Aaron Murray was glad that he didn’t find his way to Georgia’s long injury list after taking a shot against Vanderbilt in the Bulldogs’ last game after he ran up the middle on a second quarter play.
“There were a little cobwebs, but no concussion or anything like that,” the Georgia senior quarterback said. “I felt fine after the next play. It was more, `My neck’s a little sore.’”
Murray was hit hard on a tackle by Vanderbilt linebacker Jake Sealand two plays before he scored his second rushing touchdown of the game on a 2-yard run on a bootleg play when Georgia’s receivers were covered. He also scored on a 1-yard quarterback sneak.
That gives him a distinction that I’m pretty sure every Georgia fan hopes no longer is the case after Saturday’s game against Florida.
Murray leads the Bulldogs with one more rushing touchdown than star tailback Todd Gurley, expected back after missing three games with an ankle injury.
“I’m leading the team in rushing touchdowns right now,” Murray said. “I’m five and he’s four so I give him crap about that.”
Murray had a career-long 57-yard run against Tennessee—on a scramble–and ran the read option a couple of times against Missouri.
“We had a couple of those. … and he did a nice job,” offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said. “I think he had two carries off it.”
“Everybody runs zone read, we run zone read,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said on his radio show. “We don’t pull it a lot, but he’ll pull it from time to time.”
Said Bobo: “We’ve done a lot of those in the past now. Murray just doesn’t pull them all the time.”
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