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           === Gurley fuels No. 6 Georgia's victory over Buffalo ===
 
 Athens, GA (Sports Network) - Todd Gurley struck for 100 yards rushing and two
 touchdowns,  adding a  100-yard kickoff return for another score, as the No. 6
 Georgia  Bulldogs  topped the Buffalo  Bulls, 45-23, in the first-ever meeting
 between the schools at Sanford Stadium.
 
 "There's  no such  thing as a bad  victory. We are thankful for the win," said
 Georgia head coach Mark Richt. "I want to congratulate Buffalo for the effort.
 They  played  extremely well. 1-0  is a great thing.  We've got some things to
 clean up, there's no doubt about that.
 
 Aaron  Murray totaled  258 yards  and three  TDs on  15-of-26 passing  for the
 Bulldogs  (1-0), looking  to improve on a  10-4 mark in 2011 which included an
 Eastern Division SEC title and a loss in the Outback Bowl to Michigan State.
 
 Tavarres  King led all receivers with 117 yards and a score on six receptions,
 while Michael Bennett and Rantavious Wooten added TD grabs for the hosts.
 
 Alex  Zordich  threw for 148 yards  and a touchdown on 14-of-24 efficiency for
 the Bulls (0-1), coming off a 3-9 campaign a year ago.
 
 "There  are no moral  victories. We line up, we play and we want to win," said
 Buffalo  head coach Jeff Quinn. "That being said, there are things that we can
 take  away  from this game.  We play these games  for national exposure, to be
 able  to play  against a great team.  I'm proud that these players fought hard
 and make some plays."
 
 Zordich  added  83 yards and one  rushing score on 14 carries, complementing a
 112-yard,  one-TD  performance from Branden  Oliver. Alex Neutz added 52 yards
 and a score on five catches in defeat.
 
 Woods  dove in the end zone to haul in a 38-yard pass from Murray on the first
 series  of the  second half and Georgia  led 31-16. It capped an 82-yard drive
 completed in six plays.
 
 Murray  hit Bennett in the back of the end zone early in the fourth to make it
 38-16,  then Gurley  put the game away  on Georgia's next touch with a 55-yard
 touchdown scamper.
 
 Zordich  took it  himself for  a  2-yard score  with 4:08  remaining, and  the
 Bulldogs killed the clock on their final possession to lock up the victory.
 
 Gurley's  10-yard TD run capped Georgia's opening drive, but Buffalo countered
 on its ensuing possession with a 16-yard connection from Zordich to Neutz. The
 extra point failed and it was 7-6 for the hosts.
 
 On the kickoff, Gurley shook several tacklers up the middle and danced his way
 down the left sideline for a 100-yard return and 14-6 edge.
 
 "That electrified the fans and it electrified me, too. That was fun to watch,"
 Richt added.
 
 Georgia  kicker Marshall  Morgan pushed a 45-yarder wide right with 90 seconds
 left  in the first quarter, but he connected from 35 yards early in the second
 for a 17-6 game.
 
 Murray  then  connected for a 63-yard  score with King for an 18-point spread,
 but  the  Bulls countered with 2:12  remaining in the  half on a 2-yard TD run
 from Oliver.
 
 After  holding  the hosts to  a 3-and-out,  Cordero Dixon's 33-yard return set
 Buffalo  up  near midfield and  Patrick Clarke connected  from 18 yards out to
 send the visitors to the break down 24-16.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Georgia  posted 485  yards of  total offense  to 347  for Buffalo  ... Bennett
 picked  up 76  yards on  five grabs,  and Wooten  ended with  45 yards  on two
 catches  ...  Jimmy Gordon totaled 63  yards on three receptions for the Bulls
 ...  Both  programs are in action  next Saturday, as Georgia heads to Missouri
 and Buffalo hosts Morgan State.
 
 
 
 09/01 19:09:41 ET

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