Even with Georgia Southern on the verge of a halftime lead, Aaron Murray wasn't worried.
He knew No. 5 Georgia was too good to let this one slip away.
Murray threw four touchdown passes, Todd Gurley became only the second true freshman in Georgia history to rush for 1,000 yards, and the Bulldogs bounced back from a sluggish start to blow out lower-division Georgia Southern 45-14 on Saturday.
''We had some good matchups. We had some coverages we didn't exploit,'' Murray said. ''We were finally able to do that and make some big plays.''
Georgia (10-1) reached 10 wins for the eighth time in Mark Richt's dozen seasons as coach. Georgia Southern (8-3) wasted a chance to be ahead at the half - a potential first-and-goal ruined by a penalty - and that was all the edge Murray needed.
He completed a 24-yard touchdown pass to Malcolm Mitchell with just 4 seconds left in the half, sending Georgia to the locker room with a 17-7 lead. In the third quarter, Murray hooked up with Chris Conley...