(ATHENS, Ga.) — Georgia freshman running back Todd Gurley rushed for 130 yards and three touchdowns, and linebacker Jordan Jenkins forced Volunteers quarterback Tyler Bray to fumble with 1:22 left in the game, as Georgia (5-0) stopped Tennessee (3-2), 51-44.
“We did what we had to do to win,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said. “I’m proud of everybody. It’s one more victory, and we’re still racing toward Atlanta.”
Georgia took an early 27-10 lead, but the Volunteers responded with 20 unanswered points. Then in the third quarter, Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray threw touchdown passes on the teams first two drives, giving the Bulldogs the lead for good.
Georgia’s other freshman running back, Keith Marshall, rushed for 164 yards and two touchdowns.
Next up for the undefeated Bulldogs, a trip to Columbia to take on South Carolina.
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News