Home boy

Aaron Murray sure likes playing between the hedges.

In games at Sanford Stadium, Murray is 20-2, with the only losses coming to South Carolina (2011) and Arkansas (2010). In those 22 home games, he’s thrown 63 touchdown passes to just 11 interceptions, five of which came during his sophomore season. Here’s Murray’s year-by-year home splits:

2013 … 3-0 record, 67.8 completion percentage, 11 touchdowns, 2 INTs, 203.0 rating, 338.3 passing yards per game

2012 … 7-0, 71.4 percent, 19 TDs, 2 INTs, 209.6 rating, 295.0 yards per game

2011 … 5-1, 65.3 percent, 19 TDs, 5 INTs, 168.8 rating, 203.3 yards per game

2010 … 5-1, 66.2 percent, 14 TDs, 2 INTs, 177.9 rating, 244.2 yards per game

Gotta like his odds this Saturday, even with a banged-up receiving corps.


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36 responses to “Home boy

  1. HahiraDawg

    It helps both our lines too. O-line isn’t reacting to the snap like the d-line but can move on the cadence, our d-line gets that advantage vs. an opponent in Sanford where its been noisier of late. This in turn helps AM too.

  2. 202dawg

    Hutson would be undefeated at home. Jus’sayin’

  3. David K

    Unfortunately, he’s got other factors working against him this year.

    Average points allowed per game:
    2010 22.1
    2011 20.5
    2012 19.6
    2013 32.2

    • watcher16

      ^^ This. For some strange reason I’m more worried about Mizzou’s offense more so than any other we’ve faced so far.

      • SCDawg

        Yup. Did you see the defensive stats we’ve put up this year? We are the worst in the conference at nearly everything. The defense is going to have to do something. We need to knock the QB down, intercept some passes, and cause a fumble or two. We’re due for turnovers. How about flipping the script and getting a special teams score for once? Simply put, if we don’t improve on special teams and defense, there is simply no way to overcome the injuries on the offensive side of the ball.

        • Ghost of Dawgs Past

          As Coach Russell used to say “if we score we may win, if they don’t score we will never lose” or something along those lines. Hell, I’d settled for giving up 14 less per game.

      • sUGArdaddy

        I’m not sure about Mizzou yet. They’re best win was vs. an Indiana team that lost to Navy at home. I think we’re seeing that Vandy isn’t that good. Don’t be surprised if our D looks way better than we think on Saturday.

        We’ve got a 4 and 5 star kids who are being told all week by the media about how bad they suck, and they are better than that squad in black and gold this Saturday. They might just show it.

        • Russ

          Indiana isn’t that bad. They beat Penn State handily for the first time ever.

          • The Lone Stranger

            State Penn ain’t so good either. They had every right to lose against Syracuse. Then they went out and “squashed” EMU and Kent St. And lost to UCF.

      • Russ

        Yep. We’ll need to score 40+ to win. Can’t see us keeping Mizzou below 35.

    • W Cobb Dawg

      You have to factor in the points allowed by special teams, which is a fairly big contributor to that average. The D has real problems, but our ST coaches (whoever they are) deserve some blame too.

      • Biggus Rickus

        The special teams are responsible for 21 points in five games. Subtract that 4.2 points per game, and Georgia’s defense is still giving up 28, which is horrendous.

        • Just doing the quick math at cfbstats.com (admittedly – this includes special teams scores as bifurcating that data would take way more time than I’m willing to put in) – the national scoring average is hovering right at 28.6 points per game. To me, its seems like 30 is the new 20 when we talk about offensive ppg in college football.

          No excusing the defense by any means (have to force more 3rd down stops as well as the offense is playing), but they’re not entirely inconsistent with the national trend right now.

  4. Go Dawgs!

    Aaron Murray. He’s truly got a chance to be remembered as the best quarterback to play for Georgia. I want him to get an SEC ring so badly just to validate that.

  5. William

    Mr Murray, Rumble young man, rumble! Let’s extend this stat to Saturday and well beyond.

    Defense: you are playing for more than pride now. You are playing to help the all time greatest QB UGA has ever known cement his legend. Strap it on and play like you have a pair!

    • Sanford222View

      The D does play like they have a pair. Effort and aggression is not the issue. It is lining up correctly and being in the correct position combined with missed assignments that are the biggest issues in my opinion. We have to correct the bad angles, loss of containment, and blown coverages. The good news is those are all correctable items it is just a question how long it takes to get corrected. In my opinion, we should be seeing better improvement in these areas by now.

      • Slaw Dawg

        Absolutely. At least 1 of 2 things must happen for Georgia to win this weekend: some luck comes our way (meaning turnovers, friendly bounces of punts and/or kick-offs) or the D plays up to the level of its talent rather than down to the level of its experience. If neither happens, hard to see how Georgia wins, and clearly Aaron Murray deserves better than that.

      • Dawgfan Will

        Maybe he meant a pair of brain cells.

  6. Bright Idea

    Regardless of BIG game wins and stats any questions about AM were gone with me his freshman year. He has never had a complete team around him and now his weapons are gone too. Unless you are of the Chuck Oliver ilk if he leaves without a championship I highly doubt that it will be his fault.

  7. W Cobb Dawg

    Need to abandon those short or backward passes and go for points. We screwed around with ut too long and it came back to bite us. Bury mizzou with points early and often, and make the D and ST’s less of a factor.

  8. Keese

    Senator you should know better than counting on the Dawgs to play things out as expected

  9. Spike

    Hello.. Artie Lynch!!

  10. William

    My apologies. I wasn’t going after their effort or aggressiveness. I was meaning more from the, if you aren’t getting it, bust your tail harder to make sure you do. I know these boys are working hard and don’t like messing up. I get that. I just believe if you know you are blowing it in a particular area (outside containment and letting plays get to the edge and beyond), maybe take a note from your Legendary QB and spend even more time going through film and asking as many questions about what you need to do to improve. Not saying these boys aren’t doing that, but it sure seems to be similar issues from game to game.

  11. Mayor of Dawgtown

    I have been preaching on this topic for years–to deaf ears. Why, pray tell, does UGA have only 6 home games most years when every other program in the SEC has at least 7 and some have 8? The year Auburn won the BCSNCG the Barners had 8 home games. FU sometimes has 9, if you count the WLOCP which is played 60 miles away from their campus. You don’t think those extra home games don’t make a difference? Look at those stats for Murray above. But the UGA administration always seem to make things as difficult as possible on the Dawgs rather than the other way around.

    • charlottedawg

      the stats must mean we don’t play ranked teams at home

    • Dog in Fla

      “if you count the WLOCP which is played 60 miles away from their campus.”

      Yes but those are speed-trap miles but you do get a chance to see the loveliness of North Florida prison towns

    • The other Doug

      Using your logic for the WLOCP our games at GT are home games.

      • Dog in Fla

        Keep that up and you’re really going to upset the Mayor’s agenda this afternoon

      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        “Using your logic for the WLOCP our games at GT are home games.” They are as a practical matter only Georgia doesn’t get to keep the game revenue. We’re 11-1 under CMR against Tech and 6-0 at their place. Hell, Bobby Dodd Stadium usually is filled with UGA fans for that game. But that’s another post for another day.

  12. Not to beat a dead horse but our defense got off the field twice last Sat and the punt team tanked it again. 14pt swing on the blocked punt for 6 and the delay of game call that I see every week If we keep the kicking game blunders to zero we win by 14. Still painful to watch the botched FG at Clemson! Have to think we could have won that game if not for that miscue.

    • adam

      That mistake at Clemson was on Nathan Theus. And he almost did it again for the PAT to tie the game against Tennessee. I think his days as the FG snapper are numbered. And I think he’s already lost his job as the punt long snapper.

      But that is a very good point.The defense did enough for this to be 34 (remember we missed a FG, too) to 17 in regulation. There would be less teeth-gnashing if that were the case, IMO.