Georgia QB Aaron Murray Passes Tim Tebow for SEC Record of Total Offense

Brian Leigh@@BLeighDATFeatured ColumnistOctober 19, 2013

Georgia's season is officially on life support, and the bleeding didn't stop after it let Vanderbilt come back and win, 28-27, on Saturday afternoon.

But there was one moment of brightness on the afternoon, when senior quarterback Aaron Murray—one of the last men standing on offense—passed Tim Tebow for the most total yards in SEC history.

Per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Murray's first-quarter completion to tight end Arthur Lynch gave him 30 total yards for the game and 12,233 for his career, passing Tebow's mark of 12,232. Earlier this season, Murray passed David Greene to become the SEC's all-time leading passer.

Starting since he was a freshman in 2010, Murray has never finished with less than 3,000 passing yards in a year, and he is well on his way to passing that mark as a senior. That consistency and longevity has helped enshrine him in Southeastern conference lore.

Oct 5, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; Georgia Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt walks off the field with Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray (11) after defeating the Tennessee Volunteers 34-31during overtime at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY
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But the Bulldogs' failure to record many team achievements has cast a (slight) pall over all of Murray's records. At the end of the day, every quarterback wants what Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron has—two national titles—more than what Murray has, right?

"I came back [as a senior] to win games and to try and lead this team to a championship," Murray said, according to Matt Murschel of the Orlando Sentinel

That quest took yet another hit on Saturday, as Georgia—with the aide of another dumb targeting call—dropped to 4-3 on the season and 1-2 in SEC play. The Bulldogs are looking way up at Missouri for the SEC East lead and the Tigers own a tiebreaker over them.

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Still, though some of Murray's legacy hinges on how UGA finishes this season, he has already ensured himself a spot in the record book and will go down as one of the SEC's all-time best volume passers.

He finished the game with 113 passing yards, no touchdowns and one interception.

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