Aaron Murray has played in 17 different stadiums during his Georgia career.
Other than his home field at Sanford Stadium, the fifth-year senior quarterback could end up throwing more touchdown passes at Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium than anywhere else.
He already has thrown six there in two games, which is two more than Auburn’s Nick Marshall has thrown in five games there this year and 11 less than Cam Newton threw there in 2010 in his only season.
“It’s fun, it’s a great environment,” Murray said. “Obviously, I want to play as home as much as I can, but it’s a great place. … They’re a top-10 team. The fans are going to be nice and lathered up and ready to go so it should be fun.”
A quirk in the Southeastern Conference schedule sends Murray and the Bulldogs to Auburn again Saturday for his third game there and final SEC road game of his career.
The SEC career touchdown passing leader has seven touchdown passes in four games at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, five in one game at Florida Citrus Stadium in Orlando (against Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl) and four in three games in the Georgia Dome (Boise State and SEC title games against LSU and Alabama) and in one game at Bobby Dodd Stadium against Georgia Tech.
He never played at Alabama, LSU, Texas A&M, Arkansas or, obviously, Gainesville, Fla.
Murray actually lost seven of his first eight starts away from home
“He was basically a guy running around out there and didn’t know what was going on, but you saw the ability to make plays,” offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said. “He’s a guy that’s improved every year he’s been here and gotten better.”
A scar remains on Murray’s chin from 2010, courtesy of Nick Fairley in a 49-31 loss, but Murray still has 10 touchdowns without an interception in three games against the Tigers.
“I don’t know what it is, but hopefully it continues this Saturday for sure,” Murray said.