Aaron Murray hit Michael Bennett for a 23-yard touchdown in the second quarter of Saturday's game against Appalachian State, his second of the afternoon and the 115th of his career, breaking Danny Wuerffel's record for the most in SEC history.
Per Georgia Bulldogs beat writer, Seth Emerson:
Here is a video of the play:
Wuerffel played for the Spurrier-era Florida Gators and won the Heisman Trophy in 1996. He graduated after that season, and his record stood for nearly 20 years before Murray broke it.
Earlier in the season, Murray took another SEC passing record away from a legendary Florida quarterback, eclipsing Tim Tebow's career mark of 12,232 yards. Despite an up-and-down season in Athens, he continues to put his personal stamp on the record book of his conference.
"What a fantastic career he's had," said Wuerffel of Murray's time at Georgia, according to Marc Weiszer of the Savannah Morning News. "...On one hand, I’m really happy for him and then the competitive part of me, you never like to see your records get beat, but I am happy for him."
Murray has watched receivers around him drop like flies this year, and the attrition on offense has resulted in a couple of losses, most notably at Vanderbilt a several weeks ago.
But the senior quarterback has been a stalwart on the Bulldogs' offense, keeping the ship afloat in the midst of turmoil and setting his team up to make a surprising potential run at the SEC East division crown.
Entering Saturday's game, he led the East division with 18 touchdown passes, despite playing a difficult schedule and not getting to pad his stats against cupcakes. So long as Murray is healthy, this offense will always score enough points to survive.
Murray now sits in the top 10 in NCAA history in touchdown passes, and he should be able to pass Landry Jones (123) by the end of the year, which would land him in the top five.
Congrats to him on yet another broken record!
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