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By: Scott Crumbly
SEC Digital Network
ATHENS, Ga. – Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin was looking for a signature win in his second season at the helm for the Commodores, but the Georgia Bulldogs did not allow that win to come on Saturday at Sanford Stadium. UGA quarterback Aaron Murray was in complete control for the Dawgs, throwing two touchdowns in the 48-3 win.
Murray started the game hot, completing his first 11 passes for 111 yards and touchdown. He rounded out the evening with 250 yards on 18 completions and received a boost from a duo of freshman running backs. Keith Marshall (82 yards) and Todd Gurley (130 yards) combined for 212 rushing yards and four touchdowns, while Murray even got a rushing TD of his own for good measure.
Jordan Rodgers got the start at quarterback for Vandy after taking a seat behind Austyn Carta-Samuels last weekend. Rodgers was not able to find a groove against the Bulldogs, who held him to 218 yards yards and did not surrender a touchdown.
Jordan Matthews (120 yards) and Zac Stacy (83 yards) played well at receiver and running back, respectively, but the Bulldogs’ offensive prowess and stout defense proved to be too much for the Commodores to overcome.
Passing – Aaron Murray, 18-for-24, 250 yards, 2 TD
Rushing – Todd Gurley, 16 car, 130 yards, 2 TD
Receiving – Marlon Brown, 5 rec, 114 yards, TD
Passing – Jordan Rodgers, 13-for-23, 218 yards
Rushing – Zac Stacy, 12 car, 83 yards
Receiving – Jordan Matthews, 8 rec, 120 yards