The Georgia Bulldogs begin their 2012 regular season with a 45-23 win over the Buffalo Bulls. Georgia jumped out to an early 24-6 lead but saw Buffalo score 10 unanswered points to draw within 24-16 at the half. The Bulldogs regained control in the second half behind Aaron Murray and freshman running back Todd Gurley.
Gurley burst onto the scene in the first half with a 10-yard touchdown run on his second career carry to put the Bulldogs up 7-0. He followed that up with a 100-yard kick off return for Georgia's second score. Gurley wasn't finished as he added a 55-yard touchdown run in the second half. Gurley's debut looks nice with 100 yards rushing, two touchdowns on just eight carries.
Murray got off to a somewhat erratic start but the final numbers look good. Murray completed 15 of 26 passes for 158 yards and three touchdowns. Tavarres King caught six passes for 117 yards and a score while Michael Bennett added five catches for 76 yards and a touchdown.
Alex Zordich finished with 148 yards passing, 83 rushing and two total touchdowns. Running back Branden Oliver added 112 yards on 31 carries and a touchdown.
Georgia amassed 485 yards of total offense against Buffalo but the 347 yards total allowed is concerning. 199 of that came on the ground and that certainly won't make defensive coordinator Todd Grantham happy.
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