ATHENS, Ga. -- Aaron Murray threw for 266 yards with two touchdowns and ran for 41 yards with two touchdowns as the freshman quarterback led Georgia to a 41-14 victory over Tennessee (2-4) on Saturday at Sanford Stadium.
The Volunteers' passing attack was on target. The Volunteers threw for 260 yards, completing 17-of-25 attempts, with one touchdown and one interception.
The Bulldogs (2-4) took an early lead, scoring 17 points in the first quarter. In the quarter, the Bulldogs scored on a 35-yard Murray run on first-down, a 42-yard field goal by Blair Walsh and a nine-yard touchdown pass on second-and-goal from Murray to Rantavious Wooten.
Justin Hunter played hard for Tennessee in the loss. The freshman wide receiver caught four passes for 110 yards with one touchdown.
Georgia's scoring plays also included a five-yard run by Murray and a one-yard run by Shaun Chapas and a 22-yard touchdown pass from Murray to A.J. Green and a 20-yard field goal by Walsh.
Scoring plays for the Volunteers included a 38-yard touchdown pass from Matt Simms to Hunter and a two-yard Tauren Poole run.
Simms went 9-of-13 for 179 yards and threw one touchdown for the Volunteers. Simms threw one interception. Tyler Bray also saw time at quarterback for the Volunteers. He went 8-of-12 for 81 yards.
Georgia next plays on Saturday, Oct. 16 against Vanderbilt and Tennessee next plays on Saturday, Oct. 23 against Alabama.
Fourth Quarter: Tennessee 14, Georgia 41
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia finished off an easy win over Tennessee 41-14 after a lackluster fourth quarter, as the two teams combined for two punts and zero points. The Bulldogs finished off an easy win over the Volunteers 41-14.
Top performances came from Caleb King, who ran for 35 yards for the Bulldogs in the fourth, and Tyler Bray who threw for 81 yards for Tennessee.
Justin Hunter had 110 yards receiving in the game for Tennessee.
The Volunteers let a scoring chance slip away and had their 77-yard drive stopped when Bray threw an incomplete pass on fourth-and-goal.
Third Quarter: Tennessee 14, Georgia 41
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia still controls the game 41-14 going into the fourth, as the Bulldogs passed the ball well in the third. The Bulldogs threw for 123 yards, completing 8-of-8 attempts, with no interceptions. They also ran for 18 yards on eight carries.
Top performances came from Aaron Murray, who ran for five yards with one touchdown and threw for 123 yards for Georgia, and Tauren Poole who ran for 13 yards with one touchdown for Tennessee.
The Bulldogs' defense put the clamps on the Volunteers' running game, allowing only 13 yards rushing on six attempts.
After a nine-play, 71-yard drive, Tennessee scored when Poole crossed the goal line on a two-yard run on third-and-goal.
After a 10-play, 66-yard drive, Georgia scored when Shaun Chapas crossed the goal line on a one-yard run on third-and-goal.
Georgia will start the fourth quarter with the ball on the Volunteers' 43-yard line.
Second Quarter: Tennessee 7, Georgia 27
ATHENS, Ga. -- Tennessee still faces a large deficit, trailing 27-7 going into the half, although the Volunteers passed the ball well in the second. Tennessee threw for 77 yards, completing 5-of-7 attempts, with one touchdown and no interceptions.
Top performances came from Justin Hunter, who caught two passes for 63 yards with one touchdown for Tennessee, and A.J. Green who caught a 22-yard touchdown pass for Georgia.
The Bulldogs' defense shut down the Volunteers' running game, allowing only 2 yards lost rushing on six attempts.
The Bulldogs' running game was contained by Tennessee, as Georgia only gained 15 yards on seven attempts on the ground.
Aaron Murray led the Bulldogs on a three-play, 37-yard drive. Murray went 2-for-3 for 52 yards on the drive. The Bulldogs scored when Murray threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Green on second-and-goal.
Georgia scored after a nine-yard punt return by Logan Gray set the Bulldogs up in good field position at Tennessee's 21-yard line. They then drove 18 yards on six plays and scored when Blair Walsh kicked a 20-yard field goal.
First Quarter: Tennessee 0, Georgia 17
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia seems in control of the game 17-0 going into
the second because of the Bulldogs' solid offense, which racked up 81
yards passing and 64 yards rushing.
Aaron Murray ran for 44 yards with one rushing touchdown and threw
for 81 yards with one passing touchdown for Georgia. Justin Hunter
caught a 28-yard pass for Tennessee.
Georgia's defense put the clamps on the Volunteers' running game, allowing only 22 yards rushing on eight attempts.
After a seven-play, 73-yard drive, the Bulldogs scored when Murray
crossed the goal line on a 35-yard run on first-down. Murray went
1-for-2 for 12 yards and ran twice for 44 yards on the drive.
The Bulldogs went on a nine-play, 25-yard drive that culminated when Blair Walsh kicked a 42-yard field goal.
Georgia scored after a fumble return by cornerback Derek Owens set
the Bulldogs up in good field position at the Volunteers' 41-yard line.
They then drove 41 yards on three plays. A key moment on the drive for
Georgia was when Murray threw a 33-yard pass to A.J. Green on
first-down. Georgia eventually scored when Murray threw a nine-yard
touchdown pass to Rantavious Wooten on second-and-goal.
Tennessee will start the second quarter with the ball at midfield
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