Sunday, November 17, 2013
Week 12 helmet stickers
By David Ching
ATHENS, Ga. -- A last-minute touchdown pass ripped out Georgia's heart on Saturday, but here are three players who still earned helmet stickers with their performances in the 43-38 loss to Auburn.
Aaron Murray: We've all seen the unfortunate stats about Murray's record against ranked opponents as Georgia's starting quarterback. Nobody who watched Saturday's game will pin this loss on Murray. The Bulldogs senior led Georgia to three straight touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including his go-ahead 5-yard run with 1:49 to play, giving Georgia a 38-37 lead. After Auburn reclaimed the lead, he led the Bulldogs deep into Auburn territory in the closing seconds but was unable to muster another touchdown. Murray finished 33-for-49 for 415 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, plus he ran nine times for 37 yards and two scores. He also broke the SEC record for pass completions, now with 903 in his career.
Ramik Wilson: This was certainly not a banner day for Georgia's defense, although the Bulldogs tightened up a bit in the second half -- excluding the final Hail Mary for Auburn, of course. Nonetheless, junior inside linebacker Wilson was a force on Saturday, recording a career-high 18 tackles on Saturday to run his SEC-high tackles total to 110. He also had a sack and two tackles for a loss.
Todd Gurley: Georgia's star tailback is still not the weapon he once was, but the Bulldogs made use of his running ability in a variety of ways against Auburn. He scored Georgia's first touchdown with a 9-yard run in the second quarter to cut Auburn's lead to 13-7. And he led the team with both 10 receptions (for 77 yards) and 15 carries (for 79 yards). He became the first Bulldog to notch double-digit receptions in a game since Mohamed Massaquoi against Georgia Tech in 2008.