ATHENS, Ga. • Aaron Murray passed for a career-best 342 yards and two touchdowns and scored twice with short runs to help No. 7 Georgia bounce back from another slow start to blow out Florida Atlantic 56-20 on Saturday night.
Georgia (3-0), which was playing without Jarvis Jones and two other defensive starters, struggled in the first half to slow a Florida Atlantic team that scored a single touchdown against lower-division Wagner. The 44-point underdog Owls kept converting third downs and found themselves tied at 14-14 early in the second quarter.
But the Bulldogs simply had too many weapons for Florida Atlantic (1-2). They piled up a school-record 713 yards. Murray completed 14 of 19 passes, including a 67-yard touchdown to Michael Bennett and a 36-yarder to Arthur Lynch. Murray scored on a pair of 1-yard sneaks.