Surely you jest, SEC.

I didn’t expect Aaron Murray to be named SEC Offensive Player of the Week – they ought to rename the award in honor of Cam Newton and retire it – but I figured he was a lock for SEC Freshman of the Week.

Wrong, Bacon Breath.

Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray: He completed 20 of 38 passes for 354 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in Tennessee’s 24-14 win against Kentucky. He threw for 200 yards and two touchdowns in the first half as the Vols established a 14-7 halftime lead.

I see.  Murray threw for more touchdowns with zero interceptions and at a higher completion percentage.  That halftime lead thing there, though, is dynamite.  Too bad Murray couldn’t match… oh, wait.

Just for basic comparison here – Murray’s passer rating against Georgia Tech was 250.86.  Going through the list of the top twelve quarterbacks in the conference by rating, Murray’s performance has only been topped twice all season – Stephen Garcia racked up a 268.60 against Troy and Cam Newton (naturally) had a 261.09 rating against UT-Chattanooga.

Tyler Bray’s rating on Saturday worked out to 137.72.  There are six starting quarterbacks in the SEC whose average ratings for the season are higher than that.


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22 responses to “Surely you jest, SEC.

  1. Rick

    Murray’s season has no doubt been Green-enhanced, but this is what a mediocre quarterback’s stats look like with the benefit of one of the greatest college receivers of all time. UGA is looking pretty good at QB for the foreseeable future.


  2. Mark Badley

    I voted Paul Johnson for SEC coach of the week


  3. Dog in Fla

    Nothing stands in the way of the Derek Dooley Dynasty.


  4. NRBQ

    Man would I love to see the coaches let Murray cut it loose just once.

    He had half as many attempts as Bray.

    Let’s see: give Murray another 19 attempts with the same rate of success and you get 542 yards.

    Of course, that’s accompanied by the assumption he could duplicate his first half, but still, just damn.


  5. A. Murray

    Who cares? Really, like this is a bonehead award anyway….