Georgia’s Aaron Murray takes SEC offensive player of week honors into Florida game

Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray torched Kentucky for 427 yards and four touchdowns Saturday night in Lexington, Ky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray torched Kentucky for 427 yards and four touchdowns Saturday night in Lexington, Ky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

ATHENS – Georgia’s Aaron Murray got a nice little pat on the back heading into the Bulldogs’ biggest game of the year.

The junior quarterback from Tampa was named the Southeastern Conference offensive player of the week by the league office on Monday.  The honor comes on the heels of Murray’s record-setting performance in Georgia’s 29-24 win over Kentucky Saturday night in Lexington. Against the Wildcats, Murray completed 30 passes on 38 attempts, which set a school record for completion percentage (78.95). Murray also recorded a career-high with 427 yards passing yards, which was is fourth-best in school history, and threw for four touchdowns.

Murray’s scoring tosses made him Georgia’s all-time leader in touchdown passes with 75. David Greene had 72 from 2001-04. The 75 TD passes is ninth most in SEC history.

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