Posted September 16, 2012 on AP on Fox
Florida Atlantic scored only one touchdown against lower-division Wagner. By early in the second quarter, they already had put up more points than that on the seventh-ranked team in the country. That turned out to be the highlight for the Owls. Aaron Murray passed for a career-best 342 yards and accounted for four touchdowns - two passing, two rushing - to lead Georgia back from another slow start for a 56-20 rout of Florida Atlantic on Saturday night. The Owls (1-2), a 44-point underdog who have only two wins in two seasons, caused the crowd of more than 92,000 to get a bit restless when they kept converting third downs and matched Georgia score for score early on. Damian Fortner broke off a 43-yard touchdown run and Graham Wilbert hooked up with Nexon Dorvilus on a 2-yard scoring pass that made it 14-14 less than 3 minutes into the second period. ''The first half was fun,'' Fortner said. Just when Florida Atlantic might have starting thinking of itself as the next Louisiana...
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