pretty sure if they vented to their ‘friend’ instead of posting here, they would loose the friend as well. 8-1, in the drivers seat for the SEC, crazy production numbers, team honors all around, and still so much hate. ALl I can do is smile and realize the guys who ‘hate post’ have no power, zero influence, and are ingnored 100% by the university. There are about 20 boosters who decide Richt’s fate and none of them have the time to read the crap posted here. So keep crying and complaining like little childen, but know that no one of any importance is listening. Your opinion is just that. Its yours and no one else cares what you or I have say.

mike quinn

November 6th, 2012
12:54 pm

as usual murray had a good game against weak team. be for you get honors you should have to be playing a decent team. for the person who said ogletree got robbed..stop smoking that meth. he was playing against a weak team. when ga plays weak teams they shine. he needs to do it against top ranked teams then he might deserve it.

whiskey breath

November 6th, 2012
5:15 pm

Hey Chip, you don’t like W.B. do you? Is because he tell’s the truth?
You don’t have to like him, just be man enough not to delete his post.