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No. 3 Georgia cruises past Georgia Tech, SEC Championship up next

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Aaron Murray threw two touchdown passes, Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall each ran for a pair of TDs, and No. 3 Georgia stayed right in the thick of the national championship race with a 42-10 rout of Georgia Tech on Saturday.

The Bulldogs (11-1) extended the domination of the Yellow Jackets, beating their state rival for the 11th time in 12 meetings. This one was a laugher from the start as the home team scored just over a minute into the game, built a 28-3 halftime lead and was up 42-3 before Georgia Tech (6-6) scored its lone TD.

Georgia will face No. 2 Alabama for the Southeastern Conference championship next Saturday. The winner of that contest will likely play in the BCS title game on Jan. 7.

Team Stat Comparison

 GTUGA
1st Downs 26 18
Total Yards 426 379
Passing 120 215
Rushing 306 164
Penalties 4-30 5-55
3rd Down Conversions 6-17 2-7
4th Down Conversions 3-7 1-1
Turnovers 2 0
Possession 39:56 20:04

Passing Leaders

 
Georgia TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lee 4/12 65 5.4 0 1
 
GeorgiaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Murray 14/17 215 12.6 2 0

Rushing Leaders

 
Georgia TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sims 14 71 5.1 1 15
Laskey 15 56 3.7 0 6
 
GeorgiaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gurley 12 97 8.1 2 22
Marshall 7 66 9.4 2 17

Receiving Leaders

 
Georgia TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Godhigh 5 66 13.2 0 43
Greene 2 23 11.5 0 12
 
GeorgiaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mitchell 3 88 29.3 0 57
Lynch 3 36 12.0 0 15

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERGTUGA
TD 13:57 Todd Gurley 3 Yd Run (Marshall Morgan Kick) 0 7
TD 06:14 Todd Gurley 1 Yd Run (Marshall Morgan Kick) 0 14
FG 00:13 Chris Tanner 38 Yd 3 14
SECOND QUARTERGTUGA
TD 14:39 Keith Marshall 15 Yd Run (Marshall Morgan Kick) 3 21
TD 02:49 Rhett McGowan 11 Yd Pass From Aaron Murray (Marshall Morgan Kick) 3 28
THIRD QUARTERGTUGA
TD 10:38 Jay Rome 24 Yd Pass From Aaron Murray (Marshall Morgan Kick) 3 35
TD 06:00 Keith Marshall 17 Yd Run (Marshall Morgan Kick) 3 42
FOURTH QUARTERGTUGA
TD 07:25 David Sims 9 Yd Run (Chris Tanner Kick) 10 42
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