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Murray needs win over Kentucky

Murray needs win over Kentucky

Murray needs win over Kentucky

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    ATHENS — Aaron Murray can't leave Georgia with a SEC championship. He still can walk away with a win in his final home game.
    Georgia wasted a dramatic fourth-quarter comeback led by Murray in last week's 43-38 loss to Auburn. Kentucky will play at Georgia (6-4, 4-3 Southeastern Conference) on Saturday night, perhaps hoping the Bulldogs' focus is still on last week's loss which ended the team's SEC championship hopes.
    Kentucky (2-8, 0-6) will try to end its string of 14 straight conference losses.
    Murray earned compliments for his lead role in Georgia's comeback from a 37-17 fourth-quarter deficit, as he passed for 415 yards with two touchdowns while running for two touchdowns.
    Even South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier tipped his visor in Murray's direction.
    "I will say Aaron Murray is one of the best passers to ever play in the SEC," Spurrier said.
    Georgia coach Mark Richt said Murray has continued to improve through his senior season.
    "Just from a technical standpoint, he has improved every year," Richt said. "Even that last ballgame. I don't know how many times I've said it, but when you watch the game live, you knew he played good, but you go back and watch the film and you feel like he played even better. He's a pretty spectacular performer."
    Georgia tailback Todd Gurley said Murray "is definitely the best quarterback in SEC history."
    Kentucky's only wins have come against Miami (Ohio) and Alabama State.
    The Wildcats must beat Georgia or Tennessee to avoid their second straight 0-8 finish in the SEC.
    First-year coach Mark Stoops said he saw reason for encouragement in last week's 22-6 loss at Vanderbilt.
    "Under some tough circumstances with the wins and losses not going the way we want, I thought our preparation was right and I thought our attitude was right and I thought our fight was right," Stoops said. "... I thought last week was as good as we've played all year with that mentality, a toughness and a desire and a hunger across the board to go out and win."

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