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Top 25: No. 5 Georgia 45, Georgia Southern 14

Published November 17, 2012 3:15 pm

Top 25 football • The Bulldogs reached 10 wins for the eight time during Richt's coaching tenure.
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Athens, Ga. • Aaron Murray threw four touchdown passes, Todd Gurley became only the second true freshman in Georgia history to rush for 1,000 yards and the No. 5 Bulldogs bounced back from a sluggish start to blow out lower-division Georgia Southern 45-14 on Saturday.

Georgia (10-1) reached 10 wins for the eighth time in Mark Richt's dozen seasons as coach. Georgia Southern (8-3) had a shot at the halftime lead only to get scuttled by a penalty, and Murray took control from there.

He completed a 24-yard touchdown pass to Malcolm Mitchell with just 4 seconds left in the half, sending Georgia to the locker room with a 17-7 lead. In the third quarter, Murray hooked up with Chris Conley on a pair of scoring passes, sandwiched around a 43-yarder to Tavarres King. —