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2012 UGA Football: Aaron Murray still battling turnover problems

The Georgia starter isn't facing any threat of losing his job, but his turnover issues nearly cost UGA a huge win over Florida.

Scott Cunningham

Aaron Murray and the Georgia Bulldogs are now back in control of the SEC East, and with wins over Ole Miss and Auburn, they'll sew up a trip to Atlanta to play for the conference championship and an outside chance at a BCS Championship appearance.

But interceptions have plagued Murray all season, and almost cost UGA their win over Florida on Saturday. Despite throwing three first half pics, head coach Mark Richt told Macon.com that he didn't think about pulling Murray:

"Aaron is the guy, period," head coach Mark Richt said on Tuesday. "Aaron is the guy."

While Richt has seemingly total faith in Murray as a starter, it's worth noting that his backup, Huston Mason, is currently redshirting to have a year of eligibility available when Murray graduates.

Murray won the game for Georgia in the second half, hitting a 45-yard pass to Malcolm Mitchell that evaded Florida defenders on Mitchell's run, but the QB had some help - freshman running back Todd Gurley had 118 yards rushing and Georgia's defense forced six UF turnovers.

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