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               === No. 7 Bulldogs defeat Florida Atlantic easily ===
 
 Athens,  GA (Sports  Network) - Aaron Murray threw for a career-high 342 yards
 and  a  pair of  touchdowns  on  Saturday and  No.  7  Georgia routed  Florida
 Atlantic, 56-20, at Sanford Stadium.
 
 Murray  completed  14-of-19 passes with  an interception and added two rushing
 touchdowns  as the Bulldogs (3-0) stretched their regular-season win streak to
 13 games.
 
 Todd  Gurley  ran for 111 yards  and a touchdown  on 10 carries in the victory
 while Keith Marshall had 104 yards and a score on 10 rushes for Georgia, which
 outscored Florida Atlantic 28-6 in the second half.
 
 Michael  Bennett  contributed to  the blowout  with 110  receiving yards and a
 touchdown  on  four catches and Arthur  Lynch added three catches for 73 yards
 and a score.
 
 "The offense really did a good job -- running the ball, passing the ball, pass
 protecting,"  said  Georgia head  coach Mark Richt.  "Other than the turnovers
 that  were  alarming, it was a  good output by  the offense. When you get that
 type  of output,  you're executing and doing  some very good things. If we can
 keep  from shooting  ourselves in the foot with turnovers and penalties, we've
 got a chance to be good on offense."
 
 Graham Wilbert completed 18-of-33 passes for 183 yards with a touchdown and an
 interception  for the  Owls (1-2),  who were  coming off  a setback  to Middle
 Tennessee.
 
 "I  think we can  execute at a high level every week, but you have to remember
 where  we are," said Florida Atlantic head coach Carl Pelini. "We only have so
 many  bullets  in the  gun. We were  still executing and  blocking late in the
 game, and I think we can use this to improve. Two or three years down the road
 we will have more offense to go to, so I'm not worried about that."
 
 Damian Fortner had 14 carries for 81 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's loss,
 while William Dukes caught five passes for 98 yards.
 
 The  Bulldogs  opened the  third  quarter  with a  pair  of  quick scores  and
 rode the momentum to an emphatic victory.
 
 Lynch  began the  second-half onslaught when he caught a pass from Murray near
 the  sideline  and stiff-armed  a defender  before reaching  the ball past the
 pylon for a 36-yard touchdown.
 
 Following  a Florida  Atlantic three-and-out, Gurley burst through the line of
 scrimmage  and  cruised past the  secondary en route to  a 38-yard score and a
 42-14 lead.
 
 Murray brought the Bulldogs deep into Florida Atlantic territory on their next
 touch, but he was intercepted by Jeremy McKnight in the end zone.
 
 Wilbert, though, gave the ball back on the ensuing play from scrimmage when he
 was intercepted by Amarlo Herrera, who returned the pick 35 yards for a score.
 
 Christian  LeMay  replaced Murray at  the start of  the fourth quarter and led
 Georgia  on a 65-yard scoring drive. The redshirt freshman completed a 43-yard
 pass  to Justin Scott-Wesley  on the march and Ken Malcome rushed for 26 total
 yards  on three straight  carries before LeMay punched the ball in from a yard
 away.
 
 LeMay  made a mistake  on the Bulldogs' next series when he was intercepted by
 Adarius  Glanton, who brought  the pick back 42 yards for a score. The ensuing
 extra point was blocked, sealing the final result.
 
 Daniel   McKinney  fumbled  on  the  game's  opening  possession  and  Georgia
 capitalized  with  a 71-yard scoring  drive, which was highlighted by Gurley's
 21-yard scamper and capped by Murray's short touchdown plunge.
 
 Later  in  the first  quarter, Florida  Atlantic was the  recipient of a Lynch
 fumble  and Fortner found  the end zone four plays later with a 43-yard, game-
 tying run.
 
 Marshall  opened the  Bulldogs'  next  drive with  a  20-yard  run and  Murray
 followed  with three  straight lengthy completions -- to Marlon Brown, Bennett
 and  Tavarres  King  --  before  the true  freshman  tailback  Marshall  broke
 the plane from two yards out for a 14-7 lead.
 
 Starting  from its own 3-yard line, Florida Atlantic again responded, courtesy
 of  a  pair of  long  completions.  First, Wilbert  hit  Dukes  for a  32-yard
 connection  to give the Owls breathing room. Then, facing a 3rd-and-6, Gilbert
 threw  a  48-yard strike  to Dukes, who  was brought down  at the 1-yard line.
 Nexon  Dorvilus hauled  in a short touchdown  pass two plays later to knot the
 score early in the second quarter.
 
 After the teams traded punts, Georgia used eight straight rushes to regain the
 lead.  Marshall had runs  of 28 and 17 yards on the trek before Murray's sneak
 made it 21-14.
 
 Shortly  before  the half,  the Bulldogs extended  their advantage when Murray
 found Bennett for a 67-yard scoring strike.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Bulldogs racked up a school-record 713 yards of total offense ... For the
 first time in school history, Georgia has scored at least 40 points in each of
 its  first three  games of  the  season ...  This was  the first-ever  meeting
 between the schools on the football field.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 09/16 02:55:54 ET