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Aaron Murray’s Freshman Season

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If you had told me preseason that Aaron Murray would throw for 2,851 yards, 24 TDs and only 6 INTs with one game remaining on the schedule, I would’ve thought for sure that we’d have won 9-10 games. Easily. But here we sit at 6-6.

As a point of comparison, here are the first year starter totals for other recent UGA QBs:

  • Joe Cox (RSr.) – 2,584 yards / 24 TDs / 15 INTs
  • Matt Stafford (Fr.) – 1,749 / 7 TDs / 13 INTs
  • DJ Shockley (RSr.) – 2,588 / 24 TDs / 5 INTs
  • David Green (RFr.) – 2,789 / 17 TDs
  • Quincy Carter (Fr.) – 2,484 / 12 TDs
  • Mike Bobo (RJr.) – 2,440 / 13 TDs
  • Eric Zeier (Fr.) – 1,984 / 7 TDs

INT information isn’t as easy to get your hands on prior to 2004. Also…Bobo was technically a first year starter in 1995, but he was injured so early that I didn’t think it was fair to post those stats.

Murray’s current passer rating of 162.7 is greater than Mike Bobo’s UGA single season record of 155.8. His 61.8% completion percentage is third best in UGA history for a single season, and he’s one TD away from tying the single season Georgia record Matt Stafford obtained in his final season before being the #1 pick of the draft.

All of which baffles me when I think about us being 6-6.



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