In his time with the Georgia Bulldogs, the biggest knock on quarterback Aaron Murray has been that he can’t win big games. Well, after a September of two victories over ranked opponents, the Murray haters are quietly starting to disappear. The Bulldogs defended home turf on Saturday as Georgia downed the LSU Tigers, and it was more impressive than your average “statement” game.
Believe it or not; the Bulldogs were able to send Les Miles‘ Tigers packing without Todd Gurley on the field for more than half of the game. Many NFL scouts have called Gurley the most powerful running back in the upcoming class, so the fact that Georgia was able to win without him is shocking to say the least.
While Gurley’s health will be the story moving forward, it’s the Bulldogs’ signal-caller who deserves a bulk of the credit on Saturday. Murray torched LSU to the tune of five touchdowns, nearly 300 passing yards and one game-winning drive as Georgia survived its treacherous September schedule. Don’t look now, but the Bulldogs are slowly becoming everyone’s favorite college team, which could be a good thing or a bad thing for Richt’s troops.