Arthur Lynch, Jay Rome lift Bulldogs early

Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE

Tight end Arthur Lynch had three receptions for 68 yards against Georgia Southern on Saturday.

Georgia tight ends Arthur Lynch and Jay Rome combined for five receptions for 97 yards to help the Bulldogs defeat Georgia Southern, 45-14, on Saturday.

Lynch was the second-leading receiver on the team, behind Chris Conley, with three receptions.

Both Lynch and Rome have experienced an increased role since top wide receivers Marlon Brown and Michael Bennett suffered season-ending injuries.

Offensive coordination Mike Bobo told Yousef Baig of Dog Bytes Online that the tight ends have done a "nice job in the last few weeks."

Lynch has 15 receptions for 308 yards and two touchdowns this season. Six of those receptions have come in the last two weeks. Rome has nine receptions for 109 yards, with seven of those catches coming in the last three weeks.

Murray completed 18 of his 28 attempts for 330 yards and four touchdowns against Georgia Southern. Georgia has scored over 35 points in three consecutive games. They're averaging 37.6 points per game this season, which ranks 21st in the country.

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