The Georgia Bulldogs were the preseason pick to repeat as the SEC’s East Division champion. However, injuries derailed their season. Senior quarterback Aaron Murray got the Bulldogs off to a good start. After losing a non-conference opener to #8 Clemson 38-35, the Bulldogs won their next four games including wins over South Carolina and LSU who were both ranked sixth at that time.
However, by the time they came up against Missouri on October 12th, Murray was without his top two running backs Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall. Murray threw two interceptions and lost one of the Bulldogs two fumbles. Four turnovers led to a 41-26 loss. The Bulldogs then fell to Vandy and were just 4-3. Georgia managed to win four of their last five games…their only other loss coming to Auburn who will play for the BCS Championship game, but in the process, lost Murray who tore his ACL in the second to last game of the season. Murray threw for over 3,000 yards with 26 touchdowns and only nine interceptions.
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