Was Aaron Murray’s performance against then-No. 6 South Carolina the best game of his Georgia career?
Murray didn’t say immediately after the game and this week said it’s among his top showings.
“It’s up there,” the fifth-year senior said. “It was a great game. I think it was one of the best games we’ve ever had. We were really clicking in the pass game and the run game. It felt good to be clicking on all cylinders offensively.”
Murray’s 244.2 pass efficency rating was surpassed in only one other SEC game in his career. He had a 255.6 against a 24th-ranked Auburn team in 2011.
Murray completed 14 of 18 passes for 224 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions in that game in a 45-7 rout.
Against South Carolina, he was 17 of 23 for 309 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions.
“I thought it was one of his better games just being on,” offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said. “He’s usually on with where to go with the ball and the decisions he makes, but I thought his accuracy was at a very high level in the game. And he had to be. We knew we were going to throw the ball quick and get rid of the ball and when we threw the ball we wanted to throw it at a high percentage and try to control the game, not just with our running game, but with our short passing game. We were able to do that.”
Here are the top pass efficiency ratings in Murray’s career:
255.6 vs. No. 24 Auburn in 2011 in a 45-7 win.
250.9 vs. Georgia Tech in 2010 in a 42-34 win.
249.1 vs. Florida Atlantic in 2012 in a 56-20 win.
244.2 vs. No. 6 South Carolina in 2013 in a 41-30 win.
237.3 vs. Ole Miss in 2012 in a 37-10 win.
236.9 vs. New Mexico State in 2011 in a 63-16 win.
227.4 vs. Georgia Tech in 2012 in a 42-10 win.
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