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Murray sets SEC record for career TD passes as Georgia overwhelms Appalachian State 45-6

  • Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, right, celebrates with teammate Rantavious Wooten, after the pair connected on a pass for a touchdown in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Appalachian State, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, right, celebrates with teammate Rantavious Wooten, after the pair connected on a pass for a touchdown in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Appalachian State, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman)  (The Associated Press)

  • Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray throws a pass in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Appalachian State, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray throws a pass in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Appalachian State, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman)  (The Associated Press)

  • Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray walks off the field after throwing his second touchdown in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Appalachian State, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray walks off the field after throwing his second touchdown in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Appalachian State, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman)  (The Associated Press)

Aaron Murray threw two touchdown passes to set the SEC career record, and Georgia broke open a close game with a dominant second half to beat Appalachian State 45-6 Saturday.

Todd Gurley, J.J. Green and Brendan Douglas ran for touchdowns as Georgia (6-3) outscored the Mountaineers 31-0 in the second half after leading only 14-6 at halftime.

Appalachian State (2-8) reached eight losses for the first time since a 3-8 finish in 1979. The Mountaineers, in their last season as a FCS team, are moving to the Sun Belt Conference in 2014.

Murray completed 19 of 26 passes for 281 yards with touchdown passes to Rantavious Wooten and Michael Bennett. He threw one interception. Hutson Mason took over in the fourth quarter and threw a 3-yard scoring pass to Kenneth Towns.

Murray began the day one touchdown pass behind Danny Wuerffel's Southeastern Conference record of 114 at Florida from 1993-96.