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By: Eric SanInocencio
SEC Digital Network
Birmingham, Ala. -- With a trip to the SEC Championship looming over Athens on Saturday, Georgia handled their rivalry business, defeating Georgia Tech 42-10 at Sanford Stadium. This is UGA's 63rd win all-time against the Yellow Jackets.
The Bulldogs move to 11-1 on the year, and will head to Atlanta to compete for the conference championship. Georgia Tech falls to 6-6 on the season.
Georgia played well on both sides of the ball, manhandling the Rambling Wreck for four quarters. Head coach Mark Richt's team jumped out early, taking a 28-3 advantage heading into the locker room. Aaron Murray had an efficient performance going 14-of-17 and throwing for 265 yards and a touchdown. The Bulldogs freshman running attack of Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall, commonly known as "Gurshall", ran for a combined four scores in the Saturday victory.
Georgia wasted no time getting on the board, taking advantage of a big kickoff return to reach the endzone in just four plays. Gurley added the exclamation point, running in from three yards out to put the Bulldogs ahead for good.
Passing – Aaron Murray, 14-for-17, 215 yards, 2 TD
Rushing – Todd Gurley, 12 car, 97 yards, 2 TD
Receiving – Malcolm Mitchell, 3 rec, 88 yards
Passing – Vlad Lee, 4-for-12, 65 yards, TD
Rushing – David Sims, 14 car, 71 yards, TD
-From 1917-24, Georgia and Georgia Tech did not play each other because of a dispute caused by a Georgia parade float that ridiculed the Yellow Jackets for playing football during World War I.
-Georgia leads the series 62-37-5 and doesn’t count two Georgia Tech wins during WWII (1943-44) when the Yellow Jackets utilized players from a naval officer’s training program hosted on campus
-UGA is 47-8 against non-conference opponents under Mark Richt.
- Georgia leads the series 62-37-5 and is 11-1 vs. GT under Richt.