Scores

Final

LA-Lafayette 7

(0-1, 0-1 away)

(23) Georgia 55

(1-0, 1-0 home)

Coverage: GamePlan

12:21 PM ET, September 4, 2010

Sanford Stadium, ATHENS, GA

1 2 3 4 T
ULL 0 7 0 07
#23UGA 7 24 17 755

Top Performers

Passing: A. Murray (UGA) - 160 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: C. King (UGA) - 10 CAR, 47 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: K. Durham (UGA) - 5 REC, 83 YDS, 1 TD

Aaron Murray has 4 TDs after Georgia benches A.J. Green

Associated Press

ATHENS, Ga. -- Aaron Murray loves to flash his athleticism. Georgia coach Mark Richt just wants his quarterback to stay healthy.

"A couple of times when he was out of the pocket he could've just simply thrown the ball out of bounds," Richt said. "When he decides to turn it upfield and try to dodge people, he's going to get splattered if he does that over and over."

Murray passed for three touchdowns and ran for another in leading No. 23 Georgia to a 55-7 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday.

Despite the absence of top receiver A.J. Green, Murray completed 16 of 24 passes for 194 yards in his first college game. Kris Durham caught two TD passes.

Murray ran four times for 41 yards. On a 16-yard scramble down the right sideline near the end of the first half, he reached out to hold the ball inside the front pylon for a 31-7 halftime lead.

The Bulldogs had 8 seconds left when Murray took the snap and saw his receivers covered. Instead of throwing the ball away and giving Georgia a chance for almost certain points with a short field goal, he decided to aim for the goal line.

"I need to work on making decisions," Murray said, "that will always get us points at the end of the half."

Cornerback Jakar Hamilton, who had one of three interceptions, returned a fourth-quarter pick for a 17-yard touchdown that made it 55-7.

Georgia (1-0) visits South Carolina next week.

Louisiana-Lafayette (0-1) scored on Chris Masson's 60-yard pass to Ladarius Green late in the second quarter.

Green, a junior All-Southeastern Conference first-team selection last year, watched the game from the sidelines as Georgia awaits an NCAA ruling to clarify his playing status.

The Bulldogs did not announce that Green would miss the game until a few hours before kickoff. The NCAA is investigating if he was one of several players from different schools to attend a party hosted by a sports agent in Miami. Green said he has never been to Miami.

Starting tailback Washaun Ealey, one of nine Georgia players arrested this year, missed the game, too. Richt held him out following police charges of hit and run and driving with a suspended license last week.

Richt indicated after the game that Ealey will play at South Carolina, but the coach declined to comment on Green.

Carlton Thomas rushed 12 times for 61 yards. Caleb King's 20-yard run made it 7-0 late in the first quarter.

Blair Walsh kicked two field goals. His 52-yarder early in the second quarter gave the Bulldogs a 17-0 lead.

Georgia unveiled its 3-4 setup under new defensive coordinator Todd Grantham and had three sacks for minus-18 yards and nine tackles for minus-26 yards.

Louisiana-Lafayette finished with 14 yards rushing on 29 attempts.

"We left our defense out there for too long," Cajuns coach Rickey Bustle said. "There's no consistency in the way we played."

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ULL
UGA
1st Downs517
Total Yards128377
Passing114193
Rushing14184
Penalties2-85-30
3rd Down Conversions3-168-17
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers31
Possession26:3333:27

Passing Leaders

Louisiana-LafayetteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Masson5/15775.111
GeorgiaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Murray17/261606.231

Rushing Leaders

Louisiana-LafayetteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Streeter4102.508
Spikes781.105
GeorgiaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Thomas13614.7014
King10474.7120

Receiving Leaders

Louisiana-LafayetteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Green48721.8160
Falgout11616.0016
GeorgiaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Durham58316.6141
Gray23216.0126

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERULLUGA
TD03:00Caleb King 20 Yd Run (Blair Walsh Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERULLUGA
TD14:55Kris Durham 3 Yd Pass From Aaron Murray (Blair Walsh Kick) 014
FG11:21Blair Walsh 52 Yd 017
TD03:31Shaun Chapas 11 Yd Pass From Aaron Murray (Blair Walsh Kick) 024
TD01:13Ladarius Green 60 Yd Pass From Chris Masson (Tyler Albrecht Kick) 724
TD00:00Aaron Murray 16 Yd Run (Blair Walsh Kick) 731
THIRD QUARTERULLUGA
FG12:54Blair Walsh 48 Yd 734
TD04:25Fred Munzenmaier 1 Yd Pass From Aaron Murray (Blair Walsh Kick) 741
TD02:35Logan Gray 26 Yd Pass From Hutson Mason (Blair Walsh Kick) 748
FOURTH QUARTERULLUGA
TD13:43Jakar Hamilton 17 Yd Interception Return (Blair Walsh Kick) 755