Georgia 45, Georgia Southern 14

Date - Saturday, November 17, 2012 1:30 PM
Location - Sanford Stadium
Attendance - 92746

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Georgia Southern 0 7 0 7 14
Georgia 7 10 21 7 45

Recap


No. 4 Georgia 45, Georgia Southern 14:
Aaron Murray passed for 330 yards and four touchdowns, including two to Chris Conley, as the Bulldogs used a strong second half to pull away from the visiting Eagles. 

Murray was 18-of-28 and Todd Gurley rushed for 68 yards and a score for the Bulldogs (10-1), who notched their 20th 10-win season and their first back-to-back 10-win campaigns since 2007-08. 

The Eagles (8-3) had success running the ball early, and they tied the score at 7-7 on quarterback Jerick McKinnon's 1-yard touchdown run with 11:53 left in the first half. Georgia took a 17-7 lead into halftime, its defense buckled down and Murray threw touchdown passes on four straight possessions bridging the second and third quarters. 

Georgia Southern did have reason to celebrate Saturday, though, as The Citadel's win over Furman gave the Eagles the Southern Conference's automatic bid to the FCS playoffs. The Eagles shared the conference title with Wofford and Appalachian State. 

The Bulldogs have one more tuneup against an in-state opponent - rival Georgia Tech - before playing in the SEC Championship game. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Georgia has scored 56 touchdowns this season, the most in school history. The previous mark was set in 1942 and tied last season. … Gurley went over 1,000 rushing yards for the season, the first Bulldog to do so since Knowshon Moreno in 2008. … Georgia has won all five meetings between the teams by an average of 24.8 points, and Georgia Southern is 0-20 all-time against FBS opponents. 

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:21
Georgia   TD  Georgia 7 - Georgia Southern 0
2nd Quarter - 11:53
Georgia Southern   TD  Georgia 7 - Georgia Southern 7
2nd Quarter - 6:25
Georgia   FG  Georgia 10 - Georgia Southern 7
2nd Quarter - 0:04
Georgia   TD  Georgia 17 - Georgia Southern 7
3rd Quarter - 8:51
Georgia   TD  Georgia 24 - Georgia Southern 7
3rd Quarter - 5:07
Georgia   TD  Georgia 31 - Georgia Southern 7
3rd Quarter - 2:39
Georgia   TD  Georgia 38 - Georgia Southern 7
4th Quarter - 6:41
Georgia Southern   TD  Georgia 38 - Georgia Southern 14
4th Quarter - 3:13
Georgia   TD  Georgia 45 - Georgia Southern 14
TEAMS

Team Records

  Georgia Southern Georgia
W/L 8 - 3 - 0 10 - 1 - 0
Conference 6 - 2 - 0 7 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Georgia Southern Georgia
Score 14 45
First Downs 19 24
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-13
46%
10-for-14
71%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-3
33%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 318 474
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 58-302 36-120
Average/Rush 5.2 3.3
Passing
Comp-Att 1-4 20-31
Passing Yards 16 354
Average/Pass Play 4.0 10.7
Penalties-Yards 3-35 5-25
Fumbles-Lost 4-2 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 33:58 26:02

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. McKinnon 1/4 16 0 0
Georgia (10 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Murray 18/28 330 4 0
P. Welch 2/3 24 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. McKinnon 19 109 5.7 2
D. Swope 17 92 5.4 0
D. Robinson 12 54 4.5 0
J. Bryant 8 26 3.2 0
W. Banks 2 21 10.5 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Gurley 15 68 4.5 1
K. Marshall 7 29 4.1 0
K. Malcome 5 19 3.8 0
B. Smith 2 9 4.5 0
A. Ogletree 2 6 3.0 0
B. Harton 1 5 5.0 0
A. Murray 3 -15 -5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Sumner 1 16 16.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Conley 4 76 19.0 2
A. Lynch 3 68 22.7 0
T. King 3 61 20.3 1
M. Mitchell 2 39 19.5 1
R. McGowan 2 30 15.0 0
J. Rome 2 29 14.5 0
R. Wooten 2 26 13.0 0
J. Scott-Wesley 2 25 12.5 1