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Vanderbilt Commodores Vs. Georgia Bulldogs Final Score: 43-0, And Uga VIII Is 1-0

Athens, GA (Sports Network) – Aaron Murray threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Georgia Bulldogs to a 43-0 rout of the Vanderbilt Commodores at Sanford Stadium.

Murray was 15-of-24 through the air for the Bulldogs (3-4, 2-3 SEC) without an interception. Washaun Ealey ran for 123 yards on 17 carries and scored one touchdown. Carlton Thomas scored two rushing touchdowns, while Kris Durham caught four balls for 112 yards and a score.

Zac Stacy picked up just 39 rushing yards on nine carries for Vanderbilt (2-4, 1-2) which was limited to just 140 yards in total offense. Larry Smith was just 5-of-14 through the air for 70 yards, to go along with one interception.

Georgia took the early lead on Blair Walsh’s 32-yard field goal with 7:41 left in the opening period.

Thomas scored on a 15-yard scamper with 28 seconds left in the period to give the Bulldogs a 10-0 advantage.

A Vanderbilt fumble resulted in a safety with 14 seconds left in the quarter, allowing Georgia to extend its lead.

Murray’s four yard pass to Durham gave Georgia a 19-0 lead with 8:43 left in the first half.

Walsh added a 25-yard field goal 18 seconds before intermission to give the Bulldogs a 22-0 halftime edge.

Georgia kept rolling at the start of the second half. Murray hit A.J. Green with a 48-yard touchdown pass with 12:14 left in the third period and Thomas followed up with a nine-yard touchdown run at the 6:25 mark.

Ealey’s one-yard run gave Georgia a 43-0 lead and completed the scoring with 3:22 still to play in the third quarter.

Georgia piled up 547 yards in total offense over the course of the afternoon and averaged 7.5 yards per offensive snap. Vanderbilt averaged just 3.0 yards per play and ran just 47 offensive plays.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.