Junior quarterback Aaron Murray got off to a sizzling start as the Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead against Vanderbilt.
Unfortunately for the Commodores, he didn’t cool off.
The Tampa, Fla., native completed his first 12 passes, good for third on Georgia’s all-time list for consecutive completions to start a game. The record of 15 was set by Eric Zeier against Georgia Tech in 1993 and by Quincy Carter against LSU in 1998.
“Aaron prepares like no one we’ve had,” Georgia head coach Mark Richt said. “We’ve had guys that work hard. All our guys work hard in preparing. Aaron really takes it to another level in how he prepares for the game, and because of that, we have a high comfort level to let him check out of any play.”
At one point, Murray, who wears No. 11, completed 11 passes for 111 yards and one passing touchdown. The signal caller also had a rushing touchdown in the second quarter, giving him three rushing touchdowns in the last two games.
“My goal this year is to be consistent and focus on each play individually,” said Murray. “I break it down play by play by play. I give a lot of credit to my offensive line and the weapons I have when I’m in make it a lot easier for me.”
In just three quarters of play, the junior finished with 18-of-24 for 250 yards and two touchdowns through the air, in addition to his scoring run.