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        === Murray spurs No. 5 Bulldogs to rout of Georgia Southern ===
 
 Athens,  GA (Sports  Network) -  Aaron  Murray threw  for 330  yards and  four
 touchdowns  to  lead No.  5 Georgia  past Georgia  Southern, 45-14, at Sanford
 Stadium on Saturday.
 
 Murray  completed  18-of-28 passes for  Georgia (10-1), which earned its fifth
 straight win.
 
 Chris  Conley caught four balls for 76 yards and two scores, while Todd Gurley
 had 68 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries in the victory.
 
 "The  second  half of the season  has been pretty impressive. We're happy with
 the results," Georgia coach Mark Richt said. "I think the guys are focused and
 they  think we've  got a chance to  do something special. All of our goals are
 still ahead of us, and we're happy about that."
 
 Jerick  McKinnon  went 1-for-4 through  the air for  16 yards, but carried the
 ball  19 times for 109 yards and two touchdowns for the Eagles (8-3), who lost
 two of three to close out their regular season.
 
 Dominique  Swope had  92 yards  on  17 carries  and Darreion  Robinson had  12
 carries for 54 yards in defeat.
 
 "Games  like  this do show our  guys that we can  run the ball against a great
 defense  and give  them  some  confidence going  into  the playoffs,"  Georgia
 Southern  coach  Jeff Monken said. "Hopefully  we will see some things on film
 that  gives  our guys some  confidence. I don't think  it's ever good to lose.
 People  say  you learn a  lot from a  loss, but I can  usually find a lot more
 things to learn from after win."
 
 Georgia  received  the ball first  and jumped out to  the early lead as Arthur
 Lynch  had receptions of 49 and 15 yards before Alexander Ogletree converted a
 4th-and-1 at the Georgia Southern 5-yard line with a 4-yard rush.
 
 Two plays later, Gurley capped the 10-play, 79-yard march by punching the ball
 across the goal line from a yard out.
 
 Georgia  Southern moved  the ball  as far  as the  Georgia 35  on its  ensuing
 possession,  but the Eagles opted to go for it on a 4th-and-3 at the Bulldogs'
 34 and Swope was held to just a 1-yard gain, turning the ball over on downs.
 
 Marshall  Morgan missed  a 51-yard  field-goal attempt  on the  ensuing drive,
 but  McKinnon  fumbled the ball three  plays later and Georgia recovered it at
 the Eagles 33.
 
 Murray  then completed a  20-yard pass to Rhett McGowan on a 2nd-and-18 at the
 Georgia  36, but McGowan fumbled on the play and Georgia Southern regained the
 ball at its own 45.
 
 The  Eagles were  able to capitalize on  the turnover with a 10-play trek that
 stretched  into  the  second  quarter  and was  capped  by  McKinnon's  1-yard
 touchdown run to knot the game at 7-7 with 11:53 left in the half.
 
 But Georgia answered with an 11-play, 47-yard drive Morgan finished with a 37-
 yard field goal to retake the lead.
 
 After  Alex  Hanks missed  a 39-yard field  goal on the  Eagles' next touch, a
 roughing  the  passer penalty and  a 21-yard catch by  Jay Rome set up Malcolm
 Mitchell's 24-yard touchdown grab to give Georgia a 17-7 lead at the break.
 
 The  Bulldogs pulled  away for  good  in the  second half  with 21  unanswered
 points.
 
 Murray  started  the streak by capping  a 12-play, 69-yard march that included
 three  third-down conversions  by hitting  Conley for  a 13-yard  touchdown on
 the Bulldogs' first possession of the third quarter.
 
 Georgia  regained  the ball at the  Georgia Southern 47 following a three-and-
 out, and Murray connected with Tavarres King deep down the left sideline for a
 43-yard score three plays later.
 
 Alec Ogletree then recovered a Swope fumble at the Eagles' 46-yard line before
 Conley  caught a  wide  receiver screen  and  raced 33  yards  down the  right
 sideline for a touchdown and a 38-7 advantage entering the fourth quarter.
 
 McKinnon's  23-yard  touchdown run  with 6:41 left  in the game  put an end to
 Georgia's  streak before Justin Scott-Wesley capped the scoring with a 13-yard
 touchdown  grab over a defender from backup quarterback Parker Welch after the
 Eagles failed to recover an onsides kick.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Georgia leads the all-time series between the teams, 5-0 ... The Bulldogs have
 now  reached 10  wins in  a season  for the  20th time  in school  history ...
 Georgia Southern finished with 302 rushing yards but was outgained by Georgia,
 474-318  ...  The Eagles  went 6-for-13  on third downs  and 1-for-3 on fourth
 downs ... Georgia was 10-for-14 on third downs and 1-for-1 on fourth downs ...
 Lynch finished with 68 yards on three receptions.
 
 
 
 
 
 11/17 19:58:50 ET