SEC Digital Network
ATLANTA, Ga. – Georgia traveled to Atlanta to face rival Georgia Tech, and despite playing without starting quarterback Aaron Murray, the Bulldogs (8-4) came away with a 41-34 victory in double overtime.
Hutson Mason took the reins from Murray, who suffered a season-ending knee injury last week, and maintained his composure even in the face of a 20-0 deficit. Georgia Tech (7-5) started quickly out of the gate, using a pair of touchdowns from quarterback Vad Lee – one through the air and one on the ground – to take control early.
UGA managed to close the gap just before the half when Mason hit Todd Gurley on a 9-yard touchdown pass. After the break, the Bulldogs outscored the Jackets 20-7 in the second half to force overtime.
Once in overtime, Gurley scored a pair of touchdowns on the ground to offset another rushing touchdown from Lee, and a big stop from the Georgia defense clinched the win.
Mason filled in admirably for Murray, throwing for nearly 300 yards and a pair of TDs. Gurley went for 122 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.
Passing – Vad Lee, 11-for-23, 232 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT
Rushing – David Sims, 21 car, 100 yards
Receiving – Robert Godhigh, 4 rec, 82 yards
Passing – Hutson Mason, 22-for-36, 299 yards, 2 TD, INT
Rushing – Todd Gurley, 20 car, 122 yards, 3 TD
Receiving – Chris Conley, 7 rec, 129 yards
• Georgia now leads the all-time series 64-37-5.
• Georgia is now 12-1 against Georgia Tech under head coach Mark Richt.