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        === No. 5 Georgia claims SEC East crown with rout of Auburn ===
 
 Auburn,  AL (Sports Network) - The last time Georgia and Auburn met at Jordan-
 Hare Stadium, it was the Tigers who were targeting a championship.
 
 Two  years  later, the Bulldogs  are the only team  thinking about any kind of
 title.
 
 Aaron  Murray  threw three  first-half  touchdown  passes  and No.  5  Georgia
 clinched  the  SEC East and  a spot in the  conference championship game for a
 second straight year with a 38-0 rout of Auburn.
 
 "I'm  just very  thankful to  have  the opportunity  to go  back to  Atlanta,"
 Georgia  head coach Mark Richt said. "I'm very excited about winning the East.
 I'm  very excited about going to Atlanta. There's no doubt about that. There's
 a lot of work to be done between now and then. We have a couple of games to be
 played."
 
 Murray  completed  18-of-24 passes for  208 yards  for Georgia (9-1, 7-1 SEC),
 which jumped out to a 28-0 halftime lead before cruising in the second half.
 
 "We knew we had to come in here and try to get on them really early and try to
 put  some  points on  the board.  Trying to  get their  fans out  of it is the
 biggest thing," Murray said.
 
 The  Bulldogs are tied  atop the SEC East standings with Florida, but hold the
 tiebreaker over the Gators following their 17-9 win on Oct. 27.
 
 Todd  Gurley carried  the ball  11  times for  116  yards and  a score,  Keith
 Marshall added 105 yards and a touchdown on eight rushes, while Tavarres King,
 Malcolm Mitchell and Chris Conley each had a touchdown reception in the win.
 
 What a difference two years has made for Auburn.
 
 At  this time two  seasons ago, the Cam Newton-led Tigers were bearing down on
 their  first  national championship  since 1957 when  they downed the Bulldogs
 49-31.
 
 Now, Auburn is just searching for an SEC win.
 
 It  will have  one final chance to  avoid its first winless record in SEC play
 since  1980 when it travels to Tuscaloosa on Nov. 24 to take on Alabama in the
 Iron Bowl.
 
 Freshman  Jonathan Wallace  made his second career start and finished 15-of-22
 for  181 yards  with an interception for  the Tigers (2-8, 0-7), who snapped a
 five-game skid last Saturday with a victory over New Mexico State.
 
 "Georgia is a very good football team, and we didn't play very well tonight in
 any phase of the game," Auburn head coach Gene Chizik said.
 
 Georgia  tallied touchdowns  on  each of  its first  four  possessions of  the
 contest.
 
 Gurley broke off a 49-yard run on Georgia's opening trek before Murray flipped
 a  6-yard  score to  Conley four  plays later to  conclude the 6-play, 76-yard
 drive.
 
 Murray,  who  was 9-of-9 for  70 yards over  the Bulldogs' first two offensive
 treks,  moved the chains on a 3rd-and-2 with a 15-yard scramble before finding
 Mitchell for a 5-yard touchdown on the very next play.
 
 On a 3rd-and-7 on Georgia's third offensive series, Murray rolled right before
 firing  into the right part of the end zone for King, who tapped his right toe
 inbounds for a 17-yard score.
 
 After  Murray  floated a 55-yard  pass to King  on a stop-and-go seam pattern,
 Gurley  ran in  untouched a play later  from six yards out, which made it 28-0
 with 5:09 left in the half.
 
 Marshall  Morgan nailed a 20-yard field goal on Georgia's initial drive of the
 second  half and Marshall scampered in from 62 yards out on the visitors' next
 touch, which extended the margin to 38-0 with 4:35 left in the third.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Georgia  is heading  to its  fifth SEC  title game  overall --  all under  the
 Richt  era ...  Georgia tied  the series  between the  teams, 54-54-8  ... The
 Bulldogs outgained the Tigers, 493-236 ... Murray started the game 10-for-10.
 
 
 11/11 00:12:22 ET